Union, Politicians Ready For Political Fight Over Funding NY Road And Bridge Work [CBS 2]

January 17, 2020

Originally published in CBS 2 on January 17, 2020.

A push is on to add billions of dollars to New York’s road and bridge building fund, but Albany will be stressed to find the money in a year when the state faces a huge deficit.

“This is the number one complaint from across my district that our roads and bridges are simply not invested in the way our taxpayers need,” said State Senator Shelley Mayer.

Union workers and local politicians are pushing the state to spend $35 billion on roads and bridges over the next five years, a 25-percent increase above the current five-year plan.