House Session Summary - Thursday, May 19
5/19/22 6:05 PM
The House unanimously approved a roughly $5 billion borrowing bill (H 4790) that would fund improvements to government infrastructure while also ordering a five-year pause on any prison or jail construction in Massachusetts. The correctional facility construction moratorium, which the House Ways and Means Committee added into Gov. Charlie Baker's version of the so-called general government bond bill, could stall the Baker administration's consideration of a new women's prison in Norfolk.
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