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Public Works Funding Falls as Infrastructure Deteriorates

Public Works Funding Falls as Infrastructure Deteriorates

The New York Times
By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
AUG. 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — It’s basically the opposite of a major government infrastructure program.

Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts.

Such spending equaled 1.4 percent of the nation’s economic output in the second quarter of 2017, the lowest level on record, according to Census Bureau data.

In West Virginia, where President Trump on Thursday touted a vague $1 trillion infrastructure plan, public works spending has fallen for five straight years... FULL ARTICLE

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