118,445

is the number of jobs in New York State that are at risk if Congress does not renew the bill to finance surface transportation by September 30.

The bill, called SAFETEA-LU, originally expired in 2009, but there have been multiple extensions since then.

The House and Senate want two different versions of the bill.

We could be looking at a similar stalemate that led recently to the FAA shutdown with multimillion dollar losses.

Find out more at this New York Times story.

Jan

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