Bill Would Direct Funds Recouped From General Electric to Vocational Schools in Massachusetts - NBC10 Boston

Bill Would Direct Funds Recouped From General Electric to Vocational Schools in Massachusetts

The bill proposed by state Sen. Eric Lesser would direct any funds recouped from GE to schools that train students for middle-class jobs of the future

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    GE Downsizing Boston HQ Plans

    General Electric will reimburse Massachusetts $87 million for an incentive package after announcing it would scale back its operations and sell its Boston headquarters.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019)

    A lawmaker says he wants money from incentives that General Electric plans to return to Massachusetts redirected to help the state's vocational schools.

    GE announced last week it was scaling back plans for its world headquarters in Boston, scrapping plans for a new office tower and reducing its anticipated workforce in the city from 800 to 250.

    The company promised to reimburse Massachusetts $87 million that was spent luring GE away from Connecticut.

    Sen. Eric Lesser, a Democrat from Longmeadow, has filed a bill that would direct any funds recouped from GE to vocational schools that train students for middle-class jobs of the future.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    The legislation would also apply to any other companies that receive incentives to relocate to Massachusetts but then fail to make good on their promises.


    Get the latest from NBC Boston anywhere, anytime:

    App

    Download our FREE app for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and sign up for our e-mail newsletters.