Kentucky business leaders push infrastructure bill

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky business leaders are pressuring the state’s Republican Congressmen to get behind the $1 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure bill.

Chamber of Commerce executives, including Lexington’s Bob Quick and State Senate President Robert Stivers, said today the bill would be a major economic step for Kentucky.

Most of the state’s five Republicans have not voiced support for the bill. But the business community’s message was clear: In order for Kentucky to grow, this bill needs to pass.

“We see where there is good infrastructure, that is where people are coming,” said Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ashli Watts. “And here in Kentucky, this infrastructure bill really is critical to continue our growth and ensuring that we have a competitive climate.”

Stivers has begun discussions with state Transportation Secretary Jim Gray on priorities should the bill clear Congress in the coming months.

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