Sandy Recovery: Comparing Notes on Cuomo and Christie

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Governor Chris Christie released more details about his Sandy rebuilding plans for New Jersey on Wednesday — outlining a similar approach to that of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Christie is asking for $36.8 billion in federal aid. Cuomo's asking for $42 billion total. Christie's figure includes $7.4 billion for mitigation prevention. Cuomo wants $9 billion.

It was the first time Christie was explicit about what he wants from Congress to cover both the economic damages and losses to New Jersey.

WNYC's Anna Sale has been comparing the request to that of Governor Andrew Cuomo's and provides analysis.