Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration spent $8.1 million to install hundreds of “I Love NY” highway signs that are the subject of a dispute with the federal government.
Federal highway officials say the signs don’t comply with federal regulations while the state argues they boost the state’s tourism industry.
Republican Assemblyman Steve Hawley called the signs “a perfect example of the wasteful spending that comes out of Gov. Cuomo’s Administration.” Top state transportation leaders gave the total cost during a recent hearing on state transportation spending.