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Cuomo Offers to Send in National Guard to Collect NYC Trash

Piled up trash in New York City.
Piled up trash in New York City.Photographer: Cindy Ord/Getty Images
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In a slap at New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of basic city services, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday suggested a solution: soldiers.

“If they can’t do it, I have offered to send in the National Guard to come help pick up the garbage,” Cuomo said at a news briefing. “The state can bring in trucks, personnel, and clean up the city.”