As the chance to tap federal dollars through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law inches into the final two years of the program, a growing group of policy influencers and lawmakers are moving towards a reauthorization.  “We’re having hearings right now on reauthorization,” said Rep. Rick Larsen D- Wash. “When we’re doing these hearings, we’re talking about
California lawmakers fine-tuned their March budget proposal, cutting spending by $17.3 billion ahead of formal discussions to get a head start on difficult decisions amid a record deficit. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Senate President Pro Tempore Mike McGuire and Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas announced they reached an agreement Thursday, providing specifics about how they plan to
Asbestos. Lead. Temperatures that reach 115 degrees. Cracks in the ceiling so big you can see the sky. All of these have been found in Pennsylvania’s public schools.  Pennsylvania lawmakers toured schools around the commonwealth last year, and what they found was “nothing short of shameful,” according to State Representative Peter Schweyer.  “I was touring
Stadium financing, a cap on local lease revenue bonds, and an effort to preserve the state’s largest coal-fired power plant were some of the measures signed last week by Utah Gov. Spencer Cox. The Republican-controlled legislature ended its session March 1, passing a $29.4 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, as
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said Thursday he will sign by the end of the day a bill that has been flagged by the Intermountain Power Agency (IPA) as posing risks to its bond-financed transition from coal to cleaner fuels.  The legislation aims to keep the state’s largest coal-fired power plant located near Delta, Utah, in
The Securities and Exchange Commission to is under fire from lawmakers and the financial industry regarding the volume and scope of regulations raining down from the regulator under the leadership of Chairman Gary Gensler. “Chair Gensler’s frenetic partisan rulemaking agenda at the SEC has threatened the health of U.S. capital markets and highlights the need
To toll, or not to toll, that is the question for Oregon lawmakers as they continue work on a comprehensive plan to create a sustainable revenue stream that will support the state’s transportation infrastructure. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek sowed confusion on Monday when she halted plans to toll Portland-area freeways, citing uncertainty about freeway project