Big-bucks sewer-funding proposals by Sens. George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown of Ohio advanced last week in the Senate.
One is a measure co-written by Republican Voinovich and Democrat Brown. It authorizes $1.8 billion nationally over five years to help communities pay for federally mandated repairs to sewer systems. The communities would have to bear 75 percent of the cost. Many Ohio communities face billions of dollars worth of such mandated improvements.
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