The Potential Role Of Infrastructure In The Pandemic

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Across Ohio — and throughout the country — infrastructure is in bad shape.

  • Congress debating whether to address infrastructure in next relief package
  • Ohio lawmakers divided: Some like the idea; others don’t think it’s right time
  • Recent report card gave America’s infrastructure a D+

A 2017 report card by the American Society of Civil Engineers gave America a D+ for the state of our roads, bridges, water systems and more.

And in 2019, the group gave northern Ohio, specifically, a D+, too.

So when president Trump sent out this tweet last Tuesday saying the coronavirus pandemic has created “the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill,” that caught the attention of Ohio Republicans and Democrats.

“Many of us thought that infrastructure was going to be one of the first things that President Trump tackled when he came into office in January of 2017,”…

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