Land-use board resurfaces in Senate budget, drawing ire of Bedford Residents Association
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Legislation to create a state-level appeals board with the right to override land-use decisions by local zoning and planning boards appeared to be dead for this year, but has resurfaced as an amendment to the state budget.

Supporters of the measure, like Republican Sen. Bob Giuda of Warren, say the legislation is necessary to address a chronic shortage of affordable housing, made worse by zoning and planning boards that refuse to comply with a state law passed in 2015.

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