What Will Trump’s 2018 Infrastructure Package Include?

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Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly planning to unveil its long-promised infrastructure proposal in January, according to The Wall Street Journal. Trump administration officials spoke about the plan’s release as early as March of this year. The president himself said it was largely completed in May, announcing it would be coming in two to three weeks. A themed Infrastructure Week at …

Opinion: Trump Infrastructure Plan Has Roots in Privatized Indiana Toll Road

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President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure may be unprecedented in size and ambition, but it mimics a controversial scheme championed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was the governor of Indiana. That’s why Pence is the public face of the Trump initiative, and executives from financial firms that helped privatize Indiana’s toll road are in …

Attorney: Trump Plan for Private Infrastructure Funding Meets Texas Challenges

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A few years ago, I wrote a blog post entitled “The P3 Wars” in which I provided a brief explanation of how a P3 (i.e., a public-private partnership) works, and the general arguments for and against the use of P3s. More recently, President Trump proposed a $1 trillion U.S. infrastructure plan that likely includes the use of P3s. Although no …

Trump Adviser Touts Higher Gas Tax to Fund Road Improvements

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One of President Donald Trump’s leading infrastructure advisers has advocated for raising the federal gas tax to generate “tens of billions of dollars” to improve America’s roads, bridges and ports. But the tax increase – an uncharacteristic move for a Republican administration – would likely spark conflict with the GOP, as conservative lawmakers have historically disagreed on whether such a …