No big surprises as Council prepares to vote on 2021 budget amendments

The day is finally upon us: after seven weeks of work, tomorrow the Council will begin the process of voting on amendments to the Mayor’s proposed 2021 budget. This morning the City Council’s staff published the near-final list of amendments, and there are few, if any, surprises — though there will be some big speeches and tense moments as Council member Sawant forces her colleagues to take some uncomfortable votes.

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Monday news roundup

The Governor has increased COVID-related restrictions, effective tomorrow, but don’t wait until then — the virus is spreading today.  Also, don’t hoard; the supply chain had several months to adjust to COVID, and it’s fine. Here’s the local news.

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Wednesday news roundup

Thank you to all veterans for your courageous service to our country. While the United States of America hasn’t yet become the “more perfect union” that we all strive for, the sacrifices that you and you families have made grant us the opportunity to keep trying — and for that we should all be grateful. PSA: COVID cases are rising at a dangerous rate. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and limit large social gatherings; you’ll be saving lives. Here’s the news.

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