This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“The likelihood that I would do anything else in elected politics is pretty slim.”
—Gov. Baker on if he has any future political plans to run for office.

“One of the major themes we’ve been seeing on Beacon Hill over the past several months is that the state is flush with cash. Between federal money and state tax collections coming in drastically over projections, they have the resources to provide relief to Massachusetts residents. Now they just need the desire to help.”
—Paul Craney, spokesman for the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, urging the Legislature to institute a temporary moratorium of the state’s 24-cents-per-gallon gas tax.

“Striped bass is the premier game fish in Massachusetts marine waters and a vital component of our commercial fishery. The purchase of these specialty license plates will enhance efforts to conserve and restore striped bass, river herring and other marine fisheries that are vital to the commonwealth’s coastal ecology, economy and culture.”
— Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides announcing Massachusetts is now offering a new specialty license plate available through the Registry of Motor Vehicles to promote conservation of striped bass, which are an important and iconic fish synonymous with the Massachusetts coastline.

“The Clery Act was established to equip students and staff with pertinent
information they need to be aware of incidents occurring in the proximity of their college or university, and make informed decisions to protect their personal safety, which is why it is imperative that all aspects of this law be followed.”
—State Auditor Suzanne Bump on her audit of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy which the audits say did not uphold key safety provisions contained in the Clery Act, a federal law enacted in 1990 that requires institutions of higher education to comply with certain campus safety- and security-related requirements as a condition of their participation in federal student financial aid programs.

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