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Posts Tagged ‘Trump Administration’

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan is out – and controversy is rampant!

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Written by Mary Scott Nabers President and CEO, Strategic Partnerships Inc. President Trump released his Infrastructure Plan on Monday and to no surprise…it pleased almost no one…other than perhaps those who crafted it.  Some have questioned whether the plan pleases anyone. The plan has been touted as a $1.5 trillion investment but there is actually […]

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Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
Trump Infrastructure Plan 2018

I have enclosed with this message my Administration’s framework for rebuilding infrastructure in America. Our Nation’s infrastructure is in an unacceptable state of disrepair, which damages our country’s competitiveness and our citizens’ quality of life. For too long, lawmakers have invested in infrastructure inefficiently, ignored critical needs, and allowed it to deteriorate. As a result, the United States has fallen further and further behind other countries. It is time to give Americans the working, modern infrastructure they deserve.

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State of the Union Address: Reactions from the Infrastructure Community

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Trump’s first State of the Union address lasted a respectable 1 hour and 20 minutes, and delved into a familiar set of issues: jobs, economic growth, immigration, and national security. Infrastructure made a brief appearance, but many stakeholders around the country, on both sides of the aisle, are left with questions about the exact nature of Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal.

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Market-Based Ideas for Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Market-based infrastructure ideas - Manhattan Institute

MANHATTAN INSTITUTE Introduction American infrastructure is in dire need of repair and replacement. Yet decades of experience have shown us that simply showering federal money on infrastructure is not the right solution. Indeed, this approach has been shown to encourage wasteful spending on projects that are politically expedient but economically dubious. Large injections of federal […]

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ACEC’S ENGINEERING INC. — 2018 Legislative Outlook: Infrastructure Up Next

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Engineering Inc - Infrastructure Investment in 2018

Will 2016 Election Promises for Significant Infrastructure Investment Be Kept? Today’s political environment can be summed up in two, frustrating words: partisan gridlock. Aside from the year-end sprint to pass tax reform, it has become next-to-impossible to enact major legislation in several areas, including transportation, water infrastructure and energy. Expectations for 2018 nonetheless, remain high.

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President’s ‘leaked draft plan’ for infrastructure holds high interest

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The expanded use and funding for Private Activity Bonds (PABs) has again taken over the spotlight in infrastructure debate in America. A six-page document claimed to be the draft outline for President Trump’s long-awaited national infrastructure plan was leaked this week and PABs are among the major infrastructure funding principles addressed. 

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Infrastructure projects worth billions hang in limbo as Congress debates tax reform bill

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The House bill eliminates Private Activity Bonds (PABs) and Low-income Tax Credits, which are critical to the construction of housing developments. Both bills call for eliminating advanced refinancing bonds. These tax-exempt bonds allow cities to refinance debt. Without advance refinancing bonds, many large projects at the state and local levels of government will be immediately jeopardized. Additionally, the tax reform bill, unless changed, increases the federal deficit and that will trigger $150 billion in automatic cuts to vital transportation and infrastructure investments.

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Steelworkers Want Trump to Keep This Key Promise

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Trump administration pledged to act to safeguard American steel by July 1. But that deadline is long past — and now a crisis is getting worse.

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Congressional leaders begin to address infrastructure with a plan of their own

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Delays in the rollout of the Trump administration’s much-heralded $1 trillion infrastructure plan are proving costly for deteriorating U.S. roads, bridges, airports and transit systems. And the longer the delay, the more it will cost taxpayers. Tired of delays on a long-awaited new plan, some members of Congress are busy putting together a “Plan B.”

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Public, private stakeholder input sought on infrastructure regulatory reform

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) recently announced it has published a Federal Register notice seeking public input on regulatory reform regarding infrastructure projects, including the identification of hurdles that currently exist and how to alleviate them. Those interested in offering comments have until July 24 to respond.

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