Originally published on Mystatesman.com

After months of speculation, the White House has finally released its infrastructure plan. While its contents are not surprising, some of the ideas contained within the 53-page, detailed document are surprisingly innovative. Allow me to point out a few aspects of the plan that I think will benefit us in Central Texas the most.

The White House plan envisions at least a handful of new programs, including the Infrastructure Incentives Program and the Transformative Projects Program.

Through the Infrastructure Incentives Program, state and local agencies would receive federal funds in the form of grants, which can then be leveraged with private dollars to maximize investment in infrastructure. A total of $100 billion would be available through the program.

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