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Mayor Sarno Meets with Springfield State Delegation for Update on State Budget and Pending Legislation

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and Communications Director William Baker met with the Springfield state delegation today as part of the Mayor’s monthly meeting to continue discussions on important budgetary and legislative matters. State Senator Adam Gomez, State Representatives Carlos Gonzalez, Orlando Ramos, Brian Ashe and Bud Williams, and Joel McAuliffe Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Eric Lesser and Cherie Spinks Legislative Aide to Representative Angelo Puppolo attended the meeting.

The discussion included an update on how the House and Senate would approach the Governor’s FY 23 Budget, specifically the states Chapter 90 funding, Unrestricted General Government Aid (UGGA), and updates on the states APRA funding.  Additional items discussed included any updates on pending legislation from the Governor’s Dangerousness bill, the Mayor’s and Representative Puppolo’s Bail Reform legislation, Representative Ramos’s Dirt Bike bill and Representative Puppolo’s Fireworks bill. 

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank our local state delegation for their continued leadership and efforts advocating on behalf of our Springfield.  My administration truly appreciates their efforts at the State House fighting for our fair share of state funding.  It was also a good meeting and discussion on how we can work together and be on the same page to maximize our efforts in allocating both our local ARPA funding and the Commonwealth’s ARPA monies within our community and neighborhoods.  Additionally, I am hopeful that the Governor’s Dangerousness legislation, which I testified in support of before the Judiciary Committee and that has language from my bail reform bill, passes, as well as our home rule legislation that will address illegal dirt bikes and fireworks.”  

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