Lawmakers requesting new government agency headquarters in Springfield

Hampden County

A letter sent to Governor Charlie Baker requests he locates a new government agency headquarters in Springfield.

Senator Eric Lesser and other Springfield legislators are requesting for the new Department of Family and Medical Leave to be located in Springfield instead of Boston.

The letter said both private companies and government agencies are moving out of western Massachusetts and closer to Boston.

Springfield legislators argued that moving government agencies and companies into the area is important for middle-class job growth in western Massachusetts. 

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