- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - In a story Feb. 12 about Gov. Andrew Cuomo promoting his budget proposals upstate, The Associated Press reported erroneously one of the places he visited. It was Plattsburgh, not Lake Placid.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Cuomo visits Plattsburgh, Utica to talk upstate development

New York Gov. Cuomo touts state budget plan in Plattsburgh, Utica; talks upstate development

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has traveled to the North Country and central New York to discuss his budget proposals for the upstate economy.

Thursday’s trips were intended to promote Cuomo’s $142 billion state budget and his economic development recommendations.

The Democratic governor has proposed setting aside $500 million from $5 billion in financial settlements to expand broadband access in rural parts of the state.

He’s also suggested an economic development contest in which seven upstate regions would compete for $1.5 billion in state funds intended to boost the local economy.

The budget plan also calls for $1.2 billion for the state Thruway system to avoid toll hikes this year and $750 million for upgrades to roads and bridges around the state.

Lawmakers are now reviewing the details of Cuomo’s proposal.

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