Massachusetts Legislature Enacts $1.8 Billion Bond Bill To Strengthen the State’s Information Technology & Physical Infrastructure; Invests in Food Security, Education, & Public Safety – Framingham SOURCE

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The following is a press release.

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BOSTON – State Representatives Jack Patrick Lewis, Carmine Gentile, and Maria Duaime Robinson joined Senate President Karen E. Spilka and other colleagues last month in enacting legislation authorizing up to $1.8 billion in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and other capital projects in Massachusetts.

“As we adjust to a world transformed by a global pandemic we stand committed and ready to supporting existing programs and finding new ways to invest in underserved and underrepresented populations,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka. “I am thrilled to see this bill authorizes additional much-needed supports for childcare providers. I am equally proud to see this borrowing bill directs resources to a program aimed at supporting communities of color. I would like to thank all my colleagues, including House Speaker DeLeo and Senator Michael Rodrigues, for their work priorities.”

The legislation has been signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker.

“With COVID-19, the need for investment in our IT infrastructure is more obvious than ever,” said Framingham State Rep. Robinson. “This funding will be used to create new opportunities for our municipalities and school districts to assist in short-term and long-term learning plans.”

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