Cuomo Knows the Airports Are Terrible

A plane waits at John F. Kennedy Airport on February 28, 2013 in New York City. Should the $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts, known as the sequester, go into effect Friday as scheduled, airport control towers in a number of states could close, putting pilots and staff members at risk. In addition to the closed control towers, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers could be furloughed, leading to long waits and confusion at many airport security checkpoints.
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“Even here in New York, La Guardia and JFK are inexcusable, frankly, that they haven’t been redeveloped to keep pace with the best international airports,” said the governor yesterday. “That’s something we’re going to attend to.” Cuomo is expected to announce today in his State of the State speech that he’ll take over renovation of the two New York hubs from the bi-state Port Authority, leaving Newark to Chris Christie, who is probably rubbing his hands together maniacally.