Lawmaker seeks funds to help Electric Boat

Published on Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:47
Written by the Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A state senator says Connecticut should help the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton meet the expected demand for more submarines.

Democratic Sen. Cathy Osten of Sprague has filed proposed legislation that calls for dedicating $100 million over five years to help pay for some of the new infrastructure General Dynamics Electric Boat needs to accommodate its $5.1 billion contract with the U.S. Navy to design the new Columbia-class submarine.

Her bill also proposing spending $50 million over 10 years on workforce development programs.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:47. Updated: Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:50.