June 30, 2022
You can do – and undo — a lot with a trillion dollars.
The Murphy administration must consider both sides of that equation as decision-makers develop a plan to spend New Jersey’s share of the $1.2 trillion federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding.
Suggestions for allocating this once-in-a-generation pot of federal funds abound, but spending decisions must be guided by transparency, climate pollution reductions and equity. Neighborhoods overburdened by pollution and underserved by clean energy tend to be communities of color.