State, Local Leaders Urge Congress to Act on Infrastructure Plan

Governing: As the new Congress looks to reignite a national conversation on investments in infrastructure, two politicians -- a governor and a mayor -- pressed lawmakers Thursday on the importance of raising revenues to fund necessary transportation improvements across the country. Both officials, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, have at points staked their political careers on raising taxes for infrastructure improvements and emerged victorious.

“It’s usually pretty good advice: Don’t run on raising people’s taxes,” Walz told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, “except in the case of infrastructure.”

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