- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - The mayor Syracuse is making another public plea for lawmakers to provide enough funding to improve her city’s aging infrastructure.

This time Democrat Stephanie Miner will be urging Congress to replenish the federal highway trust fund. Authority to spend money from the trust fund expires May 31, the end of a reprieve passed last fall. The uncertainty is slowing highway construction projects in some states.

Miner has been lobbying government leaders in Albany and Washington for more funding to repair Syracuse’s infrastructure, including the city’s water and sewer systems. The mayor says her city has recorded hundreds of water main breaks over the past year as century-old pipes crumble.

Miner is holding a news conference at noon Thursday to urge congressional leaders to act on the highway trust fund issue.

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