Governors want reforms to infrastructure funding
February 25, 2009

The National Governors Association has issued a report called, "An Infrastructure Vision for the 21st Century". In the report, which relies heavily upon the infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers, which has for years been warning of the need for considerable new investment in the nation's infrastructure. The governors' report particularly highlights the need for sustainable funding for infrastructure. While most of the states welcome the infrastructure funding in the new Federal stimulus bill, the fact that a single large outlay can be made and still only be a first step reveals just how difficult the funding situation is. Special financing programs, like an available lease-to-own option for Gorman-Rupp lift stations, may help some communities where infrastructure-improvement needs outstrip the existing capacity to pay.

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