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The new two-year, $30 billion state budget signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence last week includes more money to help Hoosier counties, towns and cities better maintain roads.

The state budget includes more than $600 million for roads and infrastructure, restoring some of the funding cuts made during the recession.

Roads superintendent Warren Martin said Jackson County is slated to receive $654,000 during the next two years as a result of the new funding.

Brownstown, Crothersville, Medora and Seymour will also receive additional road money, although much less because the county maintains 85 percent of the county’s roads compared to Seymour, which has 11.5 percent of the county’s roads.


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