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Lawmaker wants more road funding for small towns

Local lawmakers are hoping to get more money out of the next state budget so small area towns can fix their roads.

On Tuesday, Republican Representative Kathy Bernier released a letter she wrote to the joint finance committee members.

In it, she makes the appeal for an extra $100 per mile of roadways that area towns are responsible for upkeep on over the next two years.

Bernier says there hasn't been an increase for 3 years and towns are struggling to pay for the repairs, especially in areas that have acres of untaxable forest land. Five other area lawmakers signed it.

If approved it would raise it from the current $2,117 a mile.

The entire letter is posted in the documents section of this story.


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