In Buffalo on Monday for the second of six State of the State addresses he’s delivering this week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo formally announced his push for expanding ride-hailing companies outside of New York City, pitching the issue as one of fairness.

Cuomo called it “an unfair duality” that New York City should allow ride hailing — apps like Uber and Lyft are regulated by the Taxi and Livery Commission — while the rest of the state does not.

And the stalled issue in Albany, Cuomo suggested, is the fault of the Legislature.

Cuomo urged those in attendance to call their lawmaker and tell them: “Don’t come home to Buffalo unless you pass ride sharing for upstate New York.”

State lawmakers last year failed to reach an agreement on ride hailing services outside of New York City in both the regular session and failed to come to a deal for a special session with Cuomo in December.

“Thank you Governor Cuomo for listening to the voices of New Yorkers who are demanding affordable, reliable transportation options like Uber,” said Uber general manager Josh Mohrer. “It’s time for the Empire State to join New York City and the 47 other states in allowing ridesharing services to operate.”

The taxi coalition opposing the measure was less enthusiastic, pointing to concerns that have been raised over automated cars, which Uber has experimented with other parts of the country.

“Gov. Cuomo made it clear today that automation has taken American jobs away, and that is why New York should ban driverless cars for at least 50 years as part of any ridesharing legislation,” said John Tomassi of the Upstate Transportation Association. “If lawmakers expand ridesharing without a ban on driverless cars, they will be stepping into an economic trap that turns new jobs into lost jobs.”