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$1.5T plan could create 2.6M construction jobs. So what?

Posted by   /  June 4, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy for Arizona Builder’s Exchange From the time President Donald Trump first proposed his $1.5T infrastructure package before the 2016 election, it has been swarmed by more “ifs” than answers. The most recent “if” is also one of the biggest: If it’s ever enacted, it could create 2.6 million construction jobs. A May […]

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Trump’s infrastructure plan hits a dead end

Posted by   /  May 17, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Transportation, Water  /  No Comments

By Mallory Shelbourne | The Hill President Trump’s legislative framework for a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s infrastructure appears all but dead in Congress. Lawmakers are focused on other legislative matters, and Democrats say the latest “infrastructure week” that started Sunday has done little to reinvigorate the president’s plan. Related: Somehow, the farm bill may hinge […]

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Scottsdale appears poised to pursue GO bond program

Posted by   /  March 1, 2018  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Terrance Thornton | Scottsdale Independent There are 118 Scottsdale infrastructure projects city leaders have identified carrying an estimated cost of $810 million, but elected leaders readily admit municipal needs exceed existing funding sources and mechanisms. Scottsdale City Council Tuesday, Feb. 20 held a public hearing on the findings of the governing body’s capital improvement subcommittee […]

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Infrastructure rollout: $1.5 trillion

Posted by   /  February 12, 2018  /  Featured News, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Some Republicans in sticker shock By Brianna Gurciullo | POLITICO The White House is rolling out President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan Monday, swinging for the fences with a $1.5 trillion initiative that is light on new federal dollars — but could inspire a wave of toll roads, ease decades-old regulations and permanently change cities’ […]

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Chino residents oppose plans for 55+ development

Posted by   /  September 21, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

Doesn’t fit with general plan, infrastructure can’t accommodate, residents say By Jason Wheeler | The Daily Courier Chino Valley residents filled Town Hall last week to voice opposition to the proposed West Meadows development, an active adult community meant for ages 55 and older that will feature up to 276 park model units. The development, on […]

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Which infrastructure tools are propelling the Valley’s economy?

Posted by   /  September 18, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Jesse A. Millard | AZBigMedia You can’t get going without something to guide you forward, and as the Valley moves forward into its next economic chapter, vital pieces of infrastructure are needed to help grease the wheels of economic development.    Funding is still an issue, but there are many funded projects already under construction focused on […]

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Arizona ranks in top-half of states with most hazardous infrastructure

Posted by   /  September 7, 2017  /  Transportation  /  No Comments

KTAR  In a study done by 24/7 Wall St., Arizona ranked in the top half of states in the country for having the most hazardous infrastructure. Creating an index that took into account roads in poor condition, bridges classified as structurally deficient and dams at high hazard risk, all the states were ranked. Arizona finished […]

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Historic Fort Tuthill Quad renovations completed

Posted by   /  August 21, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Emery Cowan | Arizona Daily Sun This week, local officials marked the completion of a months-long renovation of the Historic Fort Tuthill Quad at Fort Tuthill County Park. The quad served as the summer training facility for the Arizona National Guard from 1929 to 1948 and is listed on the National Register of Historic […]

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Executive order aims to simplify infrastructure permitting

Posted by   /  August 21, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Roland Murphy | AZBEX About the only thing that hasn’t been covered in the tumult following President Trump’s Tuesday press conference, where he announced a new executive order to simplify the infrastructure project permitting process, has been the actual details of the order, itself. Calling the permitting process, “Badly broken,” Trump noted it took […]

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Public works funding falls as infrastructure deteriorates

Posted by   /  August 9, 2017  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Binyamin Applebaum | The New York Times WASHINGTON — It’s basically the opposite of a major government infrastructure program. Government spending on transportation and other public works is in decline as federal funding stagnates and state and local governments tighten their belts. Such spending equaled 1.4 percent of the nation’s economic output in the […]

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