The Wall Street Journal is reporting a significant legislative win for Democrats in the U.S. Senate, made possible by the support of the two Republican Senators from Maine. Speaker Pelosi will call the House members back from the break to vote next week. The President is expected to sign the bill, which will provide $26 billion to states to reduce layoffs of teachers, especially, and assist with Medicaid payments in the new fiscal year. This type of funding is intended to flow downstream to cities like Lowell. Read the article here, and consider subscribing to the WSJ if you appreciate the reporting.