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    May 20, 2021 | 8:00 AM

    What the American Jobs Plan Means for Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania has a reputation.

    Of course, the Keystone state is well-known for many great things. As one of the first US colonies, it has a long and rich history, including as the place where both the Declaration of Independence and US Constitution were signed. Philadelphia serves up the best cheesesteaks on the planet, and you’d have to travel all the way to Poland to find better pierogis than Pittsburgh-ers enjoy on the regular.

    (Recently, PA accents have also become a cultural talking point – though we regret to inform Saturday Night Live that “jagoff” is a Pittsburgh term, not a Philly one!)

    But the reputation we’re talking about today isn’t so awesome. Pennsylvania has become known to residents and visitors alike as the natural habitat of the pothole.

    The state earned a dreadful C- grade on its most recent Infrastructure Report Card from American Society of Civil Engineers. From its roads and bridges to its waterways and aging wastewater management systems, the state’s infrastructure is in dire need of widespread repair.

    Enter the American Jobs Plan, a far-reaching plan to reimagine and rebuild the US economy with more than $2 trillion in strategic investments over eight years.

    The American Jobs Plan proposes a lot of big investments. In highways and bridges. In public transit and electric vehicle support. In efficient housing and weatherization. And so much more.

    That could mean big things for the great state of PA.

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