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The health of our infrastructure: How Nevada ranks and what improvements are on the horizon
The Las Vegas Sun ^ | August 21, 2017 | Daniel Rothberg

Posted on 09/04/2017 12:59:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“We have bridges that are falling down,” then-candidate Donald Trump told Fox last August, pledging to double the amount Hillary Clinton wanted to spend on infrastructure as president of the United States. “We’ll get a fund, we’ll make a phenomenal deal with the low interest rates and rebuild our infrastructure.”

One year later and eight months into his presidency, Trump has continued to double down on his lofty promises — during “Infrastructure Week” in June, he told his supporters in Cincinnati that the U.S. “deserves the best infrastructure in the world.” But the administration has been slow to move its $1 trillion plan forward. Different factions of lawmakers in Washington, D.C., are divided over how such a bill should be structured. The Republican-controlled Congress is focused on other initiatives such as tax reform, and Democrats, whose votes would be necessary to pass an infrastructure bill, feel increasingly alienated from a White House that has done little outreach.

In some cases, the administration has sent mixed messages. Trump’s proposed budget included $200 billion for infrastructure but also cut $255 billion from existing programs that fund highway repairs and rural airports. Some recent economic indicators suggest that cities and states, the bodies that build most infrastructure, are waiting to fund new projects until they have more certainty about how many federal dollars could be cut or come their way.

A recent analysis by Reuters found that in the first seven months of the Trump administration, new municipal infrastructure deals were down by about 20 percent from the same period last year. As local governments watch the federal government’s next move, experts say there is a clear need for new roads, bridges, pipes and transmission lines throughout the country. . .

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: asce; aviation; bigly; bridges; broadband; communication; construction; dams; electricity; energy; flooding; fuel; funding; grades; highspeedrail; highways; infrastructure; internet; lasvegas; lightrail; naturalgas; nevada; renewables; roads; schools; spending; taxes; transportation; trump; water; yuge

1 posted on 09/04/2017 12:59:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The real question is where has all the money gone from all the taxes, fees and charges that were supposed to be funding the maintaining of all this infrastructure at both state and federal levels?

Who’s been stealing all that money? And why have we been letting them get away with it?

2 posted on 09/04/2017 1:07:38 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

With the cross-eyed, slobbering behemoth of California next door, how much planning do they really need before 1/2 of California wakes up and runs, SCREAMING eastward...?

1. Can own gun
2. We won’t rob you
3. Girls only in bathroom

How much more might you need..?

3 posted on 09/04/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Grimmy

Check the source: Wiki

The Las Vegas Sun is one of the Las Vegas Valley’s two daily newspapers. It is owned by the Greenspun family and is affiliated with Greenspun Media Group. ...
Its publisher and president is Brian Greenspun, former publisher Hank Greenspun’s son, who was a college roommate of US President Bill Clinton. He was welcomed by Clinton during his presidency, as a house guest during a Clinton fundraising trip to southern Nevada. It has been described as “politically liberal.”

4 posted on 09/04/2017 2:12:16 PM PDT by Bookshelf
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To: Bookshelf

Start with Yucca Mountain.

5 posted on 09/04/2017 2:47:41 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Feds need to give up much of their holdings in Nev.

6 posted on 09/04/2017 3:43:39 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I stopped reading when this clown complained about Trump’s lack of outreach. Lol! Clueless.

7 posted on 09/04/2017 4:35:54 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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