During my long drives last week, I listened to a lot of New York State speeches, because my NPR station comes out of NYC. It was actually fascinating. They are planning on redeveloping Jacob Javitts Center, raising the minimum wage ($7 per hour!) and doing something about the sinking situation in Buffalo (3rd poorest city in the US!). Also on the table is fingerprinting for food stamps.
In order to receive food stamps, one must first be fingerprinted. This measure was put in place to reduce fraud. However, it also makes poor people feel like criminals, and it may be one reason why more people aren't taking advantage of this program.
Cuomo wants to change this policy. Bloomberg wants to keep it.