New venue for Cuomo's State of State speech

Andrew Cuomo gives his victory speech on election

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Andrew Cuomo gives his victory speech on election night in November. (Credit: AP )

ALBANY - Hoping to spur public involvement in state government, Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo announced plans Wednesday to deliver the State of the State speech in the convention center here so 1,000 residents can attend.

The Jan. 5 address, which kicks off the legislative session each year, usually takes place in the ornate Assembly chamber before lawmakers, state officials, past governors...

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