Friday, April 19, 2013
Protecting public safety is a top priority, and it is critical that the people that protect all of us have the resources they need to do the job. The situation we face demands that we work together and take all necessary actions on this front.
That is why on Thursday, April 18th, the legislature passed a bill filed by Governor Patrick that would create a reserve fund of $5 million dedicated to the state’s costs associated with the Boston Marathon bombing. The bill also dedicates $1.5 million to the Massachusetts National Guard’s current budget for immediate needs.
The response by public safety personnel to the harm and continuing threat caused by these terrorists has been and continues to be tremendous, and we all owe them an incalculable debt of gratitude.
Posted below is the text of the bill.