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In Governors’ Races, Potholes and Pipes Become Major Issues

In Governors’ Races, Potholes and Pipes Become Major Issues

Both Democrats and Republicans are talking about infrastructure investment on the campaign trail, but only one party tends to have more detailed and ambitious plans.

Governing.com
BY DANIEL C. VOCK | OCTOBER 23, 2018

Candidates for governor don’t usually get into details about their plans for improving their states’ roads, railways and other infrastructure. But this year is different.

The exact topics may vary state to state, but many candidates are offering specific, and sometimes ambitious, proposals.

Georgia’s major party candidates, for example, are squabbling over how to find money for transit improvements in the Atlanta metropolitan region. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, is touting his work to improve transit service in Boston and floating the idea of starting high-speed rail service to the western part of the state. Ohio's Democratic candidate Richard Cordray is pushing a $1.8 billion bond package for infrastructure improvements. And Democrat Tim Walz of Minnesota is backing a 10-cent-per-gallon increase in the gas tax, which his opponent is against... FULL ARTICLE

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