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Raising Revenue for Infrastructure: Who will be next?

Whether it’s been increased, decreased, or frozen the 2015 legislative session has seen a high level of activity from states attempting to modify their gas tax to keep up with their infrastructure needs.  We’re keeping a close eye on the nearly 40 states that are still in session and hopeful they will vote “yes” for......

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How Your State Funds School Construction

In every community across the U.S. is a school building. They’re used for learning, libraries, sports, and feeding kids, but they’re also used for community meetings, school programs, and in emergencies.  Each one of these schools is different, and so it’s probably not a surprise that they’re all funded differently.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education......

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Georgia’s C Infrastructure

Georgia’s infrastructure has failed to improve over the last five years. In a new report, titled the 2014 Report Card for Georgia’s Infrastructure, the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) awarded the state’s infrastructure a “C,” a grade unchanged from their 2009 Report Card. The lowest grade awarded was a “D-”,......

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Georgia’s Infrastructure Is On Our Mind

The 2014 Report Card for Georgia’s Infrastructure will be released next Monday, January 13th, in the South Wing of the State Capitol on the very first day day of Georgia’s legislative session.  Highlighting the infrastructure needs across the state, the Report Card will provide a new GPA for Georgia’s infrastructure as well as new grades......

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Infrastructure Is the Missing Ingredient to Healthy School Lunches

The Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project lead by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report this December titled, Serving Healthy School Meals: U.S. Schools Need Updated Kitchen Equipment.  They found that 55% of school food authorities (SFAs) need kitchen infrastructure changes at one or more schools to meet......

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Infrastructure Investment Wins at the Ballot Box!

Yesterday voters in Maine and Texas both affirmed ballot resolutions resulting in increased investment in their local infrastructure. In Maine voters overwhelming approved Bond Question 3, 72% in favor to 28% opposed.  Bond Question 3 gives permission to the State to borrow $100 million to fund transportation projects around the state which in turn would......

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