How much is the U.S. investing in apprenticeship programs?

The infrastructure bill that recently passed in the Senate highlights a disturbing and long-neglected shortage in apprenticeship investments.
While the U.S. invests a lot of money in public higher education, investments in employment training are comparatively slim.
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Infrastructure bill could boost EV charging stations, but who's in charge of the stations?

Aug 12, 2021
If the measure is enacted, one question will be: who should install and maintain those stations to encourage more EV adoption?
A new electric vehicle charging station is seen near San Francisco city hall.
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How the infrastructure bill aims to tackle climate change

Aug 11, 2021
Among other ways, it would upgrade the power grid and support electric cars and public transit.
The bipartisan legislation includes funding for electric vehicle charging stations and eco-friendly public transit options.
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Northeast would see lion's share of new rail funding

Aug 11, 2021
The bill includes a fresh $66 billion for passenger and freight rail, the biggest investment the federal government has made in railroads since Amtrak was founded in 1971.
Amtrak, a favorite mode of transportation for President Joe Biden, will see a massive bump in funding thanks to the infrastructure bill.
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As wildfires rage, infrastructure bill aims to mitigate their impact

Aug 10, 2021
As it stands, the bill would fund several agencies' efforts to predict, control and plan for blazes caused by climate change.
A firefighter works to extinguish a fire on Aug. 9 in Greenville, California. The state's Dixie Fire has incinerated nearly 500,000 acres so far.
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With the 2,700-page infrastructure bill comes a lot of lobbying

Aug 5, 2021
Groups large and small are vying for a piece of the pie and seeking lobbyists' help in influencing senators.
While the U.S. Senate is finalizing the infrastructure bill, lobbyists are racing to make their voices heard.
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What kind of jobs could the infrastructure bill lead to?

Aug 2, 2021
If passed into law, it could create hundreds of thousands of jobs — and not just in construction.
Hundreds of thousands of jobs could be created by the infrastructure bill, but filling them all may be easier said than done.
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