Wednesday, May 5, 2021

State Representative Jeff Roy: Newsletter - FY22 Budget passes House, among other topics

Representative Jeff Roy writes: 

"Last week, the House put the finishing touches on a bold budget that responsibly responds to the needs of residents and makes investments that set the state on a path toward economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded at $47.716 billion, the House’s FY22 budget continues its strong commitment to cities and towns, and includes significant investments in education, supportive services for vulnerable populations, and workforce and economic development, among other priorities.

The budget also matches our ambitions in the fight against climate change and for the Commonwealth’s clean energy future. I was proud to deliver remarks as Chair of the Joint Committee on Telecommunication and Energy in support of that effort which you can see in the video below.

Among the items in the budget for energy is $10 million for an Offshore Wind Energy Career Training program to help the Commonwealth continue to be a leader in this field. These funds are critical to creating a pipeline of offshore wind workers who will be a part of a cutting-edge industry. And amendment #400, which I filed, clarifies the legislative intent of procuring 5,600 MW of offshore wind, and nothing less and cements our progress towards achieving this by reinforcing a timeline that we cannot afford to delay. "

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