What President Joe Biden called a “once-in-a-generation investment in America” has created conversation among leaders representing Door and Kewaunee counties. The American Jobs Plan puts nearly $2 trillion towards infrastructure by investing in highways, bridges, mass transit, water pipes and the electric grid. Wisconsin’s Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin spoke highly of the plan before leaving Washington D.C. for the holiday break last week. She said it could help in the recovery of Americans in the wake of the pandemic.
One of Wisconsin’s Republican U.S. representatives Mike Gallagher panned the plan, pointing out increases in the corporate and C-corporations tax rates as part of the problem. In a statement from Gallagher, he says the American Jobs Plan would “hurt middle-class workers and devastate the American economy.