Governor Cuomo turns to emergency fiscal plan, tax cap

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in his Albany office working on an emergency plan to reduce the size of
government and to push his major priority of a cap on property tax growth.

A day after his scaled-down inauguration, the Democrat was working on what he promised would be a financial reinvention plan for government. He says it is aimed at reducing the hundreds of departments, agencies and authorities that constitute state government. Although he is enforcing about 900 layoffs ordered by former Gov. David Paterson, Cuomo so far hasn't said if he will require more layoffs.

Cuomo is also seeking a quick deal to cap the growth of local property taxes.

Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday is expected to contain detail of his plans.

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