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Hochul won't say whether she would sign bill changing bridge name back to Tappan Zee

Feb 22, 2023 12:46 am

Nick Reisman at New York State of Politics reports that there is a bill in Albany to restore the Tappan Zee Bridge name on the crossing over the Hudson River that was renamed for the late former Gov. Mario Cuomo by his son, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, several years ago. On Feb. 21, current Gov. Kathy Hochul would not say whether she would sign the bill or not. "Mario Cuomo was an extraordinary governor and if the bill passes the Legislature, I would certainly look at anything that passes," Hochul said on Feb. 21. "It is too premature." Hochul said she is more concerned with the $227 billion state budget proposal that needs to be finalized by the end of March. "I've got a whole budget that needs my undivided attention," she said. The Tappan Zee name references both the Native Americans who lived in the area of the bridge, as well as the Dutch immigrants who settled there. Read the full story at New York State of Politics.

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