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N.H. Senate OKs Funding for Infrastructure, Drug Interdiction Work

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The New Hampshire Senate has passed a measure to send nearly $37 million to cities and towns to repair roads and bridges.

The bill passed unanimously. Gov. Chris Sununu included a similar proposal in his budget plan. 

Senator Lou D’Allesandro told his colleagues on the floor Thursday it’s time the state helped local communities with their building projects. 

“Meeting our commitment on infrastructure needs with surplus funds in fiscal year 2017 is the right thing to do,” D'Allesandro said.

The Senate also voted to use surplus money from this year’s budget to hire five new state troopers to help cut down on the drug supply coming across state lines. Both measures now head to the House.

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