HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are setting aside up to $50 million to help Newtown build a new school to replace the one where a shooting massacre took place last year.
The money was tucked into a bonding bill passed Wednesday, the final day of the legislative session. It’s among municipal grants for infrastructure projects and programs including planning, property acquisition, site preparation and construction.
A Newtown task force last month voted to tear down Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 children and six educators were killed. It voted to construct a new building on the site.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday the state left it up to the town’s residents to decide what to do with the school. He says these are the people “who have been most adversely impacted.”
Efforts are being made to secure federal money.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
While the House plans to vote on a short term extension to carry over till a permanent bill can be reached next session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that's not an option.
Bimbo Bakeries announced that it will close its bakery located at 2530 Southeast Drive in Wichita. The company employees 118 people.
Secretary Sebelius orders investigation into botched rollout.
The thefts occurred between 7000 North 143rd Street East and 3000 North 143rd Street East late Saturday and early Sunday.
The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments next week in the appeals of two brothers sentenced to death for murders committed in December 2000.
Massachusetts woman dies after being dragged for nearly half a mile by a bus.
KU coach, Bill Self, spoofs "Anchorman" in video