BOSTON – Representative Richard M. Haggerty (D-Woburn) secured $65,000 in state funding allocations for the City of Woburn as part of the Fiscal Year 2022 House budget.
Haggerty filed several amendments on the City’s behalf which were included in the House budget, which was engrossed in the early morning hours of April 29. Final approval of the budget earmarks is still pending, as both the Senate and Governor Charlie Baker must agree to the spending earmarks before the money can be released to the town.
The funding earmarks for Woburn include:
- $50,000 to the Woburn Police Department for emergency equipment modernization;
- $15,000 to the Friends of Woburn Veterans, Inc. for monument repair.
“The proposed House budget recognizes some of our City’s top priorities by providing critical funding to support our community’s public safety needs and continue its long tradition of honoring those who have served our nation,” said Haggerty. “I’m proud to advocate for these important local initiatives on behalf of the residents of Woburn and I am committed to doing everything I can to ensure this funding is retained in the final budget.”
The FY22 budget now moves to the Senate, which is expected to debate its own spending proposal the week of May 24.