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An infrastructure winner: Cut red tape (EDITORIAL)

An infrastructure winner: Cut red tape (EDITORIAL)

The Oklahoman
Updated: Sun, May 5, 2019 1:33 AM

A meeting last week with President Trump left Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer confident that a $2 trillion infrastructure deal could be struck this year. They said they had agreed on “a big and bold initiative.”

It’s big, certainly — the potential price tag is enormous, as is the raft of progressive favorite causes that Pelosi and Schumer say should be part of the package.

These include creating jobs (both sides favor that, of course) but also “advancing public health with clean air and clean water … and addressing climate change.” Infrastructure should be “for the future, with respect to paying the prevailing wage” and “the imperative to involve women, veteran and minority-owned businesses in construction.” FULL ARTICLE

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