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Local region to see spending from infrastructure bill

Nov 08, 2021 5:34 am

Michelle Del Rey in the Times Union counts where in the Capitol Region money from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed by Congress this week will go. Columbia County's airport, for instance, will get just under $1.5 million, while the Albany International Airport gets just under $30 million. Some of the $65 million to expand broadband internet access will go to rural New York communities. New York will get $688 million to replace upstate Amtrak railcars. “The bipartisan infrastructure is a record deal and a once-in-a-generation investment in New York infrastructure,” Schumer said in a press release. “A building and jobs boon for construction projects from Westchester to Watertown, and everywhere in between is now brewing.” Local Democratic Representatives Antonio Delgado, Paul Tonko, and Sean Maloney all voted for the infrastructure bill, while Republican Elise Stefanik voted against the spending, saying it prioritized “large Democrat cities over rural America as part of Democrats’ radical agenda to impose the largest tax increase in our nation’s history.” Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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