California Wants To Take, But Not Support
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Despite refusing to follow through with President Trump’s immigration orders, California remains eager to get going on a $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Officials revealed a list of projects that will need $100 billion in federal funds.
The Governor’s secretary, Nancy McFadden wrote a letter that said, “In the short-term, these projects will benefit businesses up and down the state and put thousands to work — many in communities with the highest rates of unemployment.”
Among other things, some of these infrastructure projects include bridges, roads, levees, ports and public transportation.
Long-Term, Long-Lasting Improvements
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California Democrats are against Trump’s immigration policies, but state officials are praising his infrastructure proposal to repair roads and bridges across the nation. The investment will have long-term benefits.
McFadden also went on to say, “Long-term, this investment will have lasting, expansive economic benefits by moving goods and people faster, protecting vulnerable communities from flooding, bolstering emergency response capabilities, saving and storing more water and improving energy reliability.”
Presently, it’s unclear if the state will receive these funds based on their reactions to the new immigration policies.
Trump’s Promises And California’s Plans
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During Trump’s inauguration, he said, “We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels and railways all across our wonderful nation,” which may include future plans with entrepreneur Elon Musk.
California’s investment plan is supposed to be a 10-year investment. The Golden State is working on legislation to make sure there will be a sustainable funding stream that will continue to support future improvements.
Some of these proposed priority projects include widening 710 Freeway, strengthening the Otay Mesa Mexican border, creating 16 miles of corridors along the 405, replacing the Gerald Desmond Bridge, and replace the Metro rail fleet.
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