1. Massachusetts House tacks $125 million in earmarks onto economic development bond bill

    Massachusetts House tacks $125 million in earmarks onto economic development bond bill

    State representatives on Tuesday night added $125 million in earmarked spending to a $666 million economic development bill before sending it along to the Senate.  The economic development bill, H.4714, is passed each year as a way to fund major projects around the state. It includes earmarks for specific projects, funding for economic development grants and money for job training.

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