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Washington’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure law includes a provision allowing states and localities to do targeted hiring of local people and certain marginalized groups — language that’s critical, its supporters say, be“Congress, when they passed the infrastructure bill, took the really important step of clarifying into law that cities and states, when they’re doing transportation projects, are allowed to hire local people from communities where the projects are happening,” said Miranda Nelson, the national program director for Jobs to Move America, which was among the progressive groups that lobbied for such provisions.