Governors Announce New Infrastructure Initiative

The governors gathered in Utah this past week, and Montana Governor Steve Bullock presided over many of the meetings. The Montana Free Press reported:

“Bullock capped his yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association Thursday by releasing “A Governor’s Action Guide to Achieving Good Jobs for All Americans.” He shared highlights of its findings with the nation’s 55 state and territorial governors during the NGA’s annual summer meeting and discussed how states can help their workforces adapt to digital disruption.”

The reported: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) will lead the National Governors Association (NGA) for the next year, taking over an embattled organization that went through a painful leadership shakeup in recent months.

“The universal frustration is governors on both sides of the aisle are working hard and trying to get something done on this issue,” Hogan said. “Washington has failed, and we’ve got to do something about it.”

A little more than a year before the next presidential election, Hogan said he realized the political challenges of getting an infrastructure bill through Congress.

“I know it’s a steep hill to climb, but I’m going to put as much time and energy into it as we can,” Hogan said. “There are a lot of issues facing the governors and the country, but this is one where nearly all of the governors are facing this issue.”

Details on New Infrastructure Initiative

Maryland Governor Hogan announced a yearlong initiative to push for the repair, enhancement and modernization our nation’s infrastructure through innovative fixes to bottlenecks, creative partnerships with private investors, streamlined project review, smarter technologies and improved cyber-defenses, as his signature effort as incoming chair of the National Governors Association.

Gov. Hogan’s Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success, builds on increasingly active state efforts (Read more...)

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