Burlington Reps In State House Support Transportation Bill That Brings Over $1 Million To Town

On Thursday, July 15, 2021, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) and Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature in passing a bill that will invest $350 million in municipal transportation and selected statewide transportation infrastructure projects. The bill, An Act financing improvements to municipal roads and bridges, authorizes $200 million for municipal roads and bridges through the Chapter 90 program and $150 million to support statewide projects to address congestion, support electric vehicle infrastructure, prioritize bus infrastructure, and improve public transit.

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Sen. Mike Barrett and Rep. Ken Gordon: Massachusetts State Legislature unanimously passed a $48.07Bn Budget for Fiscal Year 2022

On Friday, July 9, 2021, Representative Ken Gordon (D – Bedford), Senator Mike Barrett (D – Lexington), and their colleagues in the Massachusetts State Legislature unanimously passed a $48.07 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This budget maintains fiscal responsibility and does not cut services. It makes targeted investments to address emerging needs, safeguard the health and wellness of vulnerable populations, and ensure that residents will benefit equitably as the state recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local Reps Vote To Overturn Governor’s Veto Of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Labor Agreement

Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington), Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), and their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature voted to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto of language requiring a project labor agreement from the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home bill financing the construction of the new Home.

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