Tuesday headlines: Biden signs $ 1.2 billion infrastructure package to help Americans

The $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure measure enacted on Monday will inject billions of dollars into better roads, ports, power lines, broadband and other major projects across the country, as states prioritize the use of money.

“I really believe that in 50 years historians are going to look back at that moment and say, this is the moment when America started to win the competition of the 21st century,” Biden said at the ceremony, which was in attendance. the outgoing mayor of Columbia. Steve Benjamin. Coming up: Biden’s “Build Back Better” social spending measure is worth more than the bill he signed yesterday. More: The New York Times

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Columbia voters go to the polls. Voters in Colombia go to the polls today to choose a new mayor and a candidate for city council in the second round of elections. Council members Tameika Isaac Devine and Daniel Rickenmann face off in the mayor’s second round to replace Benjamin. Plus: Post and messaging

Mace proposes a measure to decriminalize marijuana. A bill unveiled by U.S. Representative Nancy Mace on Monday would eliminate federal cannabis bans but fail to fully legalize marijuana, instead letting heads of state make the rules themselves. More: Charleston City Paper

One new COVID death reported. South Carolina health officials reported a total of 536 cases of COVID-19 on November 15, including 365 confirmed. A total of 1 new confirmed death has also been reported. With 18,697 reported tests, 3.1% were confirmed positive. More: Charleston City Paper

Bannon is in contempt. Steve Bannon, an adviser to former President Trump, surrendered to authorities yesterday for contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with the House committee investigating the January 6 riot. More: New York Times

Church’s blue line highlights the impacts and risks of flooding. Last week, the Charleston Circular Church installed markers on the side of its Robert Mills-designed parish hall, indicating potential water levels if a catastrophic hurricane swept across the peninsula. More: Charleston City Paper

The Friday funeral is scheduled for Leatherman in Florence. The public funeral will be held Friday at the Francis Marion Performing Arts Center. More: AP News

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