HOW SHOULD THE STATE SPEND THE REMAINING $2.3 BILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDS ?

By Bob Katzen

Some of the $4 billion of the federal funds allocated to Massachusetts from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) have been spoken for.

But the discussion between Governor Charlie Baker and the Legislature over how to spend the remaining $2.3 billion in ARPA funds is very much alive. How are key lawmakers making spending decisions as a recently passed $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill directs even more federal aid to Massachusetts?

Join MASSterList and the State House News Service for a virtual State House News Forum discussion with Rep. Dan Hunt, chair of the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight, MassBudget President Marie-Frances Rivera, Doug Howgate of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation and Lizzi Weyant of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council. The virtual event is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25. Registration is free. For more information, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2616421411702/WN_XmRTiNK7T7KO2s412O30-Q

One thought on “HOW SHOULD THE STATE SPEND THE REMAINING $2.3 BILLIONS IN FEDERAL FUNDS ?”

  1. Pay the missing rents to all rental property owners so they are made whole.

    Spend the rest on creating affordable housing in all 351 communities. This will create a few thousand new units statewide

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