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Biden infrastructure plan could boost apprenticeship programs

Apprenticeship programs at community colleges are poised for a big investment under President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. The plan includes $12 billion dollars for community colleges. At a recent congressional hearing, members from both parties expressed support for targeting some of those funds at apprenticeship programs within community colleges. Shalee Hodgson, associate dean for technology, applied […]

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Biden to unveil $2 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure, move to clean energy

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday will unveil a nearly $2 trillion infrastructure package to rebuild highways and bridges, along with funding programs for housing, broadband, and schools and increasing U.S. manufacturing jobs over the next eight years, an administration official told reporters on Tuesday night. Alongside the expansive infrastructure plan, the president will […]

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Audio: Missouri House approves $29.2 billion state operating budget

The Missouri House has voted to approve a 29-point-two BILLION dollar state operating budget, which includes a 100-million dollar transportation infrastructure plan.     House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith says it’s the first time in recent history that general revenue would be used for transportation. The Carthage Republican tells House colleagues he opposes placing […]