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President Donald Trump wants to privatize air traffic control.  He says the current system run by the Federal Aviation Administration is out of date and the private sector can get things squared away faster and cheaper.  But a leading economist says, “Perhaps not 

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Shortly after President Donald Trump’s election, Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said infrastructure repair could be one area where he and the president could work together. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that hope is fading.

President Trump came to Brown’s home state this week to highlight his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. Two-hundred million dollars for roads, bridges, inland waterways and other projects would come from the federal government. The other 80 percent would come from state and local governments and private industry.

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With a coal barge, draped with a large American flag, as a backdrop, President Donald Trump laid out more of his plan to revitalize America's infrastructure in Cincinnati this afternoon.

On the banks of the Ohio River, Trump said the nation's roads, waterways, airports and rail systems are in disrepair.

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A Republican state lawmaker says companies have left Ohio because of a lack of access to air travel. He says Ohio can bring back jobs and more flights by building two new regional hub airports, one in the southwest and one in the northeast.

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Ohio's Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says he is not joining those who are calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

In a conference call with reporters today, he said “not many” of his colleagues are calling for impeachment. However, he did say there is concern on Capitol Hill about possible Russian ties with the president’s family, businesses and campaign.

Sen. Brown says he just wants to get to the bottom of the situation.