Monday, August 06, 2007

The New Story for State Elections in 2008

It won't be Spitzer aides and Joe Bruno's use of state aircraft for political purposes.
Ask the republicans who were in charge exactly what they did when they found out back in 1994 that most of the NYS Bridges were structurally deficient.
Here is an archived Atlantic article from 1994 via The Albany Project and Andrew Sullivan.
The percentage of structurally deficient bridges should increase in the next ten years, in large part because tens of thousands of bridges built on the interstate highways during the boom years following the Second World War will soon be in need of major repairs. The Secretary of Transportation estimates that federal, state, and local governments will need to increase their yearly funding by almost 40 percent to meet the surging need for bridge rehabilitation."

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