Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.
Tucked in Biden’s proposal: Billions of dollars for R&D done in Wisconsin labs and elsewhere to keep the US competitive amid a changing landscape.
Available funding has lagged the cost for repairs and replacements, leaving a huge need unmet.
Her bill would allow roads and bridges destroyed by extreme weather to be built to higher standards without penalty.
Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which sets aside $621 billion for transportation, would be a shot in the arm, but long-term needs remain at the state level.
Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.
Subgroup of the powerful Appropriations Committee helps coordinate all who are working to fill the gaps in service.
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