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Thruway Authority OKs water funds for Tappan Zee Bridge

The state Thruway Authority board voted Wednesday to

The state Thruway Authority board voted Wednesday to accept the $256 million, five-year loan from the state's Environmental Facilities Corp. The Authority plans to request a second $256 million loan, perhaps next year. (August 6, 2014 6:06 PM)

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(AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use clean water funds to help pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge has been approved by a key state board.

The state Thruway Authority board voted Wednesday to accept the $256 million, five-year loan from the state's Environmental Facilities Corp. The Authority plans to request a second $256 million loan, perhaps next year.

Environmental groups have opposed...

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