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What is the ideal mix of federal, state, and local government investment in infrastructure?

Infrastructure plays a vital role in economic growth, and over the past year we’ve seen the beginnings of bipartisan support, at least rhetorically, for increased investment in the nation’s infrastructure. But supporters of infrastructure investment often have conflicting ideas about which level of government will provide that investment. This report looks at different factors—including but not limited to economic efficiency—that policymakers consider when seeking to determine what is the most appropriate division among federal, state, and local governments for funding, financing, and overseeing infrastructure investment.
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