Senator Moore recently welcomed a group of student leaders from the Grafton Job Corps to the Massachusetts State House. Senator Moore spoke with the students about his role as a state senator, and shared information about the history of the Senate Chamber. The students were accompanied by the Corps’ Recreation Coordinator, Michelle Cook.
Senator Moore announced that the Senate unanimously passed legislation which would prohibit the use of handheld mobile devices while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving accounted for 3,450 deaths in 2016. In the prior year, an estimated 400,000 people suffered from injuries because of distraction-affected crashes.
Senator Moore welcomed Alvira Bonsu of Worcester, Talia Guglietta of Stoneham, and Christopher Quigley of Millbury, to the State House for the 2019 internship program. The students are interning within Senator Moore’s State House Office during the summer months.
Senator Moore recently co-signed a letter to legislative leaders in the Senate and House of Representatives requesting a delayed implementation of the new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law signed by the Governor last year. Approximately 45 legislators signed onto the letter.
Senator Moore and Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) recently honored all servicemen and servicewomen, active and retired, at the fifth annual event celebrating Armed Forces Day on May 18, 2019.
Senator Moore successfully advocated for an amendment to the Senate version of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) state budget to address the ongoing issues involving the water and sewer districts in the Town of Leicester.
Senator Moore announced that the Massachusetts Senate passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) state budget. The spending bill provides $42.8B, a 3.2% increase over FY19, to support state programs and to invest in local priorities.
Senator Moore announced that the Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved $1.5 million in funding for the newly-created Civics Project Trust Fund. The Trust Fund will be utilized for implementation of the 2018 Civics Education Law.