The state Senate voted unanimously Thursday to approve a $56 million settlement with families of victims in the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.
Also Thursday, the House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at helping military spouses get professional licenses and military children access schools here. These are accommodations that could help bring the Air Force’s newest F-35 fighter jets to Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield.
The settlement bill was previously passed by the House and it’s now on its way to Gov. Charlie Baker, said state Sen. John C. Velis, D-Westfield.