Capito critical of Biden plan | Local News

WASHINGTON — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., has made it clear she does not support all of Pres. Joe Biden’s more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, but she will insist that any infrastructure plan that is passed will include money for the King Coal Highway and Coalfields Expressway.

“That must be part of it,” she said, referring to the federal 80 percent match of highway and bridge construction projects.

Both projects are stalled, with construction being done piecemeal as money becomes available. Total cost to complete the Coalfield Expressway has been estimated at about $1 billion by the state

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10 Best Stocks That Will Gain From Biden’s Job and Infrastructure Plan

In this article we will take a look at the 10 best stocks that will gain from Biden’s job and infrastructure plan. You can skip our detailed analysis of the US job and infrastructure plan’s outlook for 2021 and some of the major growth catalysts for the stocks that will benefit from it, and go directly to 5 Best Stocks That Will Gain From Biden’s Job and Infrastructure Plan.

US President Joe Biden last week unveiled an ambitious $2 trillion plan to overhaul American infrastructure. The plan envisions increased government spending on rebuilding roads, bridges, water supply mechanisms, transportation

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Dodd, McGuire to hold town hall for SR-37 planning, ideas

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Caltrans and transportation agencies for Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties are seeking public input on the future of State Route 37, frequently called Highway 37, at an upcoming online public town hall meeting.

Senators Mike McGuire (D-North Coast) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa) will host the event on Thursday, April 15, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

As many as 40,000 vehicles a day use the 21-mile state route that skirts the northern shore of San Pablo Bay, delivering commuters and goods. Frequent bumper-to-bumper traffic, occasional accidents and seasonal flooding, and events at the Sonoma Raceway often

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Biden’s Proposed Infrastructure Plan and Clean Energy’s Future

On March 31, 2021, President Biden released his $2 trillion infrastructure plan (the “Infrastructure Plan”) intended to target grid modernization, energy efficiency, and renewable energy development as part of the Administration’s ongoing effort to achieve a net-zero emissions power sector by 2035, and net-zero economy by 2050. In response to the recent Texas power crisis, the Infrastructure Plan proposes a $100 billion investment to modernize the electric grid with at least 20 GW of high-voltage capacity power lines. The Biden Administration also proposes creation of a Grid Deployment Authority at the Department of Energy to leverage existing rights-of-way and support

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Biden Proposes $1.5 Trillion Federal Spending Plan

Updated April 9, 2021 at 2:28 PM ET

The Biden administration on Friday unveiled a $1.5 trillion partial budget request for the next fiscal year, calling for increases across a range of domestic programs aimed at fighting poverty and climate change, while keeping defense spending relatively flat.

The 41-page document lays out the White House’s spending priorities, and while it’s up to Congress to set exact spending levels and programs, the budget is expected to be received favorably by the Democratic majorities on Capitol Hill.

The administration’s first budget blueprint does not contain details of the president’s $2 trillion infrastructure

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Minnesota panel green-lights 5-cent gas tax hike for road, bridge repairs

The House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee on a 10-7 vote moved to the House Tax Committee a broader transportation spending proposal that would raise more than $350 million aimed at repairing roads and bridges in Minnesota. The plan would also adjust license tab fees, hike other vehicle sales taxes and post a luxury surcharge on high-dollar vehicles. An additional 0.5% transit fee increase would also go into effect in the Twin Cities under the plan.

Democrats and infrastructure advocates said the increases were needed to offset the cost of projects around the state. And labor unions, as well as

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