Goodmann said low-interest loans through state revolving loan funds, federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money and some rural development loans and grants are “the big three” to help with water needs.Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) grant funds many also be of help, he said.Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, asked what percentage of city road budgets KLC hopes to fund with state road dollars.Chaney said there is no set percentage proposed—only a system that he said would hopefully, in time, be “more fair” to cities. “64.2 percent of that new money above 5 million would still go to counties and 35.8 percent would go to cities, instead of (the current) 18 percent.Revenue-sharing dollars allocated to local governments above that cap under the proposal would be split between cities and unincorporated areas based on population and road miles, KLC officials told the Interim Joint Committee on Local Government. “We will include all that: the legislative agenda, the formula of Fifths, the way it works with the new proposal… Setting the cap at that level, he said, would hold counties “harmless,” or essentially allow them to continue receiving the funding they already enjoy.
The state holds a health standards compliance rate of 99.7 percent, he told lawmakers.
Ms Johnson afterwards described Dr Hess as “pretty amazing”, and added: “I feel very lucky she was there and the type of person she is and stepped up to do what she did.” Dr Hess, a doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology, later gave birth to her second child, Ellen Joyce.
Both mothers and babies were reportedly doing well — and Dr Hess was expected to take eight months for her maternity leave.
“Some years, in fact most years, we just can’t afford to do any street work.
We have to wait until it’s really bad and we have no choice,” he said.