Albany, N.Y., March 3--State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) will be joined today by Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt, Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay, and legislative colleagues in the Senate and Assembly to call for increased state funding for local roads, bridges, and culverts in the final 2021-2022 New York State budget.
The legislators have scheduled a news conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Floor of the State Capitol (Million Dollar Staircase near the Department of Law, looking out toward the West Capitol Park).
Wednesday’s news conference coincides with the “Local Roads Are Essential” advocacy campaign getting underway this week and sponsored by the New York State Association of County Highway Superintendents and the New York State Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, Inc.
Chief among the groups’ concerns is the ongoing deterioration of local roads, bridges, and culverts. Numerous studies over the past decade have highlighted the decline of New York’s locally maintained transportation infrastructure and its impact on economic development, local property taxes, and motorist safety.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Million Dollar Staircase, 2nd Floor, NYS Capitol
WHO: State Senator Tom O’Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt, Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay, and Senate and Assembly Colleagues
Today's event will also be streamed on Facebook Live: @nysenaterepubs