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Cuomo pushing back on resistance to new Amazon campus in NYC

Amazon is set to get more than $1 billion in subsidies, which is a deal some state lawmakers are now balking at.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2019 5:33 PM

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.

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