State Senate majority leader not happy with Cuomo over Amazon deal

November 14, 2018 06:54 PM

State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is not happy with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Republican is upset that Cuomo negotiated a deal with Amazon without legislative input.

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The state is giving Amazon more than $1.5 billion in incentives to build its second headquarters in Queens. New York City is providing over $1 million in tax breaks.

Flanagan says Amazon is arguably one of the most profitable companies in the world. They and others should want to come to New York because the economic climate helps them succeed, not because of taxpayer handouts.

Flanagan will be replaced as majority leader in January when Democrats take control of the Senate.


WNYT Staff

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