Once again, Senator Mitch McConnell (R Kentucky) wants to block improvements to the Brent Spence Bridge. As I recall, this is the fourth time Senator McConnell has tried to block improvements to the bridge. He was successful the previous three times; I expect him to fail this time.
If you're not familiar with it, the Brent Spence Bridge is an I-71-I-75 bridge that crosses the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. A significant amount of the U.S. GDP travels across this bridge. Kentucky does not want the bridge to charge tolls, but, absent of Federal funding, the bridge will need to charge tolls.
On Monday, April 5, McConnell claims that Kentucky doesn't need the $2.4 billion that it is allocated under the American Rescue Plan Act. I guess he doesn't want Kentucky to spend the money because he opposed it.
Mitch McConnell didn't say, "Just write the checks and then look the other way while we pass voter-suppression bills" but that's his implication. He doesn't want corporations involved in politics, but he really wants the money that comes from corporations. Rachel Maddow explains. Sorry, Mitch, you can't have it both ways!
Last November, Kentucky citizens re-elected McConnell to the Senate despite previous opposition to improvements to the bridge and now Federal aid to the Commonwealth. What do you see in him, Kentucky?
Here is an article with more information.
Updated April 6 to add opposition to Kentucky receiving Federal aid
Updated April 7 to add Rachel Maddow's blog on Mitch