The quest to connect Phoenix and Las Vegas by highway has always had one giant question attached to it: Will federal dollars help make it a reality?

That question just got murkier.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday indicated that he wants to see states and localities pay for major infrastructure projects, according to a report by The Washington Post. It marks a deviation from Trump’s campaign pledge to leverage public-private partnerships to set those upgrades in motion.

The president’s comments came the same day that members of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce met with the Interstate 11 Caucus in Washington, D.C., and mingled with political power players who could prove pivotal in transportation-related funding. Rep. Dina Titus (NV-D) and Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-R) co-chair the caucus.

To read the entire article by Jackie Valley from the Nevada Independent, click here.