'Don't tell me we can't. We can.' Gov. Cuomo helps open LaGuardia Airport's new Terminal B

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials helped open the renovated Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport.

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2020, 3:08 PM

Updated 1,501 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other officials helped cut the ribbon Wednesday on LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B – a major piece of construction that he says many believed could not happen.
“Don’t tell me we can’t. We can. And we are,” the governor said.
Gov. Cuomo also said that he is ready to sign legislation passed by lawmakers that would repeal a decades-old law that has kept officers’ disciplinary records secret.
Past efforts to repeal it has failed in recent years but the measure received new backing amid the national uproar over the death of George Floyd.
The state law was passed in the 1970s to prevent criminal defense attorneys from subjecting officers to harassing cross-examinations about irrelevant information in their personnel file. The state’s Democrat-led legislature passed the repeal Tuesday.
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AP Wire Services were used in this report. The original briefing notes are below.
  • Gov. Cuomo is holding his daily briefing at renovated LaGuardia Airport.
  • "We're going to pass legislation this week, and I'm going to sign it, that is going to lead the nation in police reform."
  • Gov. Cuomo says reopening will be determined by the numbers. Mainly the daily testing numbers. 
  •  Gov. Cuomo: "Now is the time to do large scale development projects...that can help drive economic health."
  • "LaGuardia Airport is going to be the first new airport in America in 25 years."
  • On complicated airport construction: "Don't tell me we can't. We can. And we are."
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