Gov. Wolf Urges Congress to Prioritize Critical Infrastructure Needs to Move PA Forward
Harrisburg, PA (STL.News) As a new legislative session begins in the U.S. Congress, Governor Tom Wolf today urged the Pennsylvania Congressional Delegation to prioritize critical infrastructure needs for the commonwealth as a part of any potential new stimulus package and infrastructure package.
In a letter to the delegation, the governor emphasized that an investment in our infrastructure is critical to address current needs and help move Pennsylvania forward.
Throughout his administration Governor Wolf has emphasized the need to invest in our infrastructure, from high speed internet access and blighted properties to our aging transportation and storm water infrastructures and greenspaces.
“Record job losses continue to impact Pennsylvania even as we are taking steps to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Gov. Wolf said. “It is vital to the future success of our commonwealth that additional funding be allocated through a comprehensive and robust infrastructure package, as well as stimulus funding, to address the immediate and long-term needs of those left behind by the changing dynamics of our industries, as well as provide additional job opportunities across many sectors.”
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the need for high speed internet to bridge the digital divide.