MARIA'S TOLL IN PUERTO RICO HITS HOME FOR HOUSE BUDGET CHIEF [+VIDEO]
By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
BOSTON, SEPT. 25, 2017....Five days after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico, House Ways and Means Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez has yet to hear from his family members there, and Gov. Charlie Baker has been unable to connect with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.
"The apocalypse hit Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico's screaming for help and people are worried that their calls won't be heard," Sánchez told reporters after a meeting between the governor and legislative leaders on Monday. He said, "Unfortunately this isn't garnering the attention that it should deserve right now."
Washed out roads and a collapsed communications and electrical infrastructure have left both Baker and Sánchez somewhat in the dark about the situation on the ground on the island that weathered two successive hurricanes this month.
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