Ashby Pushing For $150 Million Increase For Local Roads And $65 Million Restoration To Extreme Winter Recovery Program

March 4, 2020
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Assemblyman Jake Ashby (R,C,I,Ref-Castleton), highway superintendents, and his Assembly Minority colleagues called for a $150 million increase to the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs) for a total of $588 million of investment in local infrastructure. Additionally, he is fighting for the restoration of $65 million for the Extreme Winter Recovery Program, which the governor has proposed to cut.

“Living where we live in upstate New York, our local infrastructure faces significant stressors from traffic and tough winters, which is why I am always fighting for more local aid from the state to keep up with repairs and repaving of our local roads,” said Ashby. “It shouldn’t be such a heavy lift each year to provide the needed funds to our communities to keep our roadways safe. I’m here to fight for every cent my district deserves.”