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Gov. Cuomo said Hurricane Sandy affected more people than Katrina in his plea for nearly $42 billion in federal aid. He noted many more died in Katrina, but that the economic toll of Sandy was higher, reaching almost $33 billion in clean up costs. The aid request from Cuomo grew from his previous plea for $30 billion.The aid would be used to cover damage and restoration, but $9 billion of it would be used to prepare for future storms. Mayor Bloomberg is making his own plea for nearly $10 billion in aid. State health officials are also asking for almost a half-billion dollars in special Medicaid funding for hospitals, nursing homes and clinics affected by the storm.
In the Press...
City Amassing Trove of Cellphone Logs (NY Times)
Lobbying Group That Backs Cuomo Gets Big Donations From Firm He Investigated (NY Times)
MTA Details Post-Sandy List of Priorities (Wall Street Journal)
Mayor Urges Fast Action for Tenants (Wall Street Journal)
Over 800 Apartment Buildings in City Still Lack Heat (Associated Press)
City Plans to Fix 300 Homes a Day (Associated Press)
Staten Island GOP Congressman Faces Ethics Probe (Associated Press)
Number of High Schools Facing Closures Rises (Associated Press)
Higher Marks for City High Schools on Department of Education Report Cards (NY Post)
Council Committee Passes Bill Forcing Pedicabs to Use Timers and Fixed Rate Per Minute (Daily News)
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