Mass. state treasurer eyes new revenues for school construction

January 24, 2019 | State House News Service via The Salem News

After taking the oath of office in the newly renovated Senate Chamber on Wednesday for another four years, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg previewed a second term in which she plans to maintain and expand programs she said have been successful and seek new revenue sources and funding flexibility for school construction projects in Massachusetts.

“I said that I wanted the treasurer’s office to help all Massachusetts residents achieve economic stability, security, and opportunity. I asked you all to join me on this journey and together we have achieved amazing results,” Goldberg said after she was sworn in by her parents, Carol and Avram.

The treasurer called for lawmakers to increase “our funding flexibility” and to find additional revenue streams for the Massachusetts School Building Authority, especially “as our schools become older and older, and the cost of construction continues to increase.”

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