The start of 2017 marks the beginning of the 190th session of the Massachusetts General Court. On January 4th, I was sworn in to my third term in the Massachusetts State Senate, representing the 11 cities and towns that comprise the 2nd Hampden & Hampshire District. I take my oath of office very seriously, and I pledge to work hard for the constituents I have the honor of representing on Beacon Hill.
Over the coming months, the new session will bring a flurry of activity to the State House. I will join my colleagues in the House and Senate in the first step of the legislative process by filing and refiling legislation to be considered over the next two years, and we will begin the process of crafting the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
Locally, I plan to continue attending events across the 2nd Hampden and Hampshire District to meet with residents, local businesses and organizations, and elected officials. Some of my favorite annual traditions take place in the coming weeks. I will also continue hosting my regular office hours throughout the district, so be sure to check back here and in your local newspaper for information on dates and locations.
As always, if I may be of assistance to you, please contact either my Westfield or Boston Offices so my staff and I can assist you as quickly as possible. For scheduling requests, issues with state agencies, or other local matters, contact my Westfield Office by calling (413) 568-1415. For budgetary or legislative inquiries, please contact by Boston Office by calling (617) 722-1415.