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Observing the universal but unwritten "might-as-well-ask" rule of government, New York officials are requesting $42 billion or so in post-Sandy federal aid.
Of that total, $9.1 billion would go to projects aimed at preventing similar damage from future calamities. New Jersey, meanwhile, is officially seeking about $37 billion.
Now, say this $79 billion bi-state appeal should by all rights...