Infrastructure deal nonetheless faces a partisan minefield in Congress

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The death of a child who was innocent and who died at the hands of the person in the world who should protect them the most is just devastating,” Becky Stephens, an extended family member of Jessica Williams, who is accused of killing her 3-year-old son Maddox, told CBS 13. The death is roiling Stockton Springs, where 10-year-old Marissa Kennedy was killed by her mother and stepfather in 2018.

What we’re watching today

Congress and the White House reached an infrastructure deal yesterday with a group including Maine’s senators, but there are still key steps before a bill passes. The proposal announced by President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group that includes U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King on Thursday calls for just shy of $1 trillion in spending over five years, including investment in roads and bridges, the electric grid, rail and broadband.

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