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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.

    Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    [NATL] Ohio Woman Cleared of Murder Charges for Newborn

    A young Ohio woman broke down in tears when she was cleared of murder charges involving the death of her newborn child. A jury cleared Brooke Skylar Richardson, 20, of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment charges of a baby she had given birth to and buried in the family's backyard.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 13, 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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