From the Expert:
States Take the Lead on Infrastructure Projects
By Sujit M. CanagaRetna, CSG senior fiscal analyst
CSG's Southern office, the Southern Legislative Conference
As the doleful drumbeat of dismal national economic news emerges daily, states face fiscal challenges of unprecedented proportions. While there continues to be renewed expectation that the federal government in a Barack Obama administration will initiate a massive infrastructure program to revamp, restore and rejuvenate the nation's crumbling and aging infrastructure-a 21st century New Deal of sorts-state policymakers have not been idle awaiting the inauguration of the new president.
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