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

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    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.

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    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 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.


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