With recent events, my district is very aware of infrastructure costs and benefits as it relates to roads, bridges, and tolls. First off, let me state, I always have and continue to believe that a “freeway” should be FREE. But, we must also pay attention to the other important facets of infrastructure: power lines, sewer systems, water supply, and, importantly for equitable opportunity across the district, broadband access. The population growth of our district is outpacing our infrastructure updates. We must invest in the backbones of our community now in order to allow our economic expansion to continue in a meaningful way.