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By Jenny Goldsberry
President Biden announced on the White House lawn Thursday that he reached a deal with the bipartisan group of senators on the infrastructure bill. Their framework proposes about $953 billion towards various projects.
“To answer the direct question, we have a deal,” Biden said. “We have made serious compromises on both ends.”
Together they decided $559 billion to be invested in roads, broadband internet, electric utilities and other traditional infrastructure projects. The rest of the nearly $394 billion is going towards other nontraditional infrastructure. Much of the bill goes toward combating climate change and also “environmental remediation.” As a result, Biden has been able to define “infrastructure” in a more broad sense.
Meanwhile, only 21 senators have endorsed the proposed bill so far. Eleven are Republican and ten are Democrats. The bill will have to get 60 votes to pass legislation in the Senate.
You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.
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Massachusetts Democrat Mayor wants to end ‘right-to-shelter’ law amidst migrant crisis
More Democrat leaders from non-border states are wising up to the immigration crisis our nation faces. Woburn mayor Scott Galvin, of the progressive state of Massachusetts, is hoping that lawmakers will overturn a 40-year-old law because the reality of being “bleeding heart liberals” is resulting in the demise of his town.
The 40-year-old “right-to-shelter” law has got to go, says mayor Galvin, because of the immense strain the thousands of migrant families are putting on the area’s residents. By Friday, there were about 150 families living in the city’s hotels, an “unsustainable” arrangement for his 40,000 constituents.
Galvin told the New York Times the right-to-shelter law, which only exists in Massachusetts, was “passed at a different time, and was not meant to cover what we’re seeing now.”
National Review reports:
Under the 1983 right-to-shelter law, Massachusetts officials are legally required to offer housing to any homeless families seeking shelter in the state. The law now covers a rising influx of migrant families, although individuals are not covered under its provisions.
“We’re going above and beyond, while some communities around us are not being impacted, and we don’t have endless capacity in our schools,” said Galvin. “The benefits that are bestowed on migrants make the state a very attractive destination, and without some changes, this challenge is not going to abate.”
Massachusetts Democrat Governor Maura Healey already declared a state of emergency on August 8th, requesting help from the federal government. On August 31, Healey activated up to 250 Massachusetts National Guard members to assist the more than 6,000 migrant families already in the state’s shelter system.
Approximately 6,300 families are living in emergency shelters and hotels across the state, up roughly 50 percent from the year prior. The cost for such accommodations for all the migrants is approximately $45 million per month, National Review reports.
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