Massachusetts Legislature Passes FY23 Budget

The Massachusetts Legislature unanimously passed a $52.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). This budget upholds fiscal responsibility and makes targeted investments to strengthen the state’s economic foundation, protect the most vulnerable residents and support the everyday needs of communities and families in the Commonwealth. Taking into consideration historic tax revenue performance in Fiscal…

House of Representatives Passes $4.2 Billion Economic Development Bill

The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed an economic development bill, which utilizes American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) surplus funds, and bonds to make significant investments across several vital sectors of the economy, and to give back to low and middle-income residents in Massachusetts by providing one-time rebates and significant…

State contracts Rockport-based CCB to open recovery center in Gloucester

The state has signed off on CCB Foundation’s upcoming peer-to-peer recovery support center in Gloucester. The Rockport-based addiction recovery organization on Thursday announced it received a contract from Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services to open The CORE Peer Recovery & Resource Center at the office complex at 11-15 Parker St.…

Nina J. Goodick Recognized as 2022 Commonwealth Heroine

Nina J. Goodick of Gloucester has been honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2022 class of Commonwealth Heroines. State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) recommended Goodick for this recognition because of her volunteer work and dedication to the Cape Ann community. “From her work helping preserve and display Cape…

House of Representatives Passes $10.9 Billion Transportation and Infrastructure Bill

Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to unanimously pass a transportation and infrastructure bill authorizing $10.9 billion for projects, including $400 million for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to address ongoing safety concerns identified by the Federal Transit Administration’s Safety Management Inspection, $250 million for the East-West…

Commonwealth Announces COVID-19 Boosters Available for Children Ages 5-11

Following updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced today that all Massachusetts residents ages 5-11 are eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 booster. The booster should be administered at least five months after completion of a primary COVID-19 vaccine series to provide continued protection against COVID-19.…

Budgeting for Success

Last week, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a balanced budget for the 2023 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2022. As the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means, I had the privilege of working closely with Chair Aaron Michlewitz and the House Ways and Means Committee and staff in developing…

Massachusetts House of Representatives Passes FY23 Budget

The Massachusetts House of Representatives yesterday passed its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) budget. This budget responsibly responds to the needs of residents and makes targeted investments to support families in the Commonwealth. Funded at $49.73 billion, the House’s FY23 budget continues its strong commitment to cities and towns, and includes significant investments in health care,…