President Donald Trump recently proposed a $1 trillion infrastructure budget during his congressional address. We have learned Governor Doug Ducey is offering some ideas on how to spend it.
According to the Arizona Republic, Ducey has requested nearly $600 million for infrastructure repairs in our state. Ducey is asking for the federal funds to improve roads, water and sewer systems around the state.
In fact, he requested $495 million to spend on highways and roads. He wants to widen Interstate 10 in Southern Arizona to continue trading with Mexico, upgrade State Route 189 in Nogales and make improvements to Interstate 15 in the northwest part of the state.
He is also asking for about $64 million to test school water for lead and fix school air conditioners.
Another chunk of the requested funds would be used to make repairs to at least 2,000 water wells and pipes in the state.
Ducey's proposals were some of hundreds submitted to the white house.
Meanwhile, President Trump told congress funding for his infrastructure budget would come from both private and public capital. However, it still remains unclear exactly where those investments would come from.