Tipp. Co. Commissioner awarded Legislative Service Award

A Tippecanoe County Commissioner is being recognized for his efforts to increase road funding across Indiana.

Posted: Dec 8, 2017 5:24 PM
Updated: Dec 8, 2017 5:50 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Tippecanoe County Commissioner is being recognized for his efforts to increase road funding across Indiana.

Tom Murtaugh was awarded the Commissioners' Legislative Service Award.

Tom Murtaugh Award

In 2016 Murtaugh lobbied state lawmakers for long-term funding to local governments for road maintenance.

Murtaugh says he's glad to help Tippecanoe and other counties grow economically.

He says growth starts with a dependable infrastructure.

"If we don't have the funding in place to that upgraded road so a company can expand, they're likely to have to look elsewhere to do those types of expansions," said Murtaugh.

He says good roads mean more to a county than just a smooth ride.

"It means a lot for economic development. It means a lot for keeping your tax base as low as possible. It means a lot for obviously growth and stability within your community," said Murtaugh.

The legislation Murtaugh helped pass will fund roads for 20 years.

He says now city and county governments can focus on more pressing issues like the crime and the opioid epidemic.

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