Small Business Resolution

Small Business Resolution

 

In the interest of “keeping it local”, the House passed a resolution recognizing the vital contributions that small businesses make to our communities, and declaring the weekend after Thanksgiving to be Small Business Weekend.

Please shop locally and help the businesses that create 2 out of 3 jobs.  Here is the resolution that I signed on to…

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Letter to DoD Regarding Worcester Armory Break-in

Letter to DoD Regarding Worcester Armory Break-in

 

In response to the Worcester Armory break-in, the central MA delegation has written to the Secretary of Defense, voicing our strong concerns over the breech, and asking what specific safeguards the Department of Defense will put in place.

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Kid’s Wheelchair Available

Kid’s Wheelchair Available

Update:  As of 11/27/15 the chair is no longer available.  Thank you Rumsey for your generosity.

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A friend of mine, Rumsey Smithson from Uxbridge, picked up a broken wheelchair and restored it to working condition.  It’s not perfect, but very usable.  He asked me to offer it to a local kid (Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville, Uxbridge) for free.  We’ll deliver it.

It’s the size that will accommodate a kid up to maybe a small teen.

Reach out to me if you have a need for it.  He’s let a …

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GOP Caucus Urges Action on Opioid Bill

GOP Caucus Urges Action on Opioid Bill

Yesterday I joined with my GOP colleagues to implore the Senate and House leadership to move Governor Baker’s opioid bill forward before the holiday recess.  We have two more days of formal sessions prior to the break…  November 17th and 18th.  The Governor’s bill will have its committee hearing on the 16th.  Let’s move this bill forward!

On average, 4 people per day die from opioid overdoses.  It gets even worse over the holiday season.  We can’t wait til we resume session in January to get …

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Uxbridge Receives MassWorks Infrastructure Grant

Uxbridge Receives MassWorks Infrastructure Grant

Left to Right: Rep. Kevin Kuros, Sen. Ryan Fattman, Lt Gov. Karyn Polito, Town Manager David Genereux, BOS Chair Jennifer Modica and DPW Director Benn Sherman

On November 6, 2015, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito was in Uxbridge to present the town with a $250,000 grant check from the MassWorks program.  The money will be used to upgrade sewer line capacity along Route 16 to help unlock economic development in the area, supporting the expansion of the senior housing development, a 100 acre office and retail site, …

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Poll Results – Common Core

Poll Results – Common Core

Here are the results of the poll I’ve had up on my website regarding the Common Core standards and PARCC testing.

While unscientific, results like these along with the many conversations I’ve had with constituents, are among the reasons I have joined the ballot initiative for the 2016 ballot to End Common Core in MA, as one of the first ten signers.

If you’d like to get involved in our effort, check out the website at http://www.endcommoncorema.com.

Speaking at the press conference on July 8, 2015:

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“End Common Core” Ballot Initiative is Underway

The students of the Commonwealth, under our long standing education standards and MCAS exam, have lead the country in academic achievement and are ranked high globally.  The Commonwealth is moving to the Federal Common Core standards and PARCC exam.  Many feel that relinquishing local control over education standards, and ceding that control to a Federal bureaucracy is a disservice to our children.

A group of concerned parents, educators and elected officials have set out to educate the public on Common Core through a series of forums. …

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Gov Baker on the MBTA – “If nothing changes, nothing will change with the MBTA”

Gov Baker on the MBTA – “If nothing changes, nothing will change with the MBTA”

 

Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito have filed a bill to address the woes of the MBTA.  Several provisions, including the ability to privatize certain aspects of the MBTA, were approved in the House.  The Senate will be soon be taking up the bill, and have pushed back on the proposed Fiscal & Management Control Board (FMCB).

Click here to read the Governor & Lt. Governor’s letter to the Legislature.

Charlie Baker was elected Governor to fix things.  A control board will help him do so. In …

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Communication from National Grid – 1-26-15

Communication from National Grid – 1-26-15

 

National Grid Prepares – And Urges Customers to Prepare for Potentially Historic Blizzard in New England
Customer Safety a Priority as Gale Force Winds, Heavy Snow and Coastal Flooding are Predicted
 
With the National Weather Service forecasting a long-duration storm of potentially “historic” magnitude to hit New England from Monday afternoon through early Wednesday, National Grid’s preparations to meet the challenges of possible widespread power interruptions are well underway.
 
The storm, named “Juno,” could drop as much as 30 inches of snow and bring wind gusts of …

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Should Illegal Immigrants Receive State Benefits?

Should Illegal Immigrants Receive State Benefits?

As I’ve visited several thousand doors during the course of the campaign, one of the topics that has come up far more often than I expected it to is the subject of illegal immigration.  While it is an emotional issue for some, an issue of fairness for others, and an issue of frustration for legal immigrants who followed the proper legal path to immigration, it also has a financial impact that cannot be overlooked.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (www.fairus.org), which is celebrating its 35th …

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