Apr 16, 2018

04/16/2018: Using public-private partnerships to pay for infrastructure

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(U.S. Edition) Can states force online retailers to collect sales taxes? That question is at the heart of a case headed to the Supreme Court tomorrow. We'll talk about the players involved and how much states and local governments are…

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A public-private partnership shapes the fate of two communities differently

Apr 16, 2018
President Donald Trump has talked about improving the nation’s infrastructure, using public-private partnerships to help pay for things like roads and bridges. Central Florida is an example of how this plan might work.
The original project to build Interstate 4 in Orlando began in 1958; its latest makeover is expected to finish in 2021.
Courtesy of Florida Department of Transportation

(U.S. Edition) Can states force online retailers to collect sales taxes? That question is at the heart of a case headed to the Supreme Court tomorrow. We’ll talk about the players involved and how much states and local governments are losing in tax dollars. Afterwards, we’ll find out why the new GOP tax bill is confusing small business owners. Plus, with public-private partnerships a key part of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan, we’ll look at a $2.3 billion project in Central Florida that both state and private companies are working on.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC