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Lawmakers want money for aging infrastructure
The tough winter has added insult to injury on New York's roadways and bridges. On Wednesday, a coalition of state lawmakers asked for financial help to fix the state's aging infrastructure.
Lawmakers and highway officials were at the Capitol asking for an increase in funds through the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program. Just last month, the State Comptroller pointed out that not even a quarter of the money raised from highway taxes and fees that is supposed to repair our roads ends up there. On top of that, last year's CHIPs funding included an additional $75 million that fierce winter conditions have eaten up.
Governor Cuomo has already agreed to fund the program at the same level as last year - but there is no word yet if he will add to that number.