P.R. seeks $94B fed­eral re­lief aid

New York Daily News - - NEWS -

WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s gov­er­nor is ask­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­ment for $94.4 bil­lion as the is­land strug­gles to re­cover from the dam­age in­flicted by Hur­ri­cane Maria.

Ri­cardo Ros­sello also urged Congress to adopt a tax over­haul plan that ad­dresses the ter­ri­tory’s spe­cific needs and pre­vents an ex­o­dus of the com­pa­nies that cur­rently gen­er­ate 42% of the is­land’s Gross Do­mes­tic Prod­uct.

The gov­er­nor said Mon­day that he will for­mally make his re­quest to the White House and Congress, along with a re­port pro­vid­ing a de­tailed as­sess­ment of dam­ages.

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