Cuomo Seeks $30B in Aid

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We’re just beginning to see the staggering cleanup costs from Hurricane Sandy—the country’s costliest storm other than Katrina. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is seeking at least $30 billion in aid from the federal government, according to The New York Times. His inventory includes $3.5 billion to repair the region's bridges and commuter lines, $1.65 billion to rebuild homes and apartments, $1 billion to pay back local police and emergency personnel for working overtime, and several billion dollars in federal loans and grants for affected businesses.