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More Signs of Trouble for Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Streetsblog USA ponders whether President Trump's $1 trillion big-ticket legislative item was dead before arrival.
August 21, 2017, 6am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Angie Schmitt performs an autopsy, or sorts, on the Trump Administration's proposed infrastructure plan—a $1 billion campaign pitch that still hasn't been detailed in any substantive way by President Trump or anyone from his administration. (For instance, a press conference meant to be a showcase for Trump's infrastructure agenda devolved into controversy earlier this week.)

Schmitt's article follows the most recent development in the ongoing saga of Trump's infrastructure agenda: a promised "Infrastructure Council" that still hadn't formed won't be forming. Mark Niquette brokes the news about the demise of that never-realized institution.

Schmitt surveys the political scene and declares: "Trump’s inability to stage a mere press conference on infrastructure and the dissolution of his advisory council drive home what has been clear for a long time: His infrastructure plan is going nowhere."

Schmitt also dares to take that conclusion a step further: "The fact that any momentum for Trump’s infrastructure plan has completely dissipated is good news for cities and the climate. All signs were pointing to a sprawl-inducing disaster."

The article links to more resources to gain a full appreciation of this ongoing story of the Trump Administration's infrastructure plan.

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Published on Friday, August 18, 2017 in Streetsblog USA
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