"GOV. CHARLIE BAKER on Thursday vetoed a five-year moratorium on new prison construction, citing concerns that it would constrain the state from moving forward with several planned prison improvement projects. The moratorium was included in a $5.1 billion bond bill for projects related to government operations, which Baker signed.“These improvements require facility modifications that will require not only funding, but the allowance of discretion in how existing facilities are used – or not used,” Baker wrote in his signing letter."
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The full list of legislation acted upon by Gov Baker on Thursday
(copied from the Governor's page -> https://www.mass.gov/service-details/on-the-governors-desk)
Legislation Acted Upon by the Governor - August 4, 2022:
|MCI-Shirley, a medium and minimum security state prison. (Photo by Department of Correction)|