“Kansas City mayor Sly James isn’t waiting for Donald Trump.

While Trump has promised a plan to pump some $1 trillion into America’s infrastructure, he provided no details in his first speech to Congress this week — and officials in Missouri’s most populous city, like those around the nation, are acting on their own.

On April 4, Kansas Cityvoters will decide whether to authorize $800 million in borrowing over 20 years to fund repairs to potholed streets, sewers and an animal shelter in such poor condition it may be condemned, among other projects. If approved, the city will join a growing trend of states and local governments selling debt for public works.”

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