Last night, the president spoke again of his plans to inspire more than $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. At a glance, the rhetoric all along has felt promising. A shot in the arm for communities in dire need of infrastructure upgrades—everything from repairs to our decaying roads and highways to new investments in water systems and broadband. It’s obvious that our country needs these things. But, we shouldn’t just follow along. We need to debate how priorities are set and funding is generated. So far, the White House has prioritized three types of infrastructure projects. A focus on encouraging investment in rural projects has been consistent.
Source: Kevin Mills