A bipartisan group of legislators attends a press conference with local highway officials calling for an increase in infrastructure funding.
Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) attended a press conference Wednesday held by Sen. Tom OMara (R,C-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) to call for an increase in funding for local roads, culverts and bridges. The press conference called on the governor and Legislature to increase funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) during this years budget negotiations.
Preserving the safety of our roads, bridges and culverts is especially important to my district, where many small businesses and agriculture producers transport products, Hawley said. The past few winters have been considerably difficult and have taken their toll on our local roads and bridges. This funding is necessary to ensure the safety of our local business people and the families and school buses that travel these roads almost every day.