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Steck: Fix Upstate Infrastructure by Taxing Wall Street

Unlike previous iterations of the bill, which would funnel a projected $13 billion in annual collections into a general infrastructure fund, the soon-to-be-introduced legislation directs at least 50 percent of the funds to upstate localities, roads, water infrastructure and transit. Read More >>

St. Lawrence County Highway Department May Construct Outpost Facilities in Lisbon, Potsdam and Russell

Instead of teaming up with the town and village of Canton to develop a shared highway facility, St. Lawrence County is considering establishing three outpost facilities, one each in Lisbon, Potsdam, and Russell. County Highway Superintendent Donald Chambers said because of the county’s large geographical size he feels it makes more sense to build three identical pole barn type buildings at those locations. In the past, Canton and county officials have discussed the idea of operating a new shared highway facility. Read More >>

National News

We Need Action on Infrastructure, Not More Talk

More than half a century ago, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower and a Democratic-majority Congress empowered millions of Americans to build an interstate highway system that became the envy of the world. Back then, our nation understood that investment in infrastructure was crucial to creating a better future. The interstate highway system was such a success that, 60 years later, both parties still fight over who gets credit for it. Read More >>

For Infrastructure Funding, Follow the Money on the Coca-Cola Highway

It has not been voted on or formally proposed yet, but a bipartisan effort to increase federal spending on infrastructure could be coming in the near future. President Trump and congressional Democrats met in April to pledge $2 trillion in infrastructure project spending over the next decade. There does not appear to be a plan to pay for it — not that this has stopped the federal government from overspending in the 21st century. But if the federal government (as well as state and local governments) want a modest boost in infrastructure funding, they should do what pro sports stadiums do: sell the naming rights to their infrastructure. Read More >>

NRMCA, Highway Coalition Call for Federal Infrastructure Funding

Leaders of the trade associations urge lawmakers to draft legislation to begin rebuilding America's infrastructure.The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has joined the Highway Materials Group (HMG) and members of Congress in calling for passage of a trillion dollar federal infrastructure funding package to begin repairing America’s aging roads and bridges. Read More >>

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