Around the 16th Worcester District

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August 10, 2016

Dear Friends, 

As the formal two year legislative session has come to close, I would like to take this opportunity to

Dan worked with MASSDOT to install signage to divert tucks away from turning onto Grafton St. and residential roads to access the CSX facility

Dan worked with MASSDOT to install signage to divert tucks away from turning onto Grafton St. and residential roads to access the CSX facility

share with you several developments and accomplishments both in the Legislature and around the 16th Worcester district.

After a weekend of voting in both the House and Senate, the session ended July 31st on a high note with agreements made on bills ranging from a $740 million economic development plan, increased bonding for transportation projects, to common sense legislation related to the ride hailing industry. We also came to an agreement on a landmark energy bill, supporting expansion of Green energy and to serve the needs of business and residents alike.

Dan worked with MASSDOT to install signage to divert tucks away from turning onto Grafton St. and residential roads to access the CSX facility

This incredible announcement of $20 Million in funding, including $10 Million in State funding, to make the Route 20 Sewer Project a reality was made earlier this summer. I am so proud to have made the commitment and from my first day in office to work to secure this funding! This project will have immense Environmental and Economic Development benefits to our neighborhood and City!

Here in the district, this summer we were able to celebrate a milestone in the development of the Route 20 Project.  On Friday, June 24th, I joined Mayor Petty, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Matthew Beaton, to announce $10 million in State Funding that will go to the City of Worcester to make the Route 20 Sewer Project a reality.   This funding was secured by working with Senator Mike Moore in two bond bills. In addition, the City of Worcester has pledged an additional $10 million towards the project.  With a total of $20 million in both city and state funding, the Route 20 Project will now be a reality, having immense environmental and economic development benefits for the city of Worcester.   I am so proud to have finally secured this funding from efforts that began on my first day in office, and thrilled to see our hard work pay off.

Working with the Family Child Care Providers of SEIU 509, Dan presented a legislative letter in support of family child care providers urging Gov. Baker's administration to reach an agreement that raises standards, improves professional development opportunities and ensures that all early childhood educators receive a living wage of at least $15 an hour

Working with the Family Child Care Providers of SEIU 509, Dan presented a legislative letter in support of family child care providers urging Gov. Baker’s administration to reach an agreement that raises standards, improves professional development opportunities and ensures that all early childhood educators receive a living wage of at least $15 an hour

I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful summer, and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at dan@dandonahue.org. It is always a pleasure to hear from you, and thank you for continuing to allow me to represent you in the Massachusetts State legislature.
Warm regards,
Dan

Dan at the Worcester Fire Department Training Center

Dan at the Worcester Fire Department Training Center