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Hochul wants 'historic' green infrastructure spending

Oct 13, 2021 12:11 pm

Nick Reisman reports for New York State of Politics that at the Citizens Budget Commission's annual gala Oct. 12, Gov. Kathy Hochul said she wants to make "historic investments" in green infrastructure projects meant to counter climate change. "I'm committed to New York making historic investments in smart, resilient and green infrastructure," Hochul said. "We're going to be rebuilding our roads and investing in water and climate infrastructure, leading the way on clean energy and transforming our airports, and affordable housing as well. And delivering the public transportation systems that New Yorkers deserve." Democrats in Congress have a similar plan, though two Democrats and Republicans may not let that happen. "We're going to be bold and aggressive because we have no choice," Hochul said. "And that's how I am anyhow. And we could not have a better partner in federal government and I'm a former member of Congress. I know how the levers of government are so incredibly powerful in Washington when they work closely with the states." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.