Thursday, September 17, 2020

"we need the federal government to step up to the plate and help us out"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"On a day when many students re-entered classrooms for the first time in six months, Senate President Karen Spilka said she’s closely monitoring the return to school, as well as efforts to control COVID-19 in local hot spots as legislators contemplate what the next three months will bring.

Spilka and House Speaker Robert DeLeo successfully pushed to extend formal legislative sessions past July until the end of the year, but immediately went on an extended recess and the agenda remains unclear. Leaders have said they wanted to preserve their ability to respond to any pandemic needs.

The Senate president took part in a “Women in Leadership” event hosted by the One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, but after several weeks out of the spotlight gave away very little about what the fall might look and sound like on Beacon Hill. She instead focused on her biography and what the Legislature had accomplished since March, and asked for the chamber’s input.

“With a global pandemic, it’s more important than ever to be bold and creative with our policy ideas,” she said."

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