New Bill Could Avoid Rebuilding “The Same Job Twice”

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New Bill Could Avoid Rebuilding “The Same Job Twice”

By Frederica Freyberg | Here & Now

August 16, 2019

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A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, would allow municipalities to make road improvements while spending federal aid to rebuild after a disaster. Bayfield County Highway Commissioner Paul Johanik says this would help counties get ahead of future flooding events. “It doesn’t make sense to do the same job twice,” he says.


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A bipartisan bill co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, would allow municipalities to make road improvements while spending federal aid to rebuild after a disaster. Bayfield County Highway Commissioner Paul Johanik says this would help counties get ahead of future flooding events. “It doesn’t make sense to do the same job twice,” he says.


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