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Taxpayers to shell out for security during Cuomo's trip to Israel

Updated: 08/28/2014 5:42 PM
Created: 08/28/2014 1:54 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

Gov. Cuomo's recent trip to Israel may have been funded by campaign cash, but not all of it.

It turns out that state police sent a security detail with the governor and taxpayers will be paying for that.

NewsChannel 13 called state police to find out just how much money that part of the trip cost.

A spokesperson would only tell us that state police did send a security details as they are responsible for the safety and security of the governor "24/7."

The spokesperson would not say how much was spent and would not give a breakdown of expenses.

We have now filed a FOIL or Freedom of Information Law request to get that information. We'll let you know what we find out.

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