In Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell pushes back on Biden’s infrastructure plan

McConnell said it’s always been tough to get money for the bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

“When Boehner was Speaker (of the House) and I was leader (of Senate Republicans) everybody said, OK, why can’t we get this done? You’ve got the Speaker on one side and the Republican leader on the other,” McConnell said. “It’s because you can’t earmark, at the federal level that amount of money. It does require some kind of state participation.”

But state funding has been tricky.

Tolling helped pay for bridges in Louisville, but state lawmakers banned tolling between Kentucky and Ohio in 2016.