The House of Representatives has approved a comprehensive economic development bill that contains $666 million in state borrowing to enhance economic opportunities throughout Massachusetts.
Two local State Reps were successful in securing part of that money for the Cape.
Representative Tim Whelan of Brewster secured $1 million for the town of Dennis to support costs associated with the dredging of Sesuit Harbor and $200,000 to the Town of Barnstable to be used toward drainage repair and improvments in the Commerce Road and Blish Point section of Barnstable.
Representative Will Crocker of Centerville announced that he was able to secure $225,000 to go towards a study and business plan for the Applied Climate/Coastal Resiliency Center in Barnstable.
Crocker says it is imperative that steps be taken now to make sure the state’s coastlines are protected from the effects of a changing environment.