(BUFFALO, N.Y.) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Buffalo on Wednesday to outline his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan.
Cuomo's plan aims to close the state's $2 billion budget deficit through pension reform. The governor said he will not impose new taxes on residents and his plan will also include school accountability in order to improve education in the state. Education has been Cuomo's priority; he's been meeting with education officials this week to discuss a developing a new teacher evaluation system.
"We must continue to hold the line on spending to make sure New York remains a welcoming and open place for families and businesses. This budget further ensures that important reforms are made to our public education system so students come first, and school districts are held accountable for spending. By coming together, we have shown what can be done, and I look forward to continuing to work to create jobs and build a new New York," said Cuomo.
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