This Rural Priority Won Big in the Federal Spending Bill

Route Fifty: The spending bill signed by President Trump last week to avert another government shutdown includes an additional $475 million for bridge repairs compared to 2018, the “biggest identifiable win for rural counties,” according to one policy expert.

Bridges are one of the National Association of Counties top priorities for 2019, said Jessica Jennings, associate legislative director for transportation and infrastructure for the organization.

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