Governor Cuomo is in the Salt City Today.
According to his website, Cuomo is giving an announcement at Million Air, a private aviation facility at Syracuse-Hancock International Airport.
Million Air could not confirm the exact nature of the announcement, but Cuomo said in a tweet that he “gave notice of [his] intention to revoke National Grid’s certificate to operate its downstate gas franchise.”
Today I gave notice of my intention to revoke National Grid’s certificate to operate its downstate gas franchise.
My job is to protect consumers. National’s Grid’s job is to protect its shareholders. I’m not going to let the people of New York be bullied and exploited. pic.twitter.com/O2gXFfF2yy
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) November 12, 2019
Cuomo’s visit to Syracuse comes just hours after he directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force and the State Division of Human Rights to investigate the racist graffiti found in a Syracuse University dorm last week.
Some Syracuse students believe Cuomo should make the effort to address the investigation while here.
“I think he should and I think he will,” said Will Findlay, a former Day Hall resident.
Students think it would be inappropriate for Cuomo to not try to influence change.
“Given the circumstances and the pre-existing precedent at Syracuse, this could be grounds for him to make a statement and to make a bigger case for change,” junior Owen Valentine said. “After the comments he made yesterday it’s a little bit odd for him not to say anything.”
The investigation into the racist defacement of two bathrooms in Day Hall is ongoing, according to an email sent to the Syracuse University community from Robert Hradsky, the vice president of the student experience.