ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's Senate has confirmed a Republican county executive to chair the Thruway Authority board.
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney was nominated by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the unpaid position at the authority responsible for the state's systems of toll highways and canals.
An attorney and former prosecutor, she was first elected to the county post in 2007.
Howard Milstein, the billionaire appointed by Cuomo to chair the Thruway Authority board, resigned last year.