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$600 Million Economic Development Bill Advances In Massachusetts Legislature


   One of the major pieces of legislation still pending final approval in the waning days of the legislative session on Beacon Hill is an economic development bill.

    Republican Gov. Charlie Baker announced the legislation during a speech in March at a luncheon sponsored by the  Springfield Regional  Chamber of Commerce.

    The Democratic-controlled House and Senate have passed their own versions, which need to be reconciled by a conference committee into a final bill and voted on in both chambers before the July 31st midnight deadline.

     WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with state Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash about the legislation.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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