NYS Wants to Keep Some 'I Love NY' Highway Signs

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The state reportedly is negotiating with federal officials in hopes of keeping up some of the more than 500 illegal I Love NY highway signs. 

The Federal Highway Administration is threatening to impose a $14 million penalty if the signs aren't down by the end of this month. The regulators say the signs are a distraction for drivers. 

The USA TODAY Network's Albany bureau reports the Cuomo administration is offering to take down 400 signs and leave up 122. A sticking point is whether an italic font on one word on the remaining signs is also a distraction.

Photo courtesy of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Facebook page 

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