Gov. Cuomo Takes 'State of the State Tour' to WNY

January 13, 2011 Updated Jan 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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January 13, 2011 Updated Jan 13, 2011 at 7:49 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, NY (WKBW) -- In a display of bi-partisanship, a Republican introduced Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) on his first trip to Western New York since taking office.

State Senator Cathy Young (R-Olean) made the introduction this morning as Cuomo brought his State of the State Tour to Jamestown.

"We've got to work together on the issues that matter to the people," said Young.

Cuomo, in a repeat of his State of the State Address which he gave last week in Albany, said the people need to join the fight to reduce spending and taxes, or else lose to the special interests.

"So my message to the people of the state is you have to speak up, you have to rise up - democracy only works when you make it work," Cuomo said. "When are we going to change Albany? When the people of this state demand change."

New York is facing a $10 billion budget deficit.