If there’s one thing our major political parties can agree on — at least in concept — it’s the need to invest in our nation’s roads, waterways and other infrastructure. But we can’t build without builders.
A $1 trillion federal infrastructure program, as President Donald Trump has proposed, could indeed produce new jobs. It also could exacerbate the gap in skilled workers nationally and in Iowa. If Congress and the White House can agree on a plan, it must include funding for workforce training.