infrastructure

Biden slams ‘extreme MAGA Republicans’ as Democrats launch drive to midterm election

BY: - September 12, 2022

President Joe Biden in a Thursday night speech to a crowd of party faithful promoted legislation passed by the Democratic Congress and attacked supporters of former President Donald Trump for defending rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. “Extreme MAGA Republicans just don’t threaten our personal, economic rights. They embrace political violence,” […]

Biden administration vows to speed up environmental permits needed for infrastructure projects

BY: - May 12, 2022

President Joe Biden’s administration will seek to hasten construction of roads, bridges, wind farms and more by tweaking the federal review process for environmental and other permits, administration officials said Tuesday. On a press call, administration officials said they were seeking to make permitting easier without sacrificing environmental standards. The new permitting plan includes five […]

Infrastructure bill brings more public transit money to Ohio

BY: - April 8, 2022

A second multi-million dollar influx of federal funding will be coming to public transit authorities throughout Ohio via an infrastructure bill passed earlier this year. The biggest portion of the funding, more than $65 million, will be headed to Cleveland, according to a listing of federal transit apportionments for the state. Dayton’s transit will receive […]

Ohio, Kentucky ink agreement to pursue federal infrastructure funding for Brent Spence Bridge

BY: - March 1, 2022

Gov. Mike DeWine is teaming up with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear for a joint effort to improve the Brent Spence Bridge. The agreement signed Monday in Covington, KY is the first step in the process of securing funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill approved last year. “The Brent Spence Bridge is a stout and sturdy […]

States to Feds: Don’t tell us how to spend infrastructure money

BY: - February 22, 2022

Story from Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. 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 […]

Governors attempt to bridge deep political divides in big D.C. meeting

BY: , and - February 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — Governors of both parties from throughout the United States met here over the weekend to try to speak on a unified front about what their states need from the federal government. But the waters were muddied by governors’ clearly divided political views about two major issues of the moment — voting laws and […]

Infrastructure bill could bring needed funds for Brent Spence, other Ohio bridges

BY: - January 20, 2022

The recently passed infrastructure bill is set to fund millions of dollars in bridge projects throughout the state, which could include some of the state’s biggest thoroughfares. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said the $100 million in bridge formula funding coming to Ohio through the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will bring direct funding as […]

Bridge funding in infrastructure law on the way to states

BY: - January 18, 2022

The federal government will begin releasing more than $5 billion for distressed bridges in the first year of funding under the recent infrastructure law, President Joe Biden said in a Friday video message. He specifically mentioned the Brent Spence Bridge connecting Ohio and Kentucky, the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington and […]

With infrastructure bill’s passage, funding up to the community

BY: - January 10, 2022

Ohio’s Democratic congressional delegation is excited to watch billions of dollars in infrastructure funding come to the state, but where that funding goes now depends on local efforts. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed in November, will bring needed funding to the state in areas such as water systems, public transportation and broadband, according […]

VP Harris takes infrastructure victory lap in Columbus

BY: - November 20, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris braved the November chill to tout the bipartisan infrastructure bill in Columbus Friday. The measure, signed into law earlier this week, sends more than $10 billion to Ohio over the next five years, funding investments in roadways, broadband, the energy grid and water lines. Dignitaries and guests packed rows of red […]

Biden signs $1.2T infrastructure bill: ‘America is moving again’

BY: , and - November 16, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill during a ceremony at the White House packed with some 800 supporters, heralding what he said was a “truly consequential” spending bill that will improve Americans’ day-to-day lives. But Democrats also emphasized that there is more to come — a […]

Climate funds in infrastructure bill aimed at drought, wildfires, floods, Interior says

BY: - November 11, 2021

The recently passed bipartisan infrastructure bill isn’t just about roads and bridges — it also spends billions to address wildfire, drought, flooding and other effects from climate change, Interior Department officials said Wednesday. The $1.2 trillion measure, which is awaiting President Joe Biden’s signature after the House cleared it last week, includes pay raises for wildland […]