ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday increased pressure on state lawmakers to win support for his plan to cut pension costs, promising to make sure voters remember which legislators opposed him in the effort he said will reduce taxpayers' burden.

"I want to hold them accountable for their vote. First, I'd like to convince them to vote with me, but in any event I think they should be held accountable for their vote," Cuomo said.

In his fight for what he says is a top priority of his second year in office, Cuomo slapped at state lawmakers and Democratic state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who are defending the traditional pension system for state and local government retirees. That position is advocated by the state's powerful public employee unions, which have traditionally had great influence with the Legislature.

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