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Illegal I ♥ NY Signs Cost Taxpayers $8 Million, 4 Times More Than Estimate

Via the Times Union (HT Empire Report):

Hundreds of state tourism signs erected along major New York highways that have been deemed federally illegal — the source of a years-long Washington-Albany kerfuffle — is $8.1 million, state transportation officials said Wednesday.

DOT Commissioner Matthew Driscoll said during a joint legislative budget hearing on transportation that total costs for 374 of the I Love NY signs were $5.4 million.

An additional 140 signs erected along the Thruway cost $2.7 million total, acting Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch later told lawmakers.

That makes the total cost of all 514 signs statewide $8.1 million.

Read more at the Times Union

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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