$45 million for new Springfield police station included in Senate bond bill

The Senate passed a bond bill Thursday that includes $45 million for a new Springfield police station. The House already included the money in its version of the bill, which makes it more likely that the earmark will be included in the final version and ultimately become law. Springfield police officials say the current headquarters on Pearl Street is old and outdated and does not meet the needs of current policing. The city will contribute another $45 million to the project. “This money and the new headquarters will mark a turning point for public safety in Springfield and be a key component of the city’s redevelopment efforts,” said Sen. Jim Welch, D-West Springfield.

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