The US Senate is set to work late into the night on the $900 billion economic stimulus package that’s now on the floor. The Democratic majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada says he has enough votes for passage – but despite that claim, a bi-partisan group is working behind the scenes to cut spending and come up with a compromise. They’re trying to reign in some of the bill’s expenses – and refocus it on major infrastructure projects. Both of Alaska’s senators have been involved in the closed-door meetings.
Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC