Fourteen million dollars are on the line if 500-plus "I Love NY" signs aren't removed from New York's highways.
The signs are at the center of a debate between Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration and federal transportation officials. The Federal Highway Administration says they have to be removed, because they have too much information that could distract drivers.
The Cuomo administration said earlier in the year the signs would come down, but they haven't yet. The federal agency is now threatening to withhold millions in transportation funding if they aren't gone by September 30.
It cost about $8 million to put the signs up, but the Cuomo administration says the signs have contributed to the state's tourism industry.