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Big win for $1T infrastructure bill: Dems, GOP come together

With a robust vote after weeks of fits and starts, the Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure plan for states coast to coast on Tuesday, as a rare coalition of Democrats and Republicans joined together to overcome skeptics and deliver a cornerstone of President Joe Biden’s agenda. “Today, we proved that democracy can still work,”

Infrastructure

Still waiting, Senate grinds away on $1T infrastructure bill

The vote on a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package could be held “in a matter of days,” Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday. But first, senators still need to finish writing the vast legislation. Schumer opened the rare Sunday session by saying that the text of the bill would be released “imminently.” To be

Opinion

Opinion: Leveling the Media Playing Field

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) made news earlier this month when she announced she was seeking $2.3 billion in tax credits and grants for local newspapers and broadcasters. Local news has always been a central component to Americans, and it’s unsurprising Congress wants to support local journalism. When I was growing up in Arizona, you could almost always

Technology

Sparklight® Invests $27 Million to Keep Prescott & Cottonwood Connected

 Sparklight® is working to bridge the digital divide and connect residents and businesses to what matters most with infrastructure investments of more than $27 million over the past three years to provide fast and reliable internet service to the Prescott and Cottonwood areas. “As a result of the company’s continued investment in our network, we

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Jobs Plan Depends on Too Many Faulty Assumptions

On March 31, the Biden administration unveiled the $2 trillion American Jobs Plan (AJP), a new infrastructure plan that contains some concerning broadband provisions which would be harmful to internet consumers. The plan allocates $100 billion for investment in broadband intending to bring “affordable, reliable, and high-speed internet to every American.” The plan aims to do this in three key

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