2019 Legislative Session — Week 18 Update

The 18th week of the legislative session saw a lot of activity. A flurry of bills advanced through both the House and Senate, giving them a shot at becoming law this year. As the hours ticked down on Friday, it was decided that lawmakers will return to the State House...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 17 Update

We just concluded the 17th week of the 2019 legislative session and are nearing adjournment. 18 weeks is the preferred time frame for us to wrap things up. Based on where negotiations stood Friday between the Governor, House and Senate, we may need an additional day...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 16 Update

We just concluded the 16th week of the 2019 legislative session. The House and Senate are expected to adjourn sometime in the next week or two. We have been debating the final set of bills that will advance this year. 728 bills have been introduced by legislators...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 15 Update

The 15th week of the legislative session concluded Friday. The Senate is closing in on finalizing its version of the FY2020 state budget. The budget first passed the House in March. After it moves through both chambers, the final negotiation will be worked out by...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 14 Update

The 14th week of the 2019 legislative session was solemn, as many lawmakers made the trek to Springfield to celebrate the life of Rep. Bob Forguites, who recently passed away. Bob was a friend and tremendous public servant. He lived a full life and chose to spend his...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 13 Update

Thanks to everyone who cast a vote in last week’s local election. In addition to approving the FY2020 Essex Westford School District budget, Village voters elected a new school board member and Village Trustee. Kudos to candidates who stepped forward to run for these...