Showcasing Cape Ann

Last month, Governor Baker brought his cabinet to Cape Ann, giving our communities the opportunity to showcase local initiatives, highlight areas of concern, and discuss state investments. Senator Bruce Tarr and I started off the day by joining Secretary of Education James Peyser and Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development Rosalin Acosta at Gloucester High School to have…

Investing in a Stronger Cape Ann

Last week, the House of Representatives passed its FY2020 budget, including substantial investments in education, economic development, and local aid, as well as other areas. Here are a few highlights on issues that are especially important to our district because they will have a positive impact on Cape Ann. This year, the House Budget makes a down…

Representative Ferrante Sponsors Environmental Legislation

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) has sponsored a number of bills relating to the environment, clean energy, and climate change filed in the 191st session of the General Court of Massachusetts. “While talking with voters during election season, I heard repeatedly how worried people are in our communities about climate change and the impact it will…

DeLeo, Ferrante Announce $1B Climate Change Resiliency Plan

Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) announced a new House of Representatives initiative to invest $1 billion over the next 10 years to help communities across Massachusetts adopt technologies – including clean energy, energy efficiency, and climate change resiliency measures – that cut greenhouse gas emissions, fortify infrastructure and reduce municipal costs. The…

Representative Ferrante Joins Sen. Markey to Oppose Offshore Drilling

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) joined U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) along with fishing, tourism, and environmental leaders at the New England Aquarium to oppose plans to open up new areas of New England coastline to offshore drilling, including Georges Bank, as proposed by the Trump Administration. “I am glad to join Senator Markey today to…

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