Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]New York Senator Fred Akshar (R) talks about a variety of issues facing the new session of the state legislature on Saturday's edition of the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up.

First on the subject list, however, is the unconventional way Governor Andrew Cuomo has been talking about the State of the State and the 2017 budget.

Senator Akshar makes it clear that he has not been happy with the Governor apparently ignoring the real issues in the Southern Tier while making most of his proposals for investment in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Downstate.

The Republican also discusses the results of some of his surveys of constituents about ride-sharing and proposed free tuition.

Southern Tier Close Up is heard Sunday at 6am on 99.1 The Whale0.