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Coarc funding comes up short; road aid increased

Mar 28, 2013 7:09 am
Nathan Mayberg reports in the Register Star the state Senate has restored $30 million of the $120 million Gov. Andrew Cuomo cut in from the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. The remaining $90 million may disappear from the state budget, which could leave Coarc, one of Columbia County’s largest employers, vulnerable. Coarc employs more than 400 people countywide. It is not clear how the $30 million restoration will affect them directly at this point. W.T. Eckert reports in The Daily Mail Greene County roads will benefit from a boost in state funding. Cuomo announced Monday, $75 million of increased funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, the first increase since the 2008-09 budget. Greene County will see an increase of 23 percent in CHIPS funding, which will be divided between the county and the towns and villages to support local highway, road and bridge repair projects.