Massachusetts State Taxpayer Funded School Construction Grants
Like many other states, Massachusetts has struggled with out-of-control spending on school construction, often putting money into many unnecessary projects at the expense of more deserving ones. State Treasurer Tim Cahill, a long-time entrepreneur who took office in 2003, traced the wasteful spending to poor administrative organization, a lack of oversight, and an antiquated system of reimbursements whose legacy had become exorbitant debt and a backlog of projects. Applying his business acumen and experience, Cahill in 2004 created the Massachusetts School Building Authority, an entity that would bring the rigors of the private sector to eliminate wasteful spending while raising the quality of education offered by the state.
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