Cuomo Announces Cabinet Appointments: New Top Aide and Thruway Authority Direction

Nearly three years ago Larry Schwartz frenzied Westchester and Rockland residents by announcing tolls on the new bridge could increase to $14.

Governor Cuomo at NNYB site this past October/© Janie Rosman 2014

Governor Cuomo at NNYB site this past October/© Janie Rosman 2014

Sunday Cuomo announced new appointments — among them, Schwartz’s replacement — following the recent resignation of three top Thruway Authority executives.

“New ideas and talent are critical to innovation and success. This team will build on the extraordinary progress made over the last four years by bringing experience, energy and fresh perspectives to the table,” Cuomo said. “This is an incredibly accomplished and dedicated group of individuals, and I am proud to welcome them to their new roles. Together we will continue moving New York State forward.”

Bill Mulrow will succeed Schwartz, who heads to the private sector. I covered several meetings where Schwartz described potential toll hikes with charts and diagrams. Enough said.

Bob Megna, Public Authorities Control Board’s (PACB) Budget Director since 2009, was appointed acting director of the Thruway Authority. His appointment must be confirmed by the State Senate.

Cuomo announced additional appointments Monday.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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