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Cuomo touts downstate infrastructure investment as NYS continues reopening process

Governor Andrew Cuomo was at LeGuardia Airport on Wednesday as he touted the new additions and incoming changes at the facility as New York State continues forward with reopening.

The new LaGuardia will be the first new, major airport constructed in the U.S. in nearly 25 years, Cuomo said. Wednesday, the airport marked the opening of a new arrival and departures hall.

It’s one of many infrastructure projects Cuomo has touted in recent weeks to help ‘re-energize’ the state’s economy amid the pandemic.

Cuomo has said New York is doing more testing per capita than any state in the U.S., and that its reopening process is the “most informed reopening of any state in the country.”

Critics of the Governor have said that infrastructure projects around New York City will do little to help battered Upstate communities that will see businesses close and downsize if a recession is realized.

The Finger Lakes, though, is headed toward ‘Phase 3’ along with Central New York, the Southern Tier, and North Country. That could start on Friday or Saturday.