Governor Cuomo arrives in Capitol; starts working

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the house. The Democrat arrived early at the Capitol where his father,
former Governor Mario Cuomo, presided for three terms.

Andrew Cuomo held a private meeting with his cabinet at 8:30 a.m. in a public schedule choreographed to show his resolve to tackle the state's fiscal and ethical crises.

Cuomo plans a low-key inaugural ceremony at noon followed by a
reception line at the governor's mansion for New Yorkers who
obtained tickets a week ago.

Legislative leaders are scheduled to attend the noon event.

The state is facing a deficit of as much as $1 billion and a projected deficit of about $10 billion in the budget due April 1.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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