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The Rural-Urban Divide and Infrastructure

The American Council on Germany and the Aspen Institute Germany hosted the fourth event in our virtual event series State-to-State: German-American State Legislator Dialogue bringing together state legislators to discuss how subnational actors have to step up to address common transatlantic challenges. On June 23, Ellen Demuth (CDU), Member of the State Parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate; Philipp da Cunha (SPD), Member of State Parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania; Senator Teresa Ruiz (D), New Jersey State Senat; and Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R), Colorado State Senate, discussed the rural-urban divide in terms of infrastructure in their states and efforts being undertaken to expand traditional infrastructure (buildings, water systems and transportation), broadband internet, and health care.