State leaders to detail Sandy aid request
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ALBANY -- New York's congressional delegation is slated to convene Monday at Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Manhattan offices to discuss a detailed federal aid request for recovery from superstorm Sandy, a source said.
Cuomo previously has said the state would seek about $30 billion in federal aid to help Long Island, New York City and other areas recover.
The state needs to make a formal request, roughly itemizing costs such as rebuilding transportation infrastructure and homes, and paying for local police and fire overtime.
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has estimated businesses lost up to $13 billion in revenue in the aftermath of the storm.
State officials want Congress to take up the plea during its lame-duck session, but New York will face competition from other states also impacted by the storm, including New Jersey.