Former LR mayor on infrastructure: “we need the federal government to truly pitch in”


Amid multiple controversies over the Mueller report and Congressional subpoenas, leaders in Washington hope to get some crucial work done in the coming days on a major national infrastructure plan. 

In recent days, the White House and Democrats in Congress agreed to a tentative $2 trillion deal. 

It would focus on roads, bridges, highways and broadband internet expansion, among other things. 

Former Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola now focuses on government relations in getting infrastructure projects up and running. 

He said it’s time for Congress and the administration to step up. 

“Three-fourths of all the water systems in the country are done by state and local government,” Stodola said. “95 percent of the roads and bridges and streets are done by localities in states, and so, you know, the state and local people have been doing their share of this, and we need the federal government to truly pitch in and be a true partner with us.”

So what are Arkansas’s biggest infrastructure needs?

Hear Stodola’s thoughts on that and more on “Capitol View”, Sunday mornings on KNWA. 

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