By Tom Precious
ALBANY – With two daughters heading off as freshmen at Ivy League colleges, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he can relate to President Obama’s speech in Buffalo today about the soaring costs of college education.
“You’re telling me. I almost couldn’t afford the sausage,’’ Cuomo told reporters in Syracuse during a visit –- and sausage sandwich eating stop- –at the State Fair in Syracuse.
Cuomo, whose two oldest daughters are going to Harvard and Brown, had a last-minute schedule change to Syracuse after attending Obama’s speech at the University at Buffalo this morning. Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy attended the fair's opening day earlier in the morning; Duffy, the former mayor of Rochester, was in the news this morning following an Albany Times Union story raising questions about a lake house he purchased from the head of a Rochester-area chamber of commerce group.
Asked what he talked about with Obama, Cuomo said, “We were talking about Buffalo, the state of New York, the economy in general. So it was a good chat.’’
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