When not fending off a heckling legislator at his State of the State address on Wednesday afternoon, Governor Cuomo presented as new many initiatives he had already announced, packing the 90-minute speech with such legacy-seeking projects as raising the minimum wage to $15, expanding the Javits Center, and overhauling Penn Station and LaGuardia Airport. According to one reporter's math, Cuomo's spending plans require freeing up $1.4 billion from somewhere, and a big part of that where is the coffers of New York City, home to his schoolyard rival Bill de Blasio.

Specifically, the governor wants the already-spendy but reluctant-to-be-extorted city to pay more for CUNY schools and contribute more towards expanding Medicaid. Politico New York writes that Cuomo wants to:

rationalize funding for CUNY senior colleges by having the City of New York pay a share of financial support that aligns with the City's participation in the governance of CUNY,” as described in a briefing book distributed to reporters before the speech. New York City's mayor currently appoints a third of the trustees to the CUNY board.

Heeding the calls of county officials, Cuomo in 2012 began capping the local share of Medicaid costs in 2012. The governor's latest budget asks New York City once again to be responsible for financing the growth of Medicaid, a move that could cost the city hundreds of millions.

A Daily News report says tithing from the city could account for three quarters of Cuomo's planned savings.

Cuomo said that a meeting he had with de Blasio before his address was "productive." It was not, apparently, informative:

Talking to reporters after the address, Mayor de Blasio said the CUNY and Medicaid funding proposals were new to him, and that he's still unaware of the details. In restrained terms, he said he's going to be scrutinizing the terms and pushing back "if we think it's not fair."

"Clearly, if something actually is going to undercut our ability to provide health care to our people or to support our students, I’m not only going to speak up, but work hard to address it," he said.

Other mayor-governor-feud-related developments revealed during the speech include Cuomo's alliance with current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's rival, former commissioner Ray Kelly. After building a massive, FBI-subverting panopticon of a counter-terror operation within the NYPD, Kelly is now apparently advocating that terror policing be taken over by the state police. To this end, Cuomo is calling for $40 million in additional funding for the National Guard and state police, who he wants to station near "key targets."

In recent weeks, Cuomo has also made a point of projecting concern for New York State's homeless people, the vast majority of whom reside in New York City. Having had his bluff called on a now-meaningless executive order to force street-dwelling homeless people into shelters, the governor is proposing a $20 billion 5-year plan to go towards 100,000 units of affordable housing, 6,000 beds of supportive housing, and 1,000 emergency shelter beds. He's also proposing a statewide review of shelter conditions—the de Balsio administration, incidentally, is in the middle of a three-month review of the Department of Homeless Services—which he wants to be "a true independent review."

So naturally, Cuomo is putting Comptroller Scott Stringer, a political rival and already-active critic of de Blasio's handling of homeless issues, in charge of the review.

"Some would rather stay outside in the frigid cold than risk entering shelters, and they are right to do it," Cuomo said. "Over this past year, the state has recorded 2,500 health and safety violations in shelters across the state. This suffering has gone on for a long time. adding insult to injury, taxpayers fund over $1 billion for a dysfunctional statewide shelter system. It’s just unacceptable."

Cuomo added, "We will require all social service districts, municipalities, social service workers, and police departments to operate in full compliance with New York state laws and regulations or they will be subject to state sanctions." He then thanked de Blasio for his "cooperation."

De Blasio called the new resources to combat homelessness "good things" and "commendable," but said, "The audit is a separate matter, and that’s where I’m respectfully contesting."

He explained that Stringer currently has the ability to inspect shelters and look into how they're run, and is doing so, but he wants to know the parameters of enforcement. The city is currently fielding a Shelter Repair Squad to inspect and fix up homeless shelters, and de Blasio said, "If the audit is complimentary to that effort, that’s perfectly acceptable."

For mass transit, for which Cuomo just recently leaned on the city to fund more heavily, Cuomo said he's planning to buy 1,400 new subway cars, 3,100 new buses, new commuter rail cars for Metro North and Long Island Rail Road, and upgrades to track, signals, yards, depots, stations, and bridges. Unmentioned was the Second Avenue subway, which is further over-schedule and over-budget than previously thought and currently shows no signs of ever extending to East Harlem.

Cuomo also took credit for funding pre-K programs, but made no mention of de Blasio's role in bringing pre-K to New York City just nine months after taking office. Similarly, Cuomo proposed a statewide, 12-week paid parental leave program, which comes on the heels of de Blasio announcing a 6-week paid leave policy for non-union city workers. It's unclear how Cuomo's program would work.

On ethics, Cuomo called for limiting but not eliminating state legislators' outside incomes, though it's not clear whether he's calling to force further disclosure about sources. He also called once more for the closure of the LLC loophole that allows corporate donors basically unlimited spending on campaigns, a loophole he has benefited handsomely from, strengthening the Freedom of Information Law, and public financing of campaigns.

As reporter Bill Mahoney outlines, none of this is new, and none of it is likely to substantially change the way business is done in Albany.

For a roundup of some of Cuomo's other proposals, click here.

With Miranda Katz