Mass Exodus. 319,000 New Yorkers relocated elsewhere during the past year. The most popular destinations were Florida and Texas. Both states are business friendly and lack income taxes. This contrasts with Cuomo’s excessive regulations and high taxes. New York currently has the highest tax burden in the country. Cuomo did a job on the Empire State during his decade in office. The pandemic exacerbated the problems he had already created. His mandates and lockdowns crippled the economy. Small business owners had the work of a lifetime shattered. Add to that the corruption of his administration. It is little wonder that residents are fleeing in droves. Mass Exodus. The blame for this calamity rests squarely with the disgraced former Governor !!