Biden administration gives New Jersey D+ on state infrastructure

The Biden administration has given the state of New Jersey a D+ rating when it comes to infrastructure. The grade is part of an effort to push a more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan through Congress.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2021, 12:43 AM

Updated 1,132 days ago

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The Biden administration has given the state of New Jersey a D+ rating when it comes to infrastructure. The grade is part of an effort to push a more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan through Congress.
Drinking water is one of the key parts of the plan. New Jersey will need $8.6 billion in additional funding over the next 20 years. President Joe Biden wants to kick in $111 billion to make sure all communities have clean and safe drinking water.
The jobs plan also tackles affordable housing. There are 580,000 renters in New Jersey struggling each month and spend more than 30% of their income on rent. The plan invests over $200 billion to expand affordable housing.
Veterans health will also be a priority. New Jersey is home to more than 300,000 veterans, with 58% over the age of 65. There would be $18 billion set aside to improve VA health care facilities around the state.
The American Jobs Plan is made up of 12 steps, including home energy, manufacturing and public transportation.


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