NEW YORK CITY-He may have the pedigree of a liberal Democrat, but Andrew Cuomo looks more like a conservative Republican when it comes to the fiscal policy he’d implement as governor. The 224-page platform Cuomo outlined when he announced his candidacy is what’s called for to promote private-sector job growth, say industry leaders including Steven Spinola, president of the Real Estate Board of New York.

“In commercial real estate or any kind of real estate, we’re looking for a governor who’s going to be strong, who will try hold the line on spending and hold the line on taxes,” Spinola tells “I couldn’t ask for anything more than what this candidate for governor has indicated is his position, which is that the state can’t continue to spend beyond its means.”

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