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April 27, 2017

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Infrastructure bill passes first hurdle
The NT$880 billion infrastructure plan spearheaded by the Tsai Ing-wen administration passed first reading at the Legislative Yuan on Monday, amid clashes between opposing party lawmakers.
 
Over 42,000 egg-laying chickens to be culled over dioxin scare
Over 42,000 egg-laying hens at Hung Chang (鴻彰) farm in Changhua County, central Taiwan, will be culled Friday after recent tests confirmed that the farm has been supplying eggs containing excessive levels of dioxin residues, according to the county's Department of Agriculture.
 
Researchers have linked the Formosa Plastics Sixth Naphtha Refinery (六輕石化) in Yunlin County to increased rates of cancer in nearby communities.
 
Companies scapegoat new labor regulations to justify price hikes: economist
As the brouhaha continues over the government's new labor regulations designed to regulate overtime pay and reduce overwork, the motivation of businesses that have raised prices is being called into question.
 
Infrastructure plan budget could fund school lunches for 37 years: Hau
Former Taipei City Mayor and Kuomintang chairmanship candidate Hau Lung-bin has blasted the government's NT$880 billion infrastructure plan, arguing the funds could be better spent on the people.
 
Taking the train? Better double-check your itinerary
The state-run Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) is making large-scale adjustments to its schedule effective today to better link its trains with those of Taiwan High Speed Rail.
 
Headlines from across Taiwan
Good morning, here are the top stories from around Taiwan for Thursday April 27, 2017.
 
Temps to drop to 16 C in the north
A weather system arriving Thursday will bring rain and lower temperatures to the mid-teens to Northern Taiwan.
 
The Council of Agriculture (COA) said Wednesday evening that all eggs involved in a recent dioxin contamination scare had come from the same farm in Changhua County.
 
The Presidential Office Wednesday accused China of halting progress on the eradication of deadly epidemics, following rumors Beijing had sought to prevent Taiwan's participation in this year's World Health Assembly.
 
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