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11pm Brent Spence Bridge Infrastructure Improvements 04.14.2021

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11pm Brent Spence Bridge Infrastructure Improvements 04.14.2021
11pm Brent Spence Bridge Infrastructure Improvements 04.14.2021

THE HEAD OF THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FEARS PARTISAN BATTLES COULD PREVENT THE REPAIRS.

Joe biden's new $2-point-3- trillion dollar infrastructure plan is right here in kentucky...the brent spence bridge...but the head of the northern kentucky chamber of commerce fears partisan battles could prevent the repairs.

You might remember the bridge for a month long closure after a fiery wreck this winter.

But chamber president brent cooper says the debate surrounding needed repairs goes decades back.

Cooper says he wants biden's infrastructure bills to give the bridge the facelift it needs...but he sees items in the package standing in the way of bi-partisan agreement - likes replacing all lead pipe carrying drinking water...and taxing corporations to help pay for it.

"we're hoping that something finally gets done here and our ask is that it gets done in a bipartisan way because, frankly, is a common goal - both democrat and republican.

We feel like there is common ground here."

Cooper adds agreement down the aisle will cause more lasting change....something he says the country desperately

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