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State Sen. Tim Kennedy called on the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, on which he serves, to hold a hearing on the state’s future plans for the Buffalo Skyway.

Kennedy has joined Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, in calling for the Skyway to eventually be torn down, claiming it’s too expensive to maintain and functionally obsolete. He asked for a hearing to take place ahead of discussions regarding the 2013-14 state budget.