BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- New York State Governor Elect Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo early Tuesday evening to meet with Mayor Byron Brown at city hall. Mayor Brown was selected to be part of the transition team for Cuomo to help provide advice and assistance on fiscal and economic issues.
Cuomo says he wants to work with the mayor to support Western New York and use the area's assets to bring in more jobs. "I believe the state government can be an activist partner and I look forward to working hand in hand with the mayor, what are the problems and how do we tackle them together," Cuomo said.
Eyewitness News also asked Cuomo how he plans on covering the state's major fiscal problems without a tax hike. "Going to have to do more with less, the economy has turned, and Albany is going to have to recognize... you can only spend what you earn," Cuomo said.
In addition to Mayor Brown, Cuomo also selected M & T Bank CEO Bob Wilmers and Wegman's CEO Danny Wegman to be part of the transition team. The three will join others led by Lieutenant Governor Elect Robert Duffy. They will keep their current jobs as they work as advisors for Cuomo.