Monday, January 26, 2009


Gillibrand begins her new job by reaching out to the all-important SUPERTRAIN constituency.

Then he left Gillibrand to deal with the press.

"We talked a lot about the economy," she said of the lunch, and ticked off their wish-list of projects for which they hoped to get federal aid. "One area that we all agree on," she said, "is that we really want high-speed rail" -- specifically a fast rail line along the I-87 corridor and over to Buffalo. Gillibrand said they also discussed unemployment benefits, and getting more federal reimbursement for state Medicaid payments.