Kentucky P3 law recognized during National Infrastructure Week

Kentucky is getting some well-deserved attention during National Infrastructure Week, which started Monday, May 15.

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) selected former state Rep. Leslie Combs, one of the sponsors of Kentucky’s P3 legislation, to its inaugural list of the Top P3 Transportation Infrastructure Pioneers.

Combs was one of the leading advocates for Kentucky’s P3 legislation, along with Sen. Max Wise (click here to see this week’s Q&A feature with Senator Wise). Both legislators worked closely with the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce to help pass the legislation in 2016, according to a report by the Chamber’s Bottom Line report.

The report also said the Chamber will release “A Citizens’ Guide to Infrastructure” this week. The guide calls for aggressive use of the state’s new P3 law to leverage private-sector investments to expand and maintain needed infrastructure.

Kentucky already has used P3 models successfully for dormitories at state universities and for the private financing and operation of a recently opened state office building.

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