Feds withhold $14M from state over ‘I Love NY’ signs

The federal government is withholding $14 million from New York in highway funds for erecting more than 500 ‘I Love NY’ signs that violate federal highway rules and state law.

On Thursday, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a letter to transportation officials in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration. The state has spent more than $8 million building and installing the blue signs over the last four years.

According to the letter, if the state comes into compliance with federal requirements by Sept. 30, the $14 million will be reinstated.

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