Senator Karen Spilka, Rep Jim Vallee provide an update on the Senate and House efforts to provide local aid.
Spilka - working on new legislation for the local hotel and motel taxes to be kept under a new regional group rather than going into Boston. This will help to advertise the local cultural assets and businesses that make this area special.
Vallee - Absent the economy rebounding quickly, we are not getting out of this quickly. We will need to continue to look at structural changes. A town the size of Franklin with a school system the size of Lowell, is a big challenge. I have fought very hard for full day kindergarten, it is so critical to provide education at the earliest level for kids.
You can view the video on demand from the Town website here
Note: I am continuing to catch up the Town Council meeting of 5/5/10 video the video on demand link provided above.