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.FUNDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STATE GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Last week, the VT House approved the state’s two-year Capital Bill, H.438, which funds long-term major maintenance and construction to state-owned and -leased buildings and infrastructure totaling $127 million. Such investments provide an economic shot in the arm to the state economy and improve the services Vermonters receive as both recover from the impacts of the pandemic. Here’s a snapshot of some of the projects in the works:
– $45.5 million: state office buildings, courthouses & facilities
– $22 million: clean water issues
– $13.5 million: mental health and correctional facilities
– $10.8 million: Vermont State Park System
– $7 million: UVM & Vermont State Colleges
– $4.4 million: clean drinking water supply
– $4.2 million: Building Communities Grant Program
Please notice the significant investment in public Higher Education.