In a speech to business leaders this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said the key to securing New York's coastline from future storms is for the state and local governments to defer to a comprehensive study conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers.
"New York can’t wait to sort through three or four separate plans," Schumer said, in a speech to the Association for a Better New York. "There must be one comprehensive and central plan. The Army Corps study will provide this and should be the main vehicle that will lead to the long-term protection of New York. It should be our north star when it comes to protecting New York from future storms."
"Next week is sort of our D-Day," said Senator Chuck Schumer this morning, at a press conference in the Midtown office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, where a handful of political and business leaders pressed for quick passage of the region's $60-billion supplemental aid request to cover damage from Hurricane Sandy.
In an upstairs ballroom of the Harvard Club this afternoon, a number of New York's most generous conservative donors urged Wisconsin recall-election-survivor governor Scott Walker to allow America to see more of him.