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…

MassDOT Announces $400,000 Funding Award for CATA

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced an additional $400,000 funding award for the Cape Ann Transit Authority (CATA) as part of a grant program to regional transit authorities to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. Regional award winners have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership,…

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…

State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante Files New Priority Legislation

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) has filed new legislation in the 191st session of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, focusing on financial reforms to benefit working- and middle-class families and continuing investment in local communities. “I have been concerned with the shrinking middle class,” said Ferrante. “There is little doubt that the financial crisis of 2008…

State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante Sworn In for 191st General Court

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) was sworn in to the 191st General Court of Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 2nd, as the member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the Fifth Essex District, which consists of Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport.   Ferrante took the oath of office, administered by Governor Charlie Baker, along with 157 of…

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