Beacon Hill Rushing Bill Through To Attract Pharmaceutical Company To Worcester Site

| December 27, 2016

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The bill (H 4774), filed just earlier this month, emerged Tuesday morning from the House Ways and Means Committee and was whisked through the House by noon. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler (D-Worcester) said she hoped to shepherd the bill through the Senate on Tuesday.After visiting Chandler’s office before Tuesday’s House and Senate sessions, bill sponsor Rep. James O’Day, a West Boylston Democrat, told the News Service the bill affects a 44-acre, state-owned parcel on the Worcester Recovery Center grounds and would enable the city to effectuate a “logical extension” of the city’s biotech park and attract LakePharma, a San Francisco-based biologics company.

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