Cuomo Prods Feds For $9B For NY Storm-Proofing Projects
By Pete Brush
Law360, New York (December 3, 2012, 7:48 PM EST) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked the halls of Congress on Monday, visiting Washington lawmakers locked in their own budget struggles in a quest to bring $42 billion — including $9 billion for massive, "common sense" infrastructure projects to boost New York's flood defenses — back to the Empire State in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The governor's schedule included meetings with key federal lawmakers including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, amid concerns that a huge hole could be blown in...