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Trump building plan to ask states for big bucks

WASHINGTON — The White House will release the principles of President Donald Trump’s long-touted $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal on Monday — a plan that leans on state and private investment as key, driving factors in financing the effort. The administration's proposal is expected to seek $200 billion in new federal funds, according to a senior administration official, who briefed reporters over the weekend on the condition of anonymity. That includes $100 billion on "incentives" to match state, local and private investment spending on infrastructure projects, and $20 billion for expanding federal loan programs that focus on various kinds of infrastructure (rail, water, transportat ...