Further details on the following topics can be found toward the end of this issue:

  • BUDGET – Read my detailed report to learn more about education spending, aid to local governments, METCO, transportation, and items specific to the 15th Middlesex.
  • NEW LINE ITEMS – I initiated and was able to secure two new transportation related budget line items for the district in the budget.
  • COMMUNITY PRESERVATION ACT (CPA) – After years of effort to update CPA funding, the final Fiscal Year 2020 Budget contains language to update the Registry of Deeds fees, which will help fund the CPA at close to a 30% match.
  • GREENWORKS The House passed a groundbreaking environmental bill, called “GreenWorks,” which will provide over a billion dollars in grants to cities and towns to address climate related infrastructure needs. This bill is now pending in the Senate.