Tonight the House has approved a major economic development bill (H.4879) which includes the legalization of sports wagering, new restaurant relief funds, housing production and grants for cultural organizations and small businesses. There’s a lot to it and I will share a lengthier summary later, but here is a quick overview. I’m also very pleased that it includes some amendments I filed to help promote our aquaculture and cranberry industries and also assist the Talking Information Center network for visually impaired residents. Thank you to Chairwoman Ann-Margaret Ferrante and her staff for all their hard work on this issue.
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