Albany’s Legislative Gazette reports on the inclusion of hundreds of millions in funding for improvements to the Javits Center in the budget, despite the likelihood that the facility is being phased out:

Some lawmakers, including Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, have expressed concern over the spending of $350 million when the benefits may last only a few years, seemingly in direct contrast with Cuomo’s efficient spending efforts.

“Why are we still scheduled to spend [hundreds of millions of dollars] in expansion and renovation of the Jacob Javits Center since the governor has made clear his interest in an alternative site in New York City for conventions?” asked Krueger during a Jan. 31 joint budget hearing.

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