August 10, 2016
As the formal two year legislative session has come to close, I would like to take this opportunity to
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.