Senator Moore has been appointed to a Steering Committee for the Public Private Partnership on Disaster Mitigation and Recovery coordinated by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Senator Moore and his colleagues on the Committee will collaborate with NCSL to piece together information to help educate lawmakers across the country on policies and best practices.
Senator Moore and Representative Hannah E. Kane (R-Shrewsbury) have introduced a bill aimed at tackling the illicit market for marijuana in Massachusetts—recently estimated as nearly 75 percent of all marijuana sales across the Commonwealth—while creating new revenues to reinvest in meaningful social equity, youth consumption prevention, law enforcement training and drugged driving detection.
Senator Moore joined a group of Blackstone Valley legislators are encouraging the Baker Administration to release $4 million in funding to support the expansion of Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School (BVT). The funding was authorized as part of a bond bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor last year.
Senator Moore and Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) filed legislation that would dedicate a bridge in the Town of Grafton as the ‘Veterans Memorial Bridge’ in honor of all who have served the Country.
Senator Moore received the ‘Legislator of the Year’ award for his efforts on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award was presented by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and The Arc of Massachusetts.
In response to concerns about the recent community meeting held at Union Station in Worcester by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Senator Moore filed two amendments to the Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental budget debated by the Senate. The amendments seek to address issues relative to the public hearing process for increasing MBTA fares, and widespread concerns regarding fare evasion throughout the public transit system.
Senator Moore welcomed Sophia Autor of Newton, Massachusetts to the State House as part of the legislative intern program. Sophia is interning with Senator Moore on Beacon Hill two days a week during the spring semester.
Article by Elaine Thompson published by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette highlighting legislation filed by Sen. Moore to expand the scope of practice for optometrists in the Commonwealth to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma.