NYC Blast Shows Infrastructure Problems
America is ripe for major investment in infrastructure. But making it pay off will require not just addressing the funding gaps but also fundamentally redesigning the country’s approach. McKinsey’s research suggests that every well-spent dollar of infrastructure investment would raise GDP by 20¢ in the long run–if deployed correctly. These four steps could help:
House tax-writers declined to restore an infrastructure financing tool that was cut out of the GOP tax bill, while the Senate has not yet decided how to treat the issue in its own tax package.
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$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes
Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires' cases (CNN)Disneyland Park has shut down two cooling towers at its park in Southern California following an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. Orange County health officials said nine people who visited the Anaheim theme park in September developed the disease.
Despite increased spending and pockets of progress, infrastructure investment gaps remain.
A Long To Do List