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Charles B. Rangel

Cuomo, top NY officials visit Puerto Rico to tackle crisis

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a delegation of top state officials met with Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday to develop what he called a historic partnership with the U.S. territory to help it emerge from a deepening economic crisis. Cuomo pledged that New York officials will share their expertise in areas including economic development and health care and step up political pressure as the island seeks more equal treatment from the U.S. government to emerge from a nine-year economic slump. "We believe that the federal treatment of Puerto Rico when it comes to Medicaid, when it comes to bankruptcy protection, when it comes to tax treatment is unfair and abusive," Cuomo said....