After unveiling another regional economic council on his latest tour of the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo didn’t offer much when he was asked about the ongoing debate at the federal level about whether or not to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.
“We have our fingers crossed that it will be resolved so we can all move on,” Cuomo told a reporter.
When pressed, Cuomo said he believed that some sort of resolution will be reached. President Barack Obama’s administration has said that if the debt limit isn’t raised by Tuesday, the U.S. risks defaulting on some of its financial obligations and could face a lowering of its credit rating for the first time.
“My hope and my expectation is that we work it out and we move on, and that’s what I believe is going to happen,” Cuomo said.
Long Island was the latest region Cuomo visited, while Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy was in Binghamton and New Paltz today. Cuomo and/or Duffy is expected to hit the remaining three regions tomorrow.
Here’s the members of the Long Island region:
Stuart Rabinowitz, President, Hofstra University
Kevin Law, President, Long Island Association
Bill Wahlig, Executive Director, Long Island Forum for Technology
Marianne Garvin, CEO, Community Development Corporation of Long Island
Desmond M. Ryan, Executive Director, Association for a Better Long Island, Inc.
Patricia McMahon, Sector Vice President and General Manager of Battle Management Engagement Systems, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Harvey Kamil, Vice Chairman, NBTY, Inc.
Belinda Pagdanganan, Government Relations Manager, National Grid
James D’Addario, President & CEO, D’Addario and Company Inc.
Anne D. Shybunko-Moore, President/Owner, GSE Dynamics, Inc.
Noreen Carro, Owner, LMN Printing Co., Inc.
Tracey Edwards, Vice President of Operations, Verizon Communications
John R. Durso, President, Long Island Federation of Labor
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., President, Stony Brook University
Elaine Gross, President & CEO, ERASE Racism
Mark Fasciano, Partner, Canrock Ventures
Patricia Edwards, Vice President for Community Development Long Island, Citigroup
Paulette Satur, President, Satur Farms, LLC
Joseph Cabral, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Samuel Aronson, Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dr. Calvin Butts, President, SUNY Old Westbury
Rupert Hopkins, President & Chief Executive Officer, XSB, Inc.
Nassau County Executive
Suffolk County Executive
Town of Hempstead Supervisor
Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor
Town of Brookhaven Supervisor
Town of Islip Supervisor