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    1. House approves $500M transpo-tax bill

      House approves $500M transpo-tax bill

      In a 105 to 47 vote Wednesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a final transportation funding bill Wednesday that raises $500 million dollars in new taxes.  By 2017, that number will jump to $800 million dollars. “There’s a great need for transportation infrastructure improvements so what we did today was we dedicated a funding stream to be able to make those improvements and invest in Massachusetts so that we can help the economy grow,” said Rep. Michael Finn (D-West Springfield).

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    2. MA vocational schools receiving grants

      MA vocational schools receiving grants

      Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray announced more than $1 million in grants for vocational school Wednesday; this could impact a local school near you. 25 vocational school districts across Massachusetts are getting more than $1 million in grants to better equip their students with the challenges of the modern workforce. Franklin County Technical School District and Springfield Public Schools are some of the western Massachusetts schools that will receive money.

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    3. MA getting $300K to educate nurses

      MA getting $300K to educate nurses

      Massachusetts is getting a grant to help nurses advance their training. The $300,000 national grant is designed to support nursing education. The Patrick administration says that the funding will pave pathways for nurses to earn a bachelors degree or obtain further education. Specifically, the money will support ongoing collaboration between the Department of Higher Education and the Organization of Nurse Leaders

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    4. Officials praise economic-jobs bill

      Officials praise economic-jobs bill

      The bill was authored by Chicopee representative Joe Wagner and passed the House of Representatives in May.  It proposes to invest $50 million in infrastructure improvement and another $10 million in workforce development. For every dollar of state investment toward innovation projects, the bill requires $3 dollars of federal or private investment.

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