- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there’s no deal on how to pay for $32 billion in upgrades to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority because city officials are so far refusing to pay their “fair share.”

Speaking to NY1 Friday, Cuomo said he supports giving $8 billion in state funds to help the MTA fill a $14 billion gap in its $32 billion improvement plan. He says the city should contribute $3 billion but that city leaders haven’t agreed.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said later on WNYC radio that city residents already contribute roughly three-fourths of the MTA’s budget through fares, tolls and other ways. He also says the state has a history of raiding funds from the agency.

De Blasio wouldn’t comment on the specific negotiations over the funding plan.

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