I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you the best of holidays.
This will be the last Power Breakfast of the year. I will be posting a column Sunday on the top local business stories of the year and there will be another business column Tuesday.
Power Breakfast will return on Monday, January 4.
Once again, please have a wonderful holiday!
As for today’s business stories, Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill this morning that could usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the country’s history, Associated Press reports.
After 24 consecutive days of debate — the second-longest such stretch ever — the final vote was 60-39 on the Democrats’ 10-year, nearly $1 trillion bill. It was the Senate’s first Christmas Eve vote since 1895, when the matter at hand was a military affairs bill concerning employment of former Confederate officers, according to the Senate Historical Office.
Of course, complex talks with the House remain to reach final legislation in the new year, AP writes.
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