The Federal Highway Administration says it will reimburse state National Guard units when they pitch in to do emergency road repair work.
"National Guard troops were vital to Vermont's recovery effort, saving lives and property in the hardest-hit areas, and helping with road and bridge repair," Shumlin said.
With the FHWA agreement that it will pay $4 million to reimburse the Guard's road work, that much will be freed up for the state to use elsewhere in ongoing efforts to rebuild from the storm, Shumlin said.
When needed to give "Federal Aid" to the State?
Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth.