NEW YORK CITY—The goals that Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial candidate, spelled out at a breakfast presentation Wednesday were in line with what his opponent, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, promised four years ago. “In fact, in his first State of the State address, he said we needed radical reform,” Astorino told a gathering sponsored by the Association for a Better New York. “He was right.” But the reforms never came.

“New York is on a losing path,” Astorino told the ABNY audience. “To some, I may sound like a broken record, but really, the only thing broken is our state.” For example, when it comes to economic growth outlook, “New York has five metro areas in the bottom 10, and 10 metro areas in the bottom 20.” Astorino will take to the podium before another high-powered gathering of commercial real estate executives next week when he delivers the keynote address at RealShare New York, scheduled for Oct. 9 at the Roosevelt Hotel in Midtown.

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