The Massachusetts Legislature enacted a $56.2 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24). The FY24 budget sent to Governor Healey provides for historic levels of investment in education, housing, regional transportation, health care, workforce development, and more, as part of a broad strategy to grow our state’s economy and make Massachusetts more affordable, inclusive, and competitive.   Click below to read the full press release: Representative Gordon – FY 24 Budget Press Release
Video of Major Barry Allan Seidman, USAF Bridge Dedication Ceremony held on May 27th, 2023 at Veterans Memorial Park in Bedford, MA.
State Rep. Ken Gordon is accepting applications for college level internships in his office during this summer. Internships at the State House are unpaid. Any college student is welcome to apply. Applicants with a connection to the Rep. Gordon’s district, (Bedford, Burlington, or Lexington) will be given preference. While each internship is unique and largely reflects the interests of the intern, the following provides a broad outline of the program: Summer internships run from mid-June to the first week of August Summer interns have the opportunity to attend daily briefings given by Massachusetts political, non-profit, and business leaders and network with other student interns and staff Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting staff in legislative matters: Policy research Drafting letters of support for bills the Rep. has co-sponsored Bill summaries Attending legislative briefings and hearings Executing a long-term research project: Interns will select a policy area of interest to research. The project summarizes a problem, explores possible policy solutions (including other states’ solutions or international solutions) and proposes a solution for Massachusetts. Meaningful final projects are between 6-10 written pages or an equivalent presentation. Past examples include work on driverless cars, water permitting, transportation within the Rep’s district, health programs in prisons, and the opioid crisis. Interns will meet with Representative Gordon on a weekly basis to discuss their project Internships are expected to run in person, however, this is subject to change pending further guidance. Interested applicants should submit the following to [email protected] by April 28th, 2023 A resume A cover letter detailing interest in an internship at the State House A 2 – 4 page writing sample If you have any questions, please call 617-722-2240 or send an email to [email protected]  
Burlington will receive over $600,000 in local investments as the Massachusetts Legislature recently passed a wide-ranging $3.76 billion relief package to provide targeted energy assistance, support ongoing transportation needs, and invest in the state’s small businesses, caregivers, health care system, affordable housing, and efforts to fight climate change. Read the full article on BCAT.
The Middlesex County Restoration Center, a proposed crisis-diversion facility, is closer to being realized, said members of the commission who have been working since 2018 to develop the innovative mental and behavioral health intervention project. Read the full article in The Sun.