The GOP is fighting itself to shut down the government because of vaccine mandates

The GOP is fighting itself to shut down the government because of vaccine mandates

GOP leaders on Capitol Hill are fighting to reach an agreement with a bloc of 15 Senate Republicans who threaten a government shutdown to force a fight over the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates. Why it’s important: Push to fund mandates – by holding the short-term government funding bill hostage – is largely symbolic and very … Read more

Australia needs social housing fund to fight crises affecting low-income families, says Grattan Institute

Australia needs social housing fund to fight crises affecting low-income families, says Grattan Institute

Australia’s housing crisis for low-income families has become acute, but it could be partially resolved with a unique solution, says a think tank. Key points: Australia’s stock of social housing has barely grown in 20 years A future $ 20 billion fund could support the construction of 3,000 to 6,000 homes a year With the … Read more

Eye on the Capitol: Congress Votes for 19-25. november | Local news

Eye on the Capitol: Congress Votes for 19-25.  november |  Local news

Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted during the previous week. HOUSE VOTES • NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: The House has passed the Build Back Better Act (HR 5376), sponsored by Rep. John A. Yarmuth, D-Ky. The bill’s comprehensive provisions include funding for renewable energy and climate change-related programs, taxpayers’ funding for childcare and … Read more

Port of Vancouver falls into ‘distress’ as BC floods railroads and freeways

Port of Vancouver falls into ‘distress’ as BC floods railroads and freeways

Ship-to-Shore cranes unload ship containers from an anchored container ship at Global Container Terminals Deltaport on November 19 in Delta, BC.Alia Youssef / The Globe and Mail Extreme weather in British Columbia has exacerbated a bottleneck of cargo ships, holding back consumer goods arriving from Asia and delaying the export of bulk goods from the … Read more

Provinces are taking issue with Ottawa’s proposed transfer of mental health

Provinces are taking issue with Ottawa’s proposed transfer of mental health

Minister of Mental Health and Addiction and Associate Health Minister Carolyn Bennett at a press conference in Ottawa on 26 October.Justin Tang / The Canadian Press Although provincial governments are calling for more funding to strengthen their health systems in the wake of COVID-19, some are pushing back against a liberal election promise to offer … Read more

Indiana Business Groups Oppose Legislation Restricting COVID-19 Vaccine Policies | Health care

Indiana Business Groups Oppose Legislation Restricting COVID-19 Vaccine Policies |  Health care

Still others erroneously insisted that the COVID-19 pandemic is not real despite having killed more than 17,000 Hoosiers in the last 20 months, erroneously claimed that the pandemic was a government conspiracy, and presented other fantastic allegations regarding COVID-19, ranging from Nazi medical experiments to altered DNA. Even if enacted, the Indiana Vaccine Mandate’s opt-out … Read more

Ontario and Ottawa’s governments are holding talks on child care on Wednesday

Ontario and Ottawa’s governments are holding talks on child care on Wednesday

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. Ontario’s education minister says the province is meeting with the federal government on Wednesday for child care negotiations. Nine provinces and territories have already signed agreements with Ottawa on the $ 30 billion five-year childcare plan to reduce fees to an average of $ 10 a day and halve them by next year. … Read more

The mayor of Vancouver welcomes critics with campaign-style speeches

The mayor of Vancouver welcomes critics with campaign-style speeches

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says people who dislike him as mayor want to create a “Vancouver fortress” and “pull the drawbridge up” to shut newcomers out. But in a campaign-style speech to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday, the mayor said he is proud of how he has brought in a billion dollars … Read more

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