This past year, President Biden signed the critical Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, the largest investment in modern history and a step towards protecting good union jobs in the construction and transportation industries. The Infrastructure Act and American Jobs Plan will be instrumental in rebuilding our nation and will further aid our nation’s economic recovery.
Infrastructure investment looks different in every state. Here’s how Connecticut will transform under the historic legislation:
- Nearly 12% of Connecticut residents do not have an internet subscription. Even where infrastructure is available, broadband may be too expensive for some working families. $100 billion will be invested to bring universal, reliable, high-speed, and affordable coverage to every family in America.
- As of 2019, there were 42,455 people in Connecticut working in clean energy. The plan invests in creating more good-paying union jobs by extending and expanding tax credits for clean energy generation, carbon capture and sequestration, and clean energy manufacturing.
- In Connecticut, there is an estimated $689 million gap in what schools need to do maintenance and make improvements and 44% of residents live in a childcare desert. The new plan will modernize our nation’s schools and early learning facilities and build new ones in neighborhoods across the state.