By Joyce Kelley 3/23/09 U.S. Rep. James McGovern assured a room of about 100 local officials that the state’s anticipated $8.7 billion in stimulus funds will be fairly distributed, not sent to Boston.
By State Senator Jamie Eldridge 3/16/09 As the Legislature considers how to reform our state’s transportation system, it’s important to remember the real question that we, elected officials and citizens alike, must answer. How do we ensure the safety of our roads and bridges, build and maintain an accessible, reliable public transportation system, and reduce waste […]
By John Hilliard 3/4/09 State Treasurer Tim Cahill’s proposal to allow slot machines in Massachusetts – and generate what he said would be billions of dollars in state revenue, plus millions more annually – was met with mixed reaction from local lawmakers yesterday.
By Christian Schiavone 2/27/09 Acton, Mass. – State Sen. Jamie Eldridge was assigned to serve as the Senate chairman of the legislative Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, a post he said will allow him to advocate for ways to help communities cut costs. The joint committee reviews legislation proposed to enact laws specific to […]
By James O’Brien, Globe Correspondent February 26, 2009 In Needham, where pay-as-you-throw for household trash has brought results, the recycling superintendent is stepping into the classroom to spread the gospel. In Wellesley, a strong recycling culture and education do the trick, while in Waltham, officials have held focus groups and are offering residents more than […]
By Jamie Eldridge/State Senator 2/11/09 SUDBURY – Our state government has started the yearly process of creating the annual budget, and this year is looking like it will be one of the most difficult in recent memory. With our economy in recession, Massachusetts is facing the same problem as states all across the country: revenue […]
By Sen. Jamie Eldridge/Guest columnist 2/15/09 As our state government wrestles with the serious challenges facing us – declining revenues brought on by a national recession to rising unemployment, sky-rocketing health care costs, a crumbling transportation infrastructure – it’s becoming clear that there is one problem that must be tackled first: the decline in public […]
By Abby Jordan/Daily News staff 2/9/09 HUDSON -State Sen. Jamie Eldridge and state Rep. Kate Hogan met with the Board of Selectmen last night to answer questions on the state budget and to hear about the effects cuts to local aid will have in Hudson.