The following is a media release from the Massachusetts Senate President’s office submitted to SOURCE media.

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BOSTON – The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday, July 2, passed a $1.7 billion General Government Bond Bill focused on capital improvements to improve government infrastructure, empower communities disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system, support early education and care providers with safe reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, and expand equitable access to remote learning opportunities for vulnerable populations across the Commonwealth.

“As we adjust to a world transformed by a global pandemic and address systemic racial inequities across our system, the Senate stands committed to supporting existing programs and finding new ways to invest in underserved and underrepresented populations,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland). “Among other things,

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