BC Legislature Approves $73 Million In Bond Projects

By Lindsey Nesselbush

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 4, 2006 at 3:08 PM EDT

The Legislature approved 73 million dollars in bond money to be used for capital improvements in Broome County, including new voting machines.
New York State is eliminating the lever machines.
But new electronic machines have not yet been approved.
When approved, if the cost of the future machines exceeds the 2 point 2 million dollars allotted in the proposal, the rest of the money will have to come from the county budget.
Bond money would also be used for several reconstruction and repair projects.
" One of the ones that I'm very pleased about is the reconstruction of the Bevier Street Bridge. This will make access to the other side of the river a lot better and a lot safer," says legislator Michael Shafer.
Other projects that would benefit from the bond money include highway and, south street bridge construction, a new nursing home, and the intermodal transit terminal in Binghamton.

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