Armed with the experience of serving for twenty-two years as a former law enforcement officer, Senator Moore announced his re-appointment as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. Senate President Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) has also selected Moore for the top post on the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets.
More than a dozen members of the Central Massachusetts Caucus recently submitted a bipartisan letter to the Fiscal and Management Control Board citing concerns about a fare proposal by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) that would increase fares by an average of 6.3 percent starting on July 1, 2019.
Senator Moore was recently appointed to serve on a seven-member, bipartisan working group to examine the challenges facing the Commonwealth in light of the federal government shutdown, as well as to develop creative ways to help those Massachusetts families impacted.
Senator Moore joined Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, Massachusetts National Guard Major General Gary Keefe and legislative colleagues for the ceremonial signing of legislation to update existing laws relative to the National Guard.
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.