Getting a $5M grant normally would be an exciting day for a local or state pol. Imagine the presser to announce it or ribbon to be cut.
But when it's for something as mundane as paint....well that seems a waste of a grant..Isn't that a normal expense just paid for and not the extraordinary expense a Senator....much less two Senators, would want to go to bat for.
I could use a coat of sealer on my parking lot. Can I get a grant ?
Watertown Daily Times | Senators Schumer and Gillibrand seek $5m for Ogdensburg bridge paint