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Dracut Receiving Public Safety Funding From State Budget Veto Overrides

Feb 06, 2018 07:22AM ● By Theresa Gilman

State Senator Barbara L'Italien

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of State Senator Barbara L’Italien.)

BOSTON, MA: The Massachusetts legislature reversed much of the $320 million in spending cuts made by Governor Charlie Baker to the FY18 state budget, including $170,000 secured for Dracut.

Though Governor Baker vetoed these funds from the state budget, including $100,000 secured by State Senator Barbara L’Italien for a communications tower replacement for Marsh Hill, the legislature was able to override the vetoes and the funding is being released to Dracut.

“These investments, which are a drop in the bucket of the multi-billion dollar budget, will make a huge difference for Dracut’s public safety, schools, and community” said State Senator Barbara L’Italien, who represents Dracut, Andover, Lawrence, and Tewksbury. “I am glad the legislature understands the value of returning taxpayer money in the form of local aid, even if the Governor does not.”

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