WOODBURY, N.Y. -- Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing back on resistance to a new Amazon campus in New York City, as word comes the online giant is considering pulling out of the deal.
Amazon is set to get more than $1 billion in subsidies, which is a deal some state lawmakers are now balking at.
The Washington Post, owned by the founder of Amazon, reported that Amazon executives are reconsidering the New York City site, in the face of the opposition.
"For the state Senate to oppose Amazon was governmental malpractice. And if they stop Amazon from coming to New York, they're going to have the people of New York state to explain it to. It is irresponsible to allow political opposition to overcome sound government policy,” said Cuomo.
The project would bring 25,000 jobs to the Long Island area.
- Cuomo pushing back on resistance to new Amazon campus in NYC
- Cuomo: We'll review plan for NYC drug injection sites
- Gov. Cuomo: NYC's aging JFK Airport to undergo $13B rebuild
- NYC, Buffalo-Rochester bid for Amazon's second headquarters
- Local officials still pushing Upstate to Amazon
- Despite huge giveaways, Cuomo says Amazon HQ costs NY 'nada'
- Working Families Party reverses course, backs Cuomo
- Capitol Watch: Nixon backs Cuomo, sort of
- Capitol Watch: Clean energy push, Cuomo's low expectations