Massachusetts tech bill to improve school, public safety access

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The state Legislature is inching toward passing a $999 million information technology bill that local lawmakers have made their mark on.

The bond bill includes $38 million pushed by state Rep. Paul Heroux to increase Internet access for public schools and $68.2 million backed by Sen. James Timilty for public safety communications.

Heroux, D-Attleboro, a member of the bond committee, said he got the $38 million included in the bill when he heard about schools, including those in Attleboro, lacking sufficient access for routine tasks.

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