BOSTON – Representative Paul K. Frost (R – Auburn) is pleased to announce he was successful in adding additional funding for Auburn during the House version of the Fiscal Year 2015 State Budget. Frost was able to include $80,000 for the Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex for the construction of a handicap accessible playground. Frost added $5,000 to help Auburn Youth and Family Services with their summer programs this year, after they unexpectedly had a traditional funding source fall through for them. Frost also added an additional $5,000 to the State Budget to help with the training and administrative cost of the We the People Program in schools.

Frost commented “Though attempts I supported and voted for with my Republican colleagues to add more local aid for all our communities were defeated and blocked, I was very pleased to have added funding for important local projects and programs as a way of helping out. The $80,000 can help build a Handicap Accessible Playground at the Pappas Complex combined with the existing community fundraising and the private donor matching pledge of the Pappas’. Also after hearing Auburn Youth Family Services needed help with their summer programs, which does help at risk youth in our community, I made it a priority in our House State Budget debate to assist them this year.”

The House version of the state budget was successfully passed very late on Wednesday night of April 30, 2014 and now heads to the State Senate.

Both the House and Senate versions will need to work out their differences before a final budget is passed and sent to the Governor.