States Want to Decide How to Spend Infrastructure

According to the CT Mirror, state and local leaders from both parties are at odds with the Biden administration over how billions of dollars in new infrastructure money should be spent.

Republican governors are upset over a federal memo seeking to limit dollars for highway expansions. Western states and some progressive cities don’t like the feds’ plan for how to deploy electric vehicle chargers. Some construction groups fear that labor guidelines included in certain programs could hurt red states without a strong union presence.

More conflicts are likely to surface as federal agencies continue to roll out details for the bill’s programs.

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