In the news today: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he would resign rather than fight a likely impeachment vote by state lawmakers. The Senate finally, at long last, passed its $1 trillion version of a “bipartisan” infrastructure bill; it now faces rocky prospects in the House, where Democrats intend to pass a far more ambitious climate and modernization-centered version. Still aggressively blocking pandemic safety mandates within his state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is now begging for help from health care workers outside the state to keep Texas hospital systems from collapse during the resulting surge of cases. It’s anybody’s guess how that one will work out.
Here’s some of what you may have missed: