Bond Bill, Grants-In Aid Package Passed By Del. Senate

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Two days after several lawmakers withheld voting on the Bond Bill and grants-in-aid package, the State Senate approved both packages Thursday.

The Senate voted on grants-in-aid to volunteer fire departments, non-profits, senior centers and other organizations. The package totals about $54.5-million.

The Bond Bill totals $708-million and funds transportation projects and investments into public schools, higher education, clean water, affordable housing and parks.

The measures go to the House of Representatives for consideration.

Senate Bill 242 totals $708 million and includes $363.6 million for transportation projects and $344.4 million for other one-time investments in public schools, higher education, state parks, clean drinking water and affordable housing.