New York State is being docked for those 500 "I LOVE NEW YORK" highway signs that the Feds say are violating federal highway and safety rules.
The Federal highway Administration unveiled the penalty in a letter to the Cuomo Administration, which installed the blue signs across the state in recent years despite a 2013 Federal order prohibiting it from doing so.
Federal officials say the signs contain symbols and lettering that violate strict state and federal standards set in place to insure the safety of the roads.
The Feds are withholding $14 million in federal highway funding. They say they will restore the funding if the state takes down the signs by September 30th.
A State DOT Spokesman says the state will keep working with the federal government to come up with a solution that is mutually beneficial.