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Bill Clinton Lights Up Building Trades Conference, Touts Investment and Apprenticeship

Bill Clinton Lights Up Building Trades Conference, Touts Investment and Apprenticeship
Addressing a crowd already energized from powerful speeches by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, surprise speaker Bill Clinton made clear his position on job-creation and economic growth at the Building and Construction Trades Department National Conference on Monday: “Investment, not financial transactions.”
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Public Construction Spending as Percentage of GDP at Lowest Point in 20 Years

Public Construction Spending as Percentage of GDP at Lowest Point in 20 Years
Over the weekend, a national conversation about our nation’s decaying infrastructure finally became audible in the wake of a bridge collapse in Washington state. At the heart of the matter is America’s need to increase infrastructure spending by any means available: congressional loans; an infrastructure bank; and/or incentivizing private-public investments, to name a few.
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