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Peace Bridge dispute could soon be resolved

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As a dispute between the Cuomo Administration and Canadian officials over the Peace Bridge drags on, Congressman Brian Higgins believes a settlement can be reached without a long legal fight.  Higgins says despite actions taken by the state legislature to dissolve the Peace Bridge Authority...and a threatened lawsuit by Canadian officials, attempts to settle the dispute are on-going.

"I'm trying to be helpful and I feel as though we have made very good progress.  This is now to the highest levels of both the Canadian and U-S governments.  The two ambassadors are involved and they will be engaging with the governor," Higgins said.

Governor Cuomo has said the Peace Bridge Authority is not doing enough to develop the U-S side of the bridge.  Canadian officials say that's not true and claim the state does not have the authority to dissolve the group.

A meeting is scheduled in New York City Saturday with representatives of both countries. The News reports that Governor Cuomo is optimistic that a deal is imminent.

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