Beacon Hill Roll Call Volume 42 -Report No. 51 December 18-22, 2017 .

By Bob Katzen

THE HOUSE AND SENATE: The Republicans in the Senate gained a seat when newly-elected GOP Sen. Dean Tran (R-Leominster) was sworn in last week. The Democrats now have a 33-7 edge. The Republicans’ control of seven seats is the highest in 18 years. Tran won the seat that opened up when former Democratic Sen. Jennifer Flanagan resigned to take a position on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission.

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An Update From Mark Niedergang Ward 5 Alderman: Linkage $$ for housing & jobs, $100M federal $$ for GLX, Union Square development, Cedar St roadway work

Higher linkage fees will generate more $$ for affordable housing & job training

In this issue:

• Board of Aldermen votes unanimously for higher linkage fees for affordable housing and job training

• Board of Aldermen approves a District Improvement Financing (DIF) program for Union Square infrastructure and $63 million for sewer and streetscape work on Somerville Ave. Continue reading An Update From Mark Niedergang Ward 5 Alderman: Linkage $$ for housing & jobs, $100M federal $$ for GLX, Union Square development, Cedar St roadway work