This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill


By Bob Katzen

“The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will deliver billions in funding to the commonwealth, helping to build on the investments our administration has made over the past seven years to improve our roads and bridges, and make our public transportation system more reliable and resilient.”

—Gov. Baker on his administration’s plans to make investments into roads, bridges, public transportation and environmental infrastructure projects across the commonwealth with $1.1 billion in funding from the recently passed federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“The transportation sector accounts for more than 40 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted in Massachusetts, so the deployment of more electric vehicles is an important step towards helping the commonwealth’s efforts to achieving our ambitious climate change mitigation goals.”
—Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides announcing that $13.1 million in grants have been awarded to 54 government and private entities under the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program to install 306 electric vehicle charging ports at 150 locations.

“So glad my bill to authorize memorial motorcycle plates for Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters made it out of committee. I hope to be one of the first to get one.”
—Sen. Adam Hinds (D-Pittsfield) via Twitter on his bill S 2333 that received a favorable report from the Transportation Committee.

“Although the @MA_Senate won’t be taking their annual #WearRedDay photo, I’m still wearing red today to support women’s heart health. Join me in supporting @AmericanHeartMA and @MAWomensCaucus in the fight against heart disease and stroke.”
—Sen. Cindy Cream (D-Newton) via Twitter about National Wear Red Day on Friday to raise awareness about and funds for the fight against cardiovascular disease. COVID-19 restrictions and limited access to the Statehouse prevented the annual group photo of legislators wearing red.

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