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President-elect Barack Obama has proposed a massive infrastructure investment plan to jump-start the economy and put millions of people to work.The plan is being called the largest public works construction program since the Eisenhower administration started building the interstate highway system. Obama has talked with state governors, including Jodi Rell, and they've promised to have "shovel-ready" projects lined up to start right away.
Proponents say this could mean a huge economic lift - while giving us a chance to rebuild our crumbling transportation and energy infrastructure.
But, critics warn that the plan - meant to happen fast, like bank and auto industry bailouts - lacks the larger social vision to create long-term change.
Today, Where We Live, a look at what the new administration's infrastructure plan might mean for Connecticut.
Join the conversation! What ideas do you have? How could our state capitalize on federal infrastructure funding? Add your suggestions, questions and comments below.
Listen below to Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez and his ideas on how the money should be spent.
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