Listen: President Trump, Dan Rivera, Karen Travers Trump discussed on WBZ Afternoon News
"Afternoon, I'm Mike Macklin WBZ news. Here's what's happening. The partial government shutdown enters week three congressional Democrats and President Trump still at loggerheads over funding for a southern border wall. Both sides saying not much progress was made today they'll be back at it again tomorrow. Politico's? Congressional correspondent Sara ferris with the latest. There are very little expectations that anything is going to come of the weekend conversations and part of that is because democratic leaders when they were meeting at the White House yesterday, specifically asked President Trump, are you willing to make a deal can you commit to reopening the government by Tuesday and President Trump flatly said that he would not President Trump declaring is resolved saying he's willing to keep the shutdown going for months or even years, Dan. So being is the president of the national weather service employees organization in Washington. He's now furloughed no income, and it's not clear if he'll be reimbursed. He says he'd advise anyone looking to get a government job. Not to do. It used to be the people took civil service jobs, and and took a little less money and knew that they would never get rich because they would have the stability of employment and a check coming in. That is no longer the case. So being cannot qualify for unemployment or take a loan out against it's. Government 4._0._1._K because the president yesterday said the shutdown could last for months or maybe longer while the vice president meets with congressional staffers today. President Trump was spending the day on Twitter insisting the border wall is absolutely necessary. Here's ABC's. Karen Travers Trump. Injecting politics into the partial government shutdown writing on Twitter Saturday morning quote. I don't care that most of the workers not getting paid or Democrats. I want to stop the shutdown as soon as we are in agreement on strong border security. He was asked Friday for his message to eight hundred thousand federal workers impacted by the shutdown certainly they're not thrilled. But they say, sir. Do the right thing we need border security. The president has not cited any evidence to back up his claim about the political leanings of those federal employees. Karen Travers, ABC news, the White House. Governor Charlie Baker has just signed into law a Bill requiring greater oversight of natural. Gas products projects rather mandating a qualified. Engineer, oversee them that something the National Transportation Safety board has required more safety regulations. Also being considered on beacon hill is we hear from WBZ's. Karyn regal north Andover. Andover and Lawrence thousands of people left without heat and hundreds of businesses to for months. The governor says it's important to make sure people continue to come back to these downtown's joining the governor Lawrence mayor, Dan Rivera and over town manager, Andrew Flanagan and north Andover town manager, Andrew Mailer, three town leaders who have been at each other side since the frightening night of September thirteenth Mailer says the attention is still very much needed. We can marketing calendar when it began, but we."