Lebanon, Claremont mayors voice need for money in Sununu’s proposed budget
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The mayors of Lebanon and Claremont joined Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Thursday in calling for lawmakers not to cut infrastructure projects for the two cities that are included in the governor’s proposed two-year state budget.
Efforts to clean-up the Westboro Rail Yard in West Lebanon and repair sidewalks and drains in Claremont long have been needed and are unlikely to be completed without state aid, the two mayors said during a press event with Sununu and some of their colleagues at the Statehouse.
“All of the projects that have been put in the governor’s budget, they align with our goals both at the state and local level, and we have tried for many, many years to get this done on our own,” said Claremont Mayor Charlene Lovett, who appeared alongside Lebanon Mayor Sue Prentiss, nonprofit leaders and state lawmakers in the Statehouse. “We just don’t have the resources to do all of the things that we need to do at a local level.”