Duffy Not Optimistic on State Help for Medley Centre
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New York's lieutenant governor says any lobbying for state funding for the struggling Medley Centre would be an "uphill battle."
Assemblyman Joe Morelle told YNN earlier this month that developer Scott Congel asked him for legislation to provide state funding to redevelop the mall in Irondequoit.
There have been few signs of progress at the mall. Congel already has county, town, and school tax breaks.
Duffy said Wednesday that he doesn't have a lot of hope that a plan will be put forth.
"I do know people have listened. There's been some very differing opinions on the strength of that project, whether it should be supported or not,” said Duffy. “I'll speak for the governor. The governor has not taken any position on this. He has not been lobbied therefore at this point we have no position on that."
Duffy says if any movement happens for state funding, he did not believe it would happen during this legislative session.