What does the infrastructure bill mean for Illinois and diversity?
President Biden signed the $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill in November 2021. The bill will infuse billions of dollars into roads and bridges, ports, power lines, and broadband infrastructure. It also allocates funds for improving rail transportation, public transportation, and replacing lead pipes. To talk about how the bill will specifically affect Illinois and what it could do for diversity, we were joined by a reporter and the executive director of a pre-apprenticeship carpentry program in Chicago.
Reporter who covers Illinois State Government for Lee Enterprises (including Decatur Herald and Review, Bloomington-Normal Pantagraph)
Founding executive director of Revolution Workshop, a pre-apprenticeship carpentry program on Chicago's West Side
President Biden’s newly enacted infrastructure package contains nearly $18 billion for Illinois. Where will that money go? Possiblities include new roads, public transit, aging water lines and high-speed internet for poor urban and rural areas.https://t.co/oKZVdFgfdS— WBEZ (@WBEZ) November 22, 2021
Prepared for web by Owen Henderson
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