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Trump Wants Regulations Streamlined in Infrastructure Bill


(Associated Press)

On infrastructure, President Donald Trump wants to offer a two-for-one deal.

The Trump administration intends to propose a package of tax breaks meant to help spur $1 trillion in new spending on roads, bridges and other construction over the next decade. But as part of that bill, Trump also wants introduce measures to drastically shorten approval times for projects.

The strategy appears aimed at building support for an effort with little momentum in Congress. Democrats are critical of Trump’s focus on public-private partnerships, rather that more traditional funding, while many conservative Republicans have balked at the idea of a massive government investment.

Trump, a former real estate executive who claims a passion for building, is looking for enticements that might bring his party on board. Click here to read more.

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