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Kind supports Washington focus on infrastructure

Brad Williams

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The White House is making infrastructure a major focus, with a $2 trillion bill to be debated by Congress. 

The Democratic House member from La Crosse says helping the rural economy is going to be a big step in keeping up with other countries. 

Representative Ron Kind says building up the U.S. is an important way to “beat China.”

“I’m not just talking about our roads and highways and bridges,” said Kind. “I’m talking about broadband, talking about quality water systems that are lagging…these things have been neglected for too long.”

Kind says that being a senior member of Congress gives him a way to help “getting things done” for improving western Wisconsin, and that includes relief for PFAS pollution on French Island.

Congressman Kind lives on the island, and he says the water in his well does not have a hazardous level of PFAS, but he believes there is much that different levels of government can do to help families affected by the pollution.

“There’s nothing more frightening in anyone’s life than drinking bad, potentially carcinogenic water,” Kind said,” and so we’ve gotta fix that as quickly as possible.”   

Kind says he has been meeting with the state DNR to work on the water problem, and has spoken with both outgoing La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat and Mayor-elect Mitch Reynolds about PFAS.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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    Vince

    April 12, 2021 at 8:33 am

    Of course he does. He needs to be voted out, just like the current administration.

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