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.
Senator Moore announced that the Senate passed the so-called “Chapter 90” bond bill to fund local road and bridge repairs, and to continue the legislature’s ongoing commitment to invest in local communities. The bill will provide $200 million in Fiscal Year 2020 for municipal infrastructure improvements across the Commonwealth.
Senator Moore and Representative Paul K. Frost (R-Auburn) recently welcomed dozens of Auburn High School students to the State House. The visit was coordinated in conjunction with the Social Studies Department.
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.