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Pa. Highway Projects to Receive $1 Billion from Stimulus

February 23, 2009

PennDOT Secretary Allen Biehler told the House Appropriations Committee last week that stimulus money flowing to Pennsylvania will total about $1 billion for roads and bridges. Committee Chairman Joseph Markosek acknowledged that while the one-time infusion is welcome, lawmakers need to address longer-term funding needs this spring, given that the transportation funding gap is at least $1.7 billion annually.

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New Poll Shows Public Support for Infrastructure Investment

February 12, 2009

A public opinion poll commissioned by Building America’s Future shows that 81 percent of Americans are willing to increase their tax payments by 1 percent in order to rebuild the country’s infrastructure. Read more