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Trump unveils his infrastructure plan

If state, local officials want to fix roads, bridges, it’s up to them, he says

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published February 13, 2018 at 3:09 a.m. Updated February 13, 2018 at 3:09 a.m.

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President Donald Trump speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, during a meeting with state and local officials about infrastructure. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges -- then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise.

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RBear says... February 13, 2018 at 6:11 a.m.

This "plan" pushes funding to the states and cities with very little help from the federal government. The ratio requires the local level to come up with 80% of the funding while the federal government pays only 20% while the money exists. At a time when our nation's infrastructure needs to be upgraded, Trump only pays lip service to it. Of course, he'll be at every ribbon cutting bragging about how he rebuilt the nation's infrastructure, ignoring those who came up with the lion's share of funding.
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There is a reason our nation's infrastructure is crumbling because states, counties, and cities don't have the funds to repair them. So if that's the case, how can we expect them to come up with funds to rebuild them?

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