What Comes Next With the Infrastructure Bill in California?

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When President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act last month, a number of California officials were in the White House crowd, watching as billions of dollars were set aside for making improvements in their state. California is expected to be the largest beneficiary of the bipartisan act, receiving more than $40 billion for updating roads, increasing broadband internet access and investing in climate resiliency, to name a few of the bill’s components.

But getting those dollars from DC to California will require action across all levels of government, a massive effort that is already in motion and will take years to carry out. And, with the Build Back Better plan languishing in Congress, these funds are expected to be stretched thin when it comes to delivering on some of the administration’s climate and social goals.

The first influx of cash…

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