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Sneak Preview: USDA Seeks Rural Infrastructure Investors

(This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Agriculture recently requested inquiries from potential investors for its rural infrastructure projects. USDA’s $150 billion loan portfolio includes $5.3 billion for community facilities…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Oct. 31

As we move on from Halloween to Thanksgiving and turkeys replace pumpkins, here’s your weekly roundup of news and happenings from the week.

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Trains and Transportation Infrastructure: High-Profile and Highly Contentious

High-speed rail and transportation investments seemed to be on the fast track earlier this year with high-profile promises from the Obama administration, but in recent weeks, heated debates and increased scrutiny over federal spending have threatened to derail the issue.

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High-Speed Rail: Express to the Future or the Third Rail?

Despite a looming showdown over spending and budgets, the Obama administration demonstrated just how committed it is to a national high-speed rail network today. Vice President Joe Biden announced a six-year, $53 billion plan to help reach the goal President…

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