infrastructure-spending

COMMENTARY

Are Democrats ever going to get their act together? | Dick Polman

BY: - October 4, 2021

I don’t care which faction – the 'centrists' or the 'progressives' – has the better grievances. Just knock it off.

COMMENTARY

Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages after disasters | Opinion

BY: - September 26, 2021

Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.

‘Big and bold’ infrastructure bill still falls short on helping states fight climate change

BY: - August 6, 2021

“We’re going to do things to reduce climate emissions, but we’re going to spend more in ways that we know increase them,” one expert said

COMMENTARY

Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion

BY: - July 21, 2021

If quality child care is unaffordable, unavailable, or unreliable, parents can’t take the jobs that employers are desperate to fill.

The return of vacation season? | Five for Your Weekend

BY: - June 5, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, reporting back after a few weeks in Alaska! Even fully vaccinated, I wasn’t sure my trip to the 49th state would happen this year after, well, everything, but it looks like I’m not the only one “getting back out there.” According to an April survey from Tripadvisor, an […]

COMMENTARY

Pandemic-stricken mass transit would get $85B in Biden stimulus plan. That’s a down payment on reviving American cities | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2021

Even before COVID-19, transit agencies lacked the money to maintain their systems.

COMMENTARY

Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health across the U.S. – including Pa. | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2021

President Joe Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.

Pa. gets C-minus for infrastructure as Biden makes his pitch to the states

BY: - April 13, 2021

In Pennsylvania there are 3,353 bridges and over 7,540 miles of highway in poor condition, the White House said as it released state-by-state fact sheets.

COMMENTARY

While the GOP carps about Biden’s infrastructure plan, voters already are saying ‘Yes, please’ | John L. Micek

BY: - April 8, 2021

New polling shows voters support Joe Biden's infrastructure plan. Meanwhile, Republicans wage pointless culture wars and focus on voter suppression.

COMMENTARY

This time, infrastructure week is for real | Dick Polman

BY: - April 5, 2021

If he can pull off a sizable chunk of the sweeping infrastructure package, that BFD could put him in the history books as JRB.

COMMENTARY

Poll: Most Pa. voters don’t believe American democracy is working for all | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 2, 2021

Most Pennsylvanians remain committed to democratic principles. But they think the republic is on shaky ground.

COMMENTARY

Transitional? Biden is on his way to being the most transformational president in decades | John L. Micek

BY: - April 1, 2021

With the plan Biden unveiled Wednesday, we're being presented with that very opportunity, to hearken to our higher angels, and to aspire the way our parents and grandparents did.