Governor Cuomo is expected to hit at least a couple of major themes during Wednesday afternoon's State of the State address, with gun control being one of them.
Cuomo says the current gun control laws in the state have significant loopholes, and he wants stronger measures taken against assault weapons.
Senate Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos proposes tougher prison sentences for illegally possessing guns, using them in crimes or taking them on school property.
A proposal to raise the minimum wage and the state's economy overall are also expected to be major parts of the governor's address.
Cuomo is expected to insist the state continue on a course of balanced budgets and reduced expenses and a vow to not raise taxes.