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2009-10-23MARYVILLE, MO | By: Wayman
The current federal highway bill requires States to spend 15% of their federal road funds on local, rural bridges. Washington lawmakers are trying to eliminate that, which is why Missouri Congressman Sam Graves has introduced a resolution trying to save the program, saying it would impact nearly all rural residents. Graves says nearly all of the county commissioners in the sixth congressional district tell him bridge funding would be devistated if the provision is dropped from the re-vamped federal highway bill.