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White House says infrastructure projects should seek private funding

White House says infrastructure projects should seek private funding

TimesUnion.com
Emilie Munson
Updated: Oct. 22, 2019 7:35 p.m.

White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow has a message for states and business leaders planning the nation’s biggest infrastructure projects: we’ll cut red tape for you, but don’t expect a check from us.

“Folks, we will give you the permits,” Kudlow said at the North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. “If you can figure out how to pay for it, go on ahead and do it.”

In a speech, Kudlow emphasized that President Donald Trump is focused on deregulation and speeding up federal permitting to kickstart rail, airport and other infrastructure projects. Trump campaigned in 2016 on a promise for a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, but he has yet to deliver on that goal... FULL ARTICLE

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