Today the governor presented his plan for the future of New York State and outlined how we can continue to move our state forward. I am pleased to hear the governors pledge to strengthen the states gun laws, making them the toughest in the nation and working to increase the minimum wage to $8.75. It is also time for women in New York to receive equal pay for equal work. That is why I will be a strong supporter of the governors plan to break the glass ceiling and bring equal pay to the workplace. I will also fight to increase state aid for our schools because our children deserve a high quality education. I look forward to working with the governor and the Legislature to get the Capital Region the resources needed to keep our communities affordable.