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Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

Posted at 3:06 PM, Feb 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-11 17:06:42-05

President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan.

It is a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding.

The administration's plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure.

Trump has repeatedly blamed the "crumbling" state of the nation's roads and highways for preventing the American economy from reaching its full potential.

Many in Washington believe that Trump should have begun his term a year ago with an infrastructure push, one that could have garnered bipartisan support.  Early reaction to the proposal has been divided.