LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Maura Healey was in Ludlow Thursday afternoon to announce her first bills and how it will support western Massachusetts.

“This will be an administration that was true to the promises made on the trail, that we were going to be a team, and we truly are a team for the entire state,” said Healey.

Governor Maura Healey and Lt. Governor Kim Driscoll filed their first bills two weeks into their administration in efforts to drive economic development and growth.

“This legislation seeks $987 million and bond authorization to ensure critical housing and economic programs across the state,” said Healey.

In addition to Healey’s ‘Immediate Needs Bond Bill,’ the administration also filed a bill that would allow the Commonwealth to borrow $400 million to fund improvements to community-owned roads and bridges. Another $400 million will also provide funds for housing and economic development programs, such as MassWorks and $9.3 million for broadband infrastructure, particularly in central and western Massachusetts communities.

“These projects support housing production, they spur private development, they create jobs all across the state,” said Healey.

Governor Healey says the bill will also allow additional funding for communities including targeted funds for rural and small towns, to support libraries, tourism and planning. Governor Healey added that a more comprehensive version of this bill will also be eventually filed.