Senator Lesser Votes to Authorize Funds for Window Repair at Longmeadow's Center School
BOSTON — The Massachusetts State Senate voted on Thursday to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements to capital facilities across the Commonwealth, including at Longmeadow’s Center School. “The bond bill is an opportunity to bring attention to local priorities at the State House, and to say, ‘We need the state’s help on this.’ Center School is in need of window renovations, this is a worthy project, and I hope Governor Baker releases the funds to make it happen,” said Senator Eric P. Lesser, who sponsored the amendment to include funding authorization for the repairs at Center School.
The bond bill authorizes spending on a number of infrastructure improvements throughout the state. The bill will now be reconciled with a version passed by the State House of Representatives, and the Governor must ultimately decide whether to release the funds from the appropriate executive offices to finance the projects.