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Missouri funding for highway projects includes controversial component

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The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to address many unfunded projects with new revenue from the state gas tax increase and massive federal infrastructure bill. The funding totals $6.5 billion. It includes ...

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Unemployment ticks up even as more jobs added

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The nation’s unemployment ticked up in June as the economy struggles with hiring, surging inflation and fear over the cost of the Biden infrastructure plan. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent from ...

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Missouri Legislature passes first gas tax increase in quarter-century

Missourians may finally see some much-needed road infrastructure improvements. The Legislature has passed the first gas and diesel tax increase in over 25 years.  The state currently has one of the lowest ...

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Infrastructure and workforce development top priorities for Gov. Parson in 2021

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson promised to focus on workforce development and infrastructure development during his State of the State address recently. “Time and again, our administration has addressed the challenges of our ...

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House Democrats push for $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending in Democrat strongholds

WASHINGTON—House Democrats introduced on June 18 an extensive plan to rebuild American infrastructure, calling for more than $1.5 trillion in spending in roads, bridges, public transportation, housing, the “Green New Deal”, proposed ...

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Rural areas ‘vital’ to nation as Transportation Secretary Chao addresses funding disparity

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao says the Trump administration is working to eliminate disparities in transportation funding between rural and urban areas. Chao was in St. Louis this week to unveil a new ...

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