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The GOP Tax Bills Are Infrastructure Bills Too. Here’s Why

The GOP Tax Bills Are Infrastructure Bills Too. Here’s Why

Congressional Republicans are pushing a major overhaul of the country’s tax code. Many of the ideas they’re debating could have a big impact on infrastructure.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence met with lawmakers on tax policy earlier this month. (AP/Evan Vucci)

The tax code overhauls being pushed by congressional Republicans might not sound like infrastructure bills, but they contain many provisions that could have a big impact on the ability of states and localities to pay for public works improvements.

The proposed plans include major changes to financing roads, ports and airports, as well as state programs related to electric vehicles and wind energy.

But the biggest disappointment for many people in infrastructure-related industries is that these changes are part of a tax plan instead of a standalone infrastructure bill. Trump administration officials have repeatedly said they would work on an infrastructure package after the tax overhaul... FULL ARTICLE

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