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In a plea from one New Yorker to another, Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., urged President Donald Trump to help what he called a “crisis” at Penn Station. 

Commuters Brace For Penn Station Repairs

May 3, 2017
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Amtrak’s preliminary plan for track repairs at Penn Station may shut down two tracks at a time for six weeks this summer.

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A fiscal watchdog group is questioning New York’s century-old prevailing wage law for construction workers, saying it unnecessarily costs taxpayers billions of dollars a year in added expenses for big road, bridge, and other projects.

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President Donald Trump met with business leaders Tuesday to discuss infrastructure and tax reform — both of which appear months away. Following the meeting, Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the hedge fund Blackstone, told Bloomberg TV that tax reform will take much longer than Trump's failed healthcare overhaul.

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Two New York lawmakers say the Southern State Parkway that winds between New York City and Jones Beach is badly in need of an upgrade. State Senator John Brooks and Assemblywoman Michaelle Solanges have introduced a bill that would launch a safety study and renovation plans.