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Rep. Brad Jones
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Monday, February 27, 2012
State Rep. Brad Jones (R-North Reading), has officially thrown his support behind Wakefield's Al Turco for the Republican State Committee.
Dear Editor, I am writing to you today to support the re-election of Albert Turco as our Republican State Committeeman, representing the 5th Middlesex State Senate District. Al continues to be a dedicated and loyal leader in our Party, and he has proven time and again his ability to mobilize and activate the Republican Party at the grassroots level. Throughout the numerous years that I have known Al, he has provided hundreds of hours of manpower, advice, and skill to our legislative races, helping to grow our members in the Massachusetts Legislature. It is through the tireless efforts of individuals like Al, that the Republican Party will continue to grow at the local, state and national level. Al remains an invaluable resource to those …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The republican legislator from North Reading admonishes officials for making it seem like the two plans floated by the MBTA are the only solutions to the authority's budget crisis.
I wish to address the justifiable concerns of many residents of the 20th Middlesex district relative to the possible changes to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) commuter service and fare increases. As you know there is an ongoing series of hearings being held throughout the MBTA service area to discuss options for dealing with the serious budgetary shortfalls at the MBTA. The administration has provided two proposed options to potentially address the problem. The first includes a 43 percent fare hike, while the second includes a mix of a smaller 35 percent fare increases coupled with far-reaching service cuts. First, let me say I am disappointed that the administration would lead the public and MBTA riders to believe …
State Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey has spoken out about potentially crippling MBTA service cuts.
It looks as though Reading commuters who rely on the MBTA to get to work each day should brace for steep fare hikes, but the extensive cuts in T service proposed by the authority now seem less likely, as the deadline to erase a projected budget deficit draws near. Having faced hordes of furious customers in a series of public hearings throughout the region, Secretary of Transportation Richard A. Davey told the Boston Globe in an interview that his agency is desperately seeking revenue from other sources to avoid the drastic cuts that have sparked so much outrage from T riders in recent weeks. “From many customers that I’ve heard from, they would rather pay a little more than see service cut,’’ Davey said to the Globe. During the hearings, …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Rep. Brad Jones recaps what went on at the State House over the past few months.
Welcome to the December/January edition of “What’s Going on at the State House,” a newsletter I write to stay in touch with you and keep you posted on what I’m working on in the Legislature and in the 20th Middlesex District. I apologize for the brief hiatus from my email updates. I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing and joyful holiday season with your loved ones. Now that the holidays have come and gone, the action here on Beacon Hill has picked up again. Governor Patrick recently filed his Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal, officially kicking off the budget cycle at the State House. This year’s budget, similar to years past, will be extremely challenging as Massachusetts continues to feel the effects of a struggling local and national …