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Federal infrastructure bill means SE Ohio jobs, internet

Ohio Sen.  Sherrod Brown touts a proposed federal infrastructure bill at Secrest Auditorium on Thursday June 3, 2021. He said it would create good-paying jobs in Southeast Ohio, particularly in construction.  He's joined by Lionel Construction co-owner Lori Watiker, Shawnee Mayor Bev Trovato, New Concord Mayor Jennifer Lyle, Athens Mayor Steve Patterson, Wellston Mayor Charlie Hudson, Zanesville Mayor Don Mason and Marietta Mayor Josh Schlicher.
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Ohio Sen.  Sherrod Brown touts a proposed federal infrastructure bill at Secrest Auditorium on Thursday June 3, 2021. He said it would create good-paying jobs in Southeast Ohio, particularly in construction.  He's joined by Lionel Construction co-owner Lori Watiker, Shawnee Mayor Bev Trovato, New Concord Mayor Jennifer Lyle, Athens Mayor Steve Patterson, Wellston Mayor Charlie Hudson, Zanesville Mayor Don Mason and Marietta Mayor Josh Schlicher.

ZANESVILLE – What would a massive federal infrastructure investment mean for Southeast Ohioans?

If you ask US Sen. Sherrod Brown, it’d mean new jobs — good-paying ones at that.

Putting more than $1 trillion in federal money into infrastructure projects across the nation would fund critical, long-neglected infrastructure improvements and bring some economic opportunities in the process, according to the Cleveland Democrat, who pitched the American Jobs Plan bill to community members Thursday at Secrest Auditorium.

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But this bill isn’t just about roads, bridges and highways.

It redefines the term “infrastructure,” pitching day care, schools, education, health care and broadband internet as the next generation of public works in America. If passed in its current form, the bill says it would deliver broadband to every area that lacks it.

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