Sen. Claire McCaskill

Sen. McCaskill Introduces Bill to Limit Government Red Tape on Building Projects

“American employers can’t afford unnecessary and duplicative delays while multiple federal agencies check boxes. We need a streamlined and navigable process…”


Il Capitol

Illinois Senate Overrides Gov. Quinn’s Veto on Energy Bill

The concern on the governor’s part was what he called “unprecedented interference” in the Illinois Commerce Commission’s rate-making authority.


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Missouri Infrastructure Needs Could Hit Your Wallet Hard

One proposal would increase the state sales tax by 1 cent for a decade.


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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.


The corn and soybean belt in the middle of the nation is experiencing one of the worst droughts in more than five decades. (Getty/Scott Olson)

Illinois Farmers Warn Of Transportation Costs

“We are beneficiaries of the investments that have been made decades ago,” says Soy Transportation Coalition executive director Mike Steenhoek.



Unions, Highway Officials Call For Long-Term Infrastructure Package

Say long-term plan is worth the investment


Road construction

Local AGC Head Backs Infrastructure Funding

Says funding would put people to work right away



Infrastructure Funding Providing “Thousands of Jobs” in Metro East

Senator says it will pump $100 million into local economy


Congressman Lacy Clay

Congressman Clay: “Why I Voted Yes on the Debt Ceiling.”

Clay says infrastructure is the next step in rebuilding the U.S. economy.



Some Ill. Bridges “Structurally Deficient”

Report: One out of every 12 bridges in Illinois is likely to be deteriorating to some degree.


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