Edwards praises Trump proposal on infrastructure

Edwards praises Trump proposal on infrastructure
(Source: KPLC)

Louisiana - (AP) The governors of Louisiana and Mississippi are praising President Donald Trump's proposal to put more federal money into infrastructure, but they say rural states would be hard-pressed to pay a bigger share of the tab for projects paid by a combination of federal and state money.

Governor John Bel Edwards and Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant say requiring a larger share from state and local governments would be difficult for rural communities.

They praised Trump's proposal to shorten the environmental permit process for highway and bridge construction.

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