This Week’s QUOTABLE QUOTES on Beacon Hill

By Bob Katzen

“Housing is a big issue. We know that people can’t thrive, they can’t raise their families, it’s just so much harder for children and families or individuals if they can’t afford to live in an area where they’re working.”
—Senate President Karen Spilka (D-Ashland)

“A lack of inventory, higher interest rates, and economic uncertainties continue to be the biggest barriers to entry for prospective homebuyers. Speaking of the economy, the most recent bank failures may shake consumer confidence in the coming months, which could yield even further declines in transactions not associated with a lack of inventory.”
— Cassidy Norton, Media Relations Director of The Warren Group on the real estate market in the Bay State.

“Embodied carbon is the greenhouse gas emission associated with the manufacturing, transportation, installation, maintenance and disposal of building and infrastructure materials. In spite of the staggering impact embodied carbon has on the climate crisis, local health and equity, embodied carbon is still rarely included in our local and statewide efforts to reduce emissions from buildings.”
— Logan Malik, Interim Executive Director of the Massachusetts Climate Action Network on why Massachusetts must reduce embodied carbon emissions from buildings.

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