Increased funding for local roads
Local governments will be able to take on more road projects than initially planned with an increase in state money for street and highway improvement projects.
The negotiated state budget includes $438 million in funding for Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Programs, which is a $75 million increase from last year and the first increase since the 2008-2009 budget.
A full breakdown of the proposed increases in funding are available below.
Saratoga County Board of Supervisors Chairman Alan Grattidge, R-Charlton, said the increase in funding will allow the county to rethink its slate of projects for 2013. ""This means we can take a second look at our road program for this year," he said.
The county will get $2,639,502.56 in the state budget, an increase of $387,087.87 compared to last year.
Fulton County Administrator Jon Stead said of the increase, "It's certainly helpful. It's not a huge increase." His county will receive an 18.28 percent increase worth $157,867.15, which brings their state money up to $1,021,572.45.
A full story on this topic will be in the Wednesday issue of The Daily Gazette.
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