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

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer (CAFO) TJ Plante, City Solicitor Judge John Payne, 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 state budgetary and legislative matters. State Senator Adam Gomez, State Representatives Carlos Gonzalez, Orlando Ramos and Jacob Oliveira, and Cherie Spinks and Bruce Adam representing Representative Angelo Puppolo attended the meeting.

The discussion included an update state 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 updates on pending legislation from the Governor’s Dangerousness bill, Representative Ramos’s Dirt Bike bill and the states sports betting legislation.   

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 to crack down on illegal dirt bikes.  We also had a good discussion on the sports betting legislation that was just recently passed by the Senate.  That bill now heads to conference committee where the House and Senate will discuss the differences between their respective bills.”  

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