Cuomo to visit LI for economic council meeting

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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected on Long Island Friday to hear proposals by the regional economic council.

Cuomo recently announced he would tour each of the state’s 10 economic regional councils to hear progress reports regarding implementing job-creation plans. He’s also expected to visit other regions this week.

Cuomo is expected to spend at least two hours touring or hearing presentations at each site, according to the administration.

The governor launched the councils in 2011 as a way to make regional leaders get together to propose projects for state funding. Though he’s called it a success, some state legislators privately say it was a way to give the governor’s office control over local economic assistance that they used to dole out.

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