Could the next infrastructure bill include funding for public technology systems?

The House of Representatives laid out an infrastructure plan on June 18 – an expensive one with a price tag of approximately $1.5 trillion. It will not, of course, pass Congress in its current state, but it promises to start the critical and overdue conversation in Washington about infrastructure. But, there’s an omission that hopefully […]

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Project pipeline recovering from COVID-19 shutdown

COVID-19 hit the construction industry like a tsunami. Almost all medium to large construction projects were shuttered as government leaders scrambled to protect the health of Americans. Today, however, even though the pandemic has not been contained, there is renewed interest in construction and reason for optimism. The immediate future is considerably brighter today than […]

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Upcoming transportation projects represent billions in spending

Transportation projects are almost always notoriously large and costly. But, infrastructure is critical to America and, with that in mind, a five-year, $494 billion surface transportation bill was recently released by the House of Representatives’ Transportation and Infrastructure committee. The final bill, which must gain approval from both the House and Senate, will likely have […]

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Billions in federal funding now flowing to states

Funding from the federal government is now coming to all 50 states as a result of various congressional actions. The largest amount of funding is currently flowing as a result of specific mandates in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. But, bills also are moving through Congress to allocate even more funding […]

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Sun chases dark days, shines on projects ready to launch

It’s no surprise to anyone that cities and counties are quickly exhausting their budgets and depleting public funding. Local government officials have dealt with COVID-19 for months, and now they are contending with violence, protests, and property damages. Public safety expenditures are huge, and the coffers of local governmental entities are stretched to the limits. […]

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Funding from the CARES Act now flowing to state, local governments

In the current sad and chaotic midst of almost total negative press, some positive things are happening … and some of it is related to law enforcement. Throughout the country, law enforcement budgets have been stretched to the limit. First responders at every jurisdiction have worked overtime during the COVID-19 crisis and funding for operations, […]

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There’s a roadmap for regional growth and prosperity after COVID-19

As the country reopens for business and citizens strive to find normalcy, many critical issues must be addressed. Every region, citizen, and employer in America has been impacted by COVID-19, and getting back to normalcy and prosperity will require bold leadership. Decisions loom large, and how they are made will impact every region’s economic future […]

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