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Young local roads funding flexibility measure approved
Start Date: 3/26/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 3/26/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Senate recently approved a House bill sponsored by State Senator Richard D. Young (D-Milltown) to give local authorities additional options when using federal and state transportation funds.

“Local roads development is one of our caucus’s top priorities this session,” Sen. Young said. “By trading federal dollars for state funds, local authorities can abide by state regulations and finish their projects more cost-effectively.”

House Bill (HB) 1067 details Indiana’s participation in a federal program to allow for greater flexibility in local transportation development projects. Projects that use federal funds are held to hefty national construction standards and tend to cost about 30 percent more than state-funded projects. The measure aims to allow cities and towns to use state funds for roads projects, giving local authorities more freedom in road development and financing.

The legislation also specifies the exchange rate, as well as the state’s procedure for allocating funding to ensure fund availability.

HB 1067 passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Transportation & Veterans Affairs, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, and the full Senate. The bill will now return to the House of Representatives where the author of the bill will have the opportunity to consider changes made in the Senate.

Sen. Young represents Senate District 47 which encompasses portions of Crawford, Dubois, Harrison, Orange, Perry and Washington counties. For more information on Sen. Young, his legislative agenda or other State Senate business, call 1-800-382-9467 or visit


NOTE: A photo of Sen. Richard D. Young, Jr., be downloaded at

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Name: Elise Shrock-Mannies
Phone: 317-232-9496
Sen. Young
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