Senator Moore joined a bipartisan group of more than 70 lawmakers to request that Governor Charlie Baker assist state residents who are at risk of being impacted by federal funding shortfalls for the low-income heating assistance program known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The program serves 160,000 households in the Commonwealth.
Senator Moore and Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) announced that the Upton State Forest will benefit from state grant funding and partner contributions from the Bay State Trail Riders Association (BSTRA) to support trail repairs and improvements. The state funding was awarded through the Partnerships Matching Funds Program coordinated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).
Senator Moore announced that Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation to ensure confidentiality for first responders when participating in peer support services following critical incidents. The bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives with unanimous support in December of last year.
Senator Moore and Representative David H.A. LeBoeuf (D-Worcester) announced that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has awarded the Town of Leicester funding to assist with muti-modal and accessibility improvements. A total of $335,748 was awarded to the community through the Complete Streets Funding Program.