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House GOP presses Cuomo on I Love NY signs

New York has until Sept. 30 to take down the signs or forever forfeit $14 million in highway funding.

ALBANY — Six House Republicans from New York penned a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week, nudging him for information on the ongoing federal-state dispute over the I Love NY highway signs.

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The letter from the House GOP members, led by Rep. John Faso of Kinderhook, Columbia County, asks Cuomo, a Democrat, what steps his administration has taken to get back $14 million in federal funding withheld by the Federal Highway Administration earlier this year.

The FHWA imposed the penalty in February after telling the state to take down the blue I Love NY signs for nearly three years.

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The state has until Sept. 30 to take them down and get its $14 million back. Otherwise, further penalties could be imposed.

"We urge you to direct NYSDOT and (the New York State Thruway Authority ) to follow the law and not jeopardize the loss of badly needed federal funds for our highway and bridge repair programs," the congresspeople wrote.

Along with Faso, the letter was signed by Reps. Claudia Tenney, Tom Reed, John Katko, Elise Stefanik and Chris Collins.

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