Palumbo Fighting For More CHIPS Funding For 2019-2020
Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo (R,C,I,Ref-New Suffolk) joined Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning), Sen. Thomas OMara (R,C,IP), Sen. Joseph Robach (R,C,IP), Sen. Timothy Kennedy (D,IP,WF) his colleagues and workers from municipalities and highway departments from all over the state today at a rally in Albany showing support for Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding. This year the Assembly Minority is calling for an increase in CHIPS funding of $150 million and restoration of the $65 million in Extreme Winter Recovery Fund in the 2019-20 Enacted Budget.
This past fall, Palumbo hosted a Task Force forum on Critical Infrastructure and Transportation. The Task force traveled around the state holding open discussions with local governments and town supervisors gathering information and talking about the issues facing the states crumbling and outdated roads and bridges.
We need to address the outdated and crumbling infrastructure that can be found all over Long Island and the rest of the state, said Palumbo. Increasing the CHIPS base aid and restoring the Extreme Winter Recovery Fund will help our highway superintendents and local municipalities greatly as they try to address their infrastructure issues throughout our communities. We are hoping to see the funding secured in this years final budget.