Senator DeFrancisco Supports Rebuild NY Now's Statewide Campaign to Raise Awareness about New York's Infrastructure Needs

John A. DeFrancisco

December 9, 2014

State Senator John A. DeFrancisco, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, spoke during a press conference on December 9th at Syracuse City Hall about the importance of investing in New York's aging infrastructure.  He joined various other elected officials and community leaders at the event - part of Rebuild NY Now's statewide campaign to raise public awareness about the pressing problem of deteriorating infrastrucutre, which includes roads and bridges and water and sewer lines. 

"Our infrastructure in New York state is crumbling," said Senator DeFrancisco.  "We now have a windfall through settlements of lawsuits against banks.  We should use the state's $6 billion surplus, a one-shot deal, to help rebuild this deteriorating infrastrucutre, including roads and bridges and sewer and water lines, which will in turn improve public safety, commerce and the overall quality of life."