NY comptroller: Politicians raided highway fund

Politicians are to blame for the New York State?s crumbing infrastructure problem, according to Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

DiNapoli?s report says politicians raided a $2 billion fund set aside for road and bridge maintenance, requiring the state to cut back its infrastructure programs or find money to pay for it.

Some experts say the state should spend more federal stimulus dollars on roads and bridges. Coram?s Route 112 is the only stimulus-funded road project that has been started on Long Island.

?The creation of this fund back in 1991 was a great idea,? Assemblyman Marc Alessi (D-Wading River) says. ?We have to get back to those basics."

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