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Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Infrastructure funding programs at risk

Although the election is two weeks away, state agencies have already submitted their budget requests to the Governor as part of the 2013-2015 biennial budget proposal. Our expectation is that the November forecast will be flat and will continue to leave the state facing at least a billion dollar deficit. The Public Works Assistance Account (Trust Fund) and the Model Toxics Control Account will continue to be looked to as a source of funds to balance the state budget.  There are approximately $500 million in city projects identified in the Public Works Trust Fund (approximately $700M total) and over $100 million in remedial action grants for MTCA.

Don’t wait to:

  • Contact your legislative delegation about the importance of your project to your community.
  • Include the Governor in your correspondence.
  • Describe what jobs are created both in the short and long term as a result of the project.
  • Emphasize that these state funds leverage city funds, too. (if these projects do not get funded, local money is likely to be left on the table.)

For information about your projects:



Categories: Infrastructure