State GOP Chairman Ed Cox Wednesday released the following statement in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of State address:
"The speech was well delivered, with soaring Cuomo-esque rhetoric, however, in a time of financial and fiscal crisis for New York state, the question is will the governor deliver.
"In our view the two major issues facing Albany are pension reform and mandate relief. On pension reform the governor was very specific. The question is will he spend his political capital to produce results through the use of his extraordinary executive budgetary powers?
"On mandate relief he was extremely vague and did not even mention Medicaid reform. Kicking the can down the road for another year is not a solution.
"While it appears he continues to want to wear republican clothes, our mission is to make sure he wears them well."