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NY Boosts Infrastructure Spend to $275B in New Budget Plan, Says Governor

January 29, 2020

Via: ENR

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) unveiled a fiscal 2021 state budget Jan. 22, touting $25 billion in new infrastructure investment that will raise—to a “nation-leading” $275 billion—the state’s total of current and future spending, with an “aggressive” $33-billion program over five years to combat climate change and boost construction resilience, he said. But the expanded program starting in the fiscal year that begins April 1 comes amid tumult in the state’s leading transportation infrastructure agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), with the sudden departure of New York City’s popular subways chief and friction with the governor.

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