Governor’s War with Washington Costs State $14 Million

A statement by Assemblyman Gary D. Finch (R,C,I-Springport)
February 1, 2018

“For years, the governor has defied the federal government and refused to remove illegal highway signs that his administration installed. In response, the federal government is withholding $14 million in highway funding for New York State. Inevitably, the governor will try to politicize this and claim that Washington is attacking him. The Obama Administration also declared the signs illegal because they very clearly are. We need every last dollar we can get from the federal government to revitalize our aging infrastructure. Between the bid-rigging and bribery trials of the governor’s top aides and now this, hopefully this administration will begin to get the message that it needs to follow the law.”