Trump Unveils Infrastructure Plan, Critics Worry It May Mean Higher Taxes for Taxpayers

Trump Unveils Infrastructure Plan, Critics Worry It May Mean Higher Taxes for Taxpayers

The White House has unveiled President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan which calls for 1.5 trillion new dollars in spending and investment.  The plan though, is light on actual investment from the federal government, with Washington only expected to contribute $200 billion of the price tag. The program calls for incentive programs that match federal grants with revenue streams from state, local and private sources.  The administration says this will encourage local stake holders to invest in projects in their communities….

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Immigration, the Economy and National Security Highlight President Trump’s Remarks at First State of the Union

Immigration, the Economy and National Security Highlight President Trump’s Remarks at First State of the Union

President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and began by highlighting the accomplishments of his first year in office. “Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone.  After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages.” The president spent a considerable amount of time touting the positive effects of the tax overhaul legislation passed last month is having…

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Trump to Tout Accomplishments, Call for Sweeping Policy Changes in First State of the Union

Trump to Tout Accomplishments, Call for Sweeping Policy Changes in First State of the Union

President Trump’s first State of the Union address will tout his first-year accomplishments such as the tax overhaul passed last month, while also calling for major initiatives to be tackled this year.  The president will call for immigration reform, a major infrastructure initiative and more spending on defense, among other proposals. The main message the president will seek to drive home is that he’s “building a safe, strong, proud America,” a senior administration official said in giving a preview of…

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A Draft of President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Leaked to the Press

A Draft of President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Leaked to the Press

A draft of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan leaked to the press on Monday.  The document reveals the details of a plan to revamp America’s roads, bridges and transit systems, as well as its water infrastructure and Veteran’s Affairs facilities. Half of the suggested appropriations under the plan would go toward an “Infrastructure Incentives Initiative,” which would promote public-private investment in infrastructure projects.  A quarter of appropriations would go toward a “Rural Infrastructure Program,” investing heavily in rural infrastructure. Other…

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