Governor Cuomo Responds to Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City

cuomo getty Governor Cuomo Responds to Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City
Governor Cuomo (Photo: Getty)

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement reviewing Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City address. The governor gave the mayor high marks for his education proposals and his support for pension reform.

“I commend Mayor Bloomberg for outlining a positive vision for New York City’s future and the most important part of building that future, our students,” Governor Cuomo said. 

One of Mayor Bloomberg’s education initiatives involves creating a teacher evaluation system, which Cuomo has pushed local governments around the state to implement.

“As I said in my State of the State Address, and Mayor Bloomberg reiterated in his State of the City today, we need an education system that puts students first,” Governor Cuomo said. “Both the Mayor and I agree that this starts with implementing a teacher evaluation system that holds teachers accountable for their performance.”

Governor Cuomo and the mayor are also in agreement about pension reform.

“Additionally, I appreciate Mayor Bloomberg’s support for the much needed reform of our pension system, Governor Cuomo said. “There is no longer any doubt that we need to reform the pension system by creating a Tier VI and we need to do it now.”

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo are rumored to have a tense relationship, but they have recently managed to find some common ground.

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