The legislature is back for the 2017-2018 session. Each respective office has filed their bills for the year and the State House is busy as legislators look for co-sponsorship on their proposed legislation.
In this month's newsletter you can find information regarding the recreation marijuana six-month delay, a brief overview of Governor Baker's proposed FY18 budget and updates pertaining to local grants.
I am once again hosting Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit Seminars across the district. The full schedule can be found below.
As always, do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. It's an honor to serve you.
Goals for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session
January 4th marked the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session where my colleagues and I were sworn in to the Massachusetts State Senate. This is my fourth consecutive term in which I have had the privilege of serving the people of the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District.
During this legislative session, I will continue to focus on the priorities of my district such as local aid, education funding, public safety, and economic development, while striving to maintain a cost effective and transparent government.
The first thing my colleagues and I will be working to fix is the new recreational marijuana law. It is important that we carry out this process properly and address the serious public health and safety issues that were not sufficiently covered in the ballot language.
One of the new issues that I plan to spearhead this term will be legislation to stop the act of patent trolling, which has had an extremely detrimental effect on many businesses in my district and across the Commonwealth.
Because the voice of my constituents is so important to doing my job, I encourage you to reach out to my office and attend district office hours so that I can better understand the areas of our state government that need attention. As always, it is a pleasure to serve you.