New York Senator Tom O’mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano restored the Winter Recovery Funding Legislation Monday, June 24.
The legislation passed in the Senate Sunday evening, and passed in the Assembly early Monday morning. It restores about $65 million to help assist the New York regions while maintaining and repairing local roads and bridges.
O’mara and Palmesano have partnered up with county highway super intendants to help build the ‘Local Roads Matter’ campaign. The campaign has been highly critical to the state.
They have both helped lead the campaign in the Legislature since 2013 and have delivered significant funding for local roads, bridges, and culverts.
In a joint statement, “The elimination of this year’s ‘Extreme Winter Recovery’ allocation pulled the foundation out from under local roads and bridges throughout this state, said O’mara and Palmesano. “We are glad it’s been restored because it is the absolute right thing to do.”