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Lawmakers Hope Bill Lays Groundwork For $2B In Yonkers Schools Repair

Lawmakers have agreed on language that would create the Yonkers Joint Schools Construction Board. The board would oversee $2 billion in schools reconstruction projects.
Lawmakers have agreed on language that would create the Yonkers Joint Schools Construction Board. The board would oversee $2 billion in schools reconstruction projects. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.com

ALBANY, N.Y. -- State lawmakers have introduced legislation that would create the Yonkers Joint Schools Construction Board but have not increased the percentage of school projects eligible for reimbursement, according to lohud.com.

The board, which would manage $2 billion in reconstruction projects in Yonkers schools, would have the ability to issue bonds and manage other aspects of the work, according to lohud.com, which reported that the reconstruction efforts are expected to take about 13 years.

Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, D-Yonkers, said the legislation provides the groundwork for reconstructing the schools and that she was "confident" it would have the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to lohud.com.

Lawmakers are hopeful the bill will be passed before the end of the legislative session on Thursday, according to lohud.com.

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