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West Virginia slated to receive more than $500M for bridges

Jan. 18, 2022 10:43 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is slated to receive more than $500 million to repair and upgrade bridges across the state, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Federal officials announced last week that West Virginia would receive the funding over the next...

Speed cameras coming to Wilmington-area I-95 work zone

Jan. 14, 2022 11:57 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Speed cameras are coming to a construction zone along Interstate 95 in the Wilmington area that saw hundreds of crashes last year. The Department of Transportation announced that the new electronic speed monitoring program begins Monday, news outlets...

Illinois getting $1.4B from feds to fix, upgrade bridges

Jan. 14, 2022 10:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will receive $1.4 billion to help upgrade its deteriorating bridges under the federal infrastructure law approved in November, the state's Democratic congressional delegation said Friday. The funding over five years will include $274.8 million in Fiscal Year...

Bridge proposed along section of slumping Alaska park road

Jan. 13, 2022 21:01 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency is proposing a large steel bridge along a section of the only road that runs through a premier national park in Alaska — a stretch that officials say has been rapidly slumping amid changes in the climate. About half the mostly gravel road...

Rubble brings opportunity, and risk, in war-scarred Gaza

Jan. 13, 2022 01:15 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip has few jobs, little electricity and almost no natural resources. But after four bruising wars with Israel in just over a decade, it has lots of rubble. Local businesses are now finding ways to cash in on the chunks of smashed concrete,...

Ivey: State must be 'smart' about pandemic relief funds

Jan. 11, 2022 20:42 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey on Tuesday urged lawmakers to use federal pandemic relief on longstanding problems such as broadband access and water and sewer infrastructure, but also praised Alabama's legal effort to block the Biden administration's vaccine mandates. Ivey...

Beshear outlines proposals for economic development, tourism

Jan. 11, 2022 18:35 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to build on Kentucky's economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday proposed pumping money into developing new industrial development sites and building an Appalachian research center to promote the state's agritech sector. The governor also...

Familiar tax cuts, new bonuses in SC governor's budget

Jan. 10, 2022 16:01 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's suggestion for how South Carolina should spend billions of extra dollars contains some familiar requests he hasn't got in his five years in office like cutting income taxes. But the governor is sprinkling in some new proposals, like...

Treasury broadens COVID relief uses for states, localities

Jan. 07, 2022 17:28 PM EST

State and local governments will have greater flexibility to spend $350 billion of federal COVID-19 aid under new rules from President Joe Biden's administration. The revised rules mean that most cities and counties will be free to spend their entire allotment on any government...

WA lawmakers return with money to spend, differing goals

Jan. 06, 2022 15:24 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Flush with cash, Washington state lawmakers return to Olympia next week with Democrats and Republicans disagreeing over how to spend the unexpected windfall. A revenue forecast released in November showed projected revenue collections for the 2021-2023 budget cycle...