Tobin and Campbell urge governor to restore HURF funding
Transportation infrastructure development critical to state’s economic recovery
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives Andy Tobin, R-Prescott (District 1), and House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), recently sent a letter to Gov. Jan Brewer urging her to prioritize the state’s infrastructure needs by restoring the Highway User Revenue Fund.
In the letter, the House leaders specifically requested that the governor allocate a total of $238 million to HURF in fiscal years 2015 and 2016. Since 2002, the state has diverted approximately $750 million from HURF, forcing local communities to scale down transportation infrastructure maintenance and development.
“Restoring HURF will help communities across our state repair streets and roads that were neglected at the height of the financial crisis,” Campbell said. “Now we have to invest in this fund so the state has the infrastructure necessary to continue on a path to economic recovery.”