ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) has pulled off a political hat trick in Albany, accomplishing three lofty goals he laid out when taking office in January.

Last Friday, with some pressure from Cuomo, four Republican state senators switched their votes on same-sex marriage to pass the historic bill, which the governor then quickly signed into law. Cuomo also managed an ethics overhaul and a 2-percent property tax cap.

Assemblyman Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) says Cuomo has accomplished more in just one session than all the other governors he's worked with over the past seven years.

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