Bipartisan solution will be needed to institute the changes needed to improve America for workers, businesses.
New American Society of Civil Engineering report says infrastructure investment shortfall is $1.4 trillion over the next decade.
Technology can be a magnificent thing. Nearly every home in America contains at least one device that has taken away chores that once occupied the time of family members. In a world of finite resources, however, technology can do something even more valuable -- make power usage more efficient.
America finds itself now in the midst of the dog-days of August, a time when the heat and humidity tends to hit home a little harder as the summer season winds down. But it is also a time when many states and localities realize a lack of water is having profound effects on the way government operates and residents live their lives.
There have been a lot of words written in the last few years about income inequality. That is a good thing -- it is a problem that is gripping many American families as they struggle to make ends meet despite holding down jobs.
Congress has a work completion problem. The latest example came yesterday when the House approved a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund, which makes dollars available for transportation projects and maintenance. And the Senate is likely to follow suit by the end of the week.
Our nation's infrastructure is rickety, outdated and desperately needs upgrades. America's roads are in dire need of repair, costing the economy over $100 billion annually in lost fuel and time. The country's railroads are laughably obsolete and plans to upgrade them are pigeon-holed in a bureaucratic nightmare.