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SPENDING PLANS AT RISK DUE TO SLOW-MOVING HOUSING BOND BILL

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 13, 2018....Stressing the urgent need to fund popular affordable housing programs, a Baker administration official said lawmakers should send the governor a bond bill in the next several weeks.

"We're going to soon be running out of authorization," said Undersecretary of Housing and Community Development Chrystal Kornegay on Tuesday.

The Baker administration hopes to begin making awards for projects this spring and lawmakers need to replenish funding in the accounts that finance them, Kornegay said at a Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets hearing convened by Chairman John Keenan, a Quincy Democrat.


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