Senator Lucio Jr. To Bid for Increasing Road Funding for Colonias

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POSTED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:40am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:54am

Funding for road and ditch construction in colonias is falling short and that is why Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. says he's pushing to increase state funding by $65 million dollars.

The original bill gave $175 million dollars to 23 counties in Southern Texas to repave, improve and construct roads   and drainage ditches in colonias. The funding was only able to help about 20% of Hidalgo's colonias and county officials say many of these residents are in desperate need of help.

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