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Republican desire for modernization of ports may offer chance for infrastructure bill


"...the Panama Canal is getting a major upgrade, which means soon those companies will be able to send goods directly from any port on the Atlantic capable of handling the super-freighters ... South Carolina and Georgia have been trying, with varying success, to raise the hundreds of millions of dollars needed for dredging and modernizing their ports. But since their governments are already cash poor, their representatives—most of whom happen to be Republican—desperately want Washington to help out ... Obama could use this opening to push for an ambitious infrastructure bill, one that funds all kinds of projects—school repair, mass transit, improvements to the power grid—alongside port construction"...