Rep. Gordon Supports Bill that Includes $175K to Support Remote Learning in Burlington

Burlington’s representative in the State House of Representatives says he voted in support of a bill that would provide extra funding for information technology in the state, including in educational institutions for the purposes of remote learning.

Representative Ken Gordon’s office said in a release that he joined his colleagues in the House on Wednesday to pass legislation authorizing up to $1.7 billion in spending for the improvement of information technology equipment and related projects in Massachusetts. The bill authorizes significant investment in numerous areas including schools, libraries, and public safety. The plan includes $650 million to meet information technology needs across the state and $40 million in matching grants for public schools to improve technology access as they address disruptions from the COVID-19 emergency.

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Rep. Gordon and House Vote Remotely to Pass Legislation Assuring State Programs and Services of Continued Funding

During the first formal remote voting session in Massachusetts history, Representative Ken Gordon (D – Bedford) and his colleagues in the House of Representatives passed legislation to authorize necessary state borrowing during the Covid-19 public health emergency.

“It was fascinating to take part in this historic remote voting session in the House as we passed this bill to provide the state with necessary access to funds that will support residents and businesses in the Commonwealth throughout the Covid-19 emergency,” said Representative Gordon.

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