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MA Gov Details Planned Investments in Economic Development, Education

December 05, 2013

In the latest of a series of announcements outlining MA Gov. Deval Patrick's spending strategy for the coming year, the governor has released his administration's FY14 Capital Investment plan, including details on economic development and education funding. As released, the plan would fund the Governor's Life Sciences capital program at $62.6 million, $13.4 million for the MA Broadband Institute program, $10 million to expand high-speed broadband in unserved areas, and $56.2 million for the state's public infrastructure funding program. STEM education programs also would receive enhanced funding, as outlined in the governor's recently released STEM strategic plan (see the November 12 issue). Another $4 million would support early education and afterschool programs through the new Early Education and Out of School Time Capital Fund. Read the announcement...

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