I was outraged to hear that the Baker administration decided to forgive $839,000 in fines leveled against Keolis, the outsourced operator of the commuter rail system, behind closed doors and without any notice to the public. As co-chairs of the MBTA Legislative Caucus, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Dorchester), Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington), and I sent a letter […]
Dear Senator Eldridge, Thank you for your inquiry regarding your constituents reporting to you that they are seeing fewer Keolis staff and crowded trains on the Fitchburg and Framingham/Worcester lines. Regarding staffing, ridership increases along with the new schedules have put additional demands on the available staff. Keolis has another batch of Assistant Conductors who […]
After Governor Baker proposed an amendment in the FY17 budget that would limit rather than expand treatment coverage, Senator Eldridge and Senator Gobi wrote to Senate President Rosenberg urging that the Senate take up H.4491, An Act relative to long-term antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme disease. Read their Lyme Disease treatment letter here.
Over the past two days, I’m sure that everyone in America has been mourning the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and following the #BlackLivesMatter protests across the country. While working at the State House late on Thursday night, I watched the devastating news coverage of Sterling and Castile’s grieving loved ones and […]
There is a range of important issues that I will be fighting to secure in the final version of the budget for fiscal year 2017. Please read my letter to Senate Ways & Means and its respective members listing out these priorities and why I believe they are critical to include to invest in a […]
With the Legislature passing the halfway point of the 2016 legislative session (ending before the July 25th kickoff of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia), it’s important to take a moment and highlight key policy areas where the State Senate has taken the lead, reinforcing key themes set out by Senate President Stan Rosenberg and […]
Yesterday I attended the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Hearing in Lunenberg to testify against Kinder Morgan’s survey request to DPU. Kinder Morgan is requesting access onto land where property-owners have already denied them permission. Not only is the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal opposed by a growing number of residents in Massachusetts, including many of […]
Representative Gentile and Representative Hogan and I have submitted a letter to the Department of Utilities and the Energy Facilities Sitting Board in opposition to the Eversource Transmission Line proposal. The four communities they represent in the Massachusetts Legislature would be impacted by the proposed route of the Sudbury to Hudson Reliability Project by Eversource, […]