"The House bill’s $585 million in bonding authorizations include $400 million for the MassWorks Infrastructure Program and $104 million for the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust.The House included other MMA priorities — extensions to pandemic-related authorizations that were set to expire within the next month. The bill would:
- Permit remote and hybrid meeting options for public bodies through March 31, 2025
- Permit remote voting options for representative town meetings through March 31, 2025
- Permit reduced quorums for open town meetings through March 31, 2025
- Extend an expedited process for temporary permits for outdoor dining service and to-go cocktails through April 1, 2024The House bill (H. 58) includes nearly $86 million to address the migrant housing crisis, a slight boost over Healey’s request. The funding would be used to expand shelter infrastructure and the provider workforce. It includes $41 million focused on communities with a large influx of school-aged children due to shelter placement."
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The text of the legislation can be found -> https://malegislature.gov/Bills/193/H58
|MA House acts to extend remote/hybrid options through 2025, awaiting Senate action|