THE ENVIRONMENTAL BOND BILL
Thanks to the tireless efforts and strong commitment of Senator Downing and Representative Cariddi, as well as letters and testimony from us and Mayor Alcombright, the MA House and Senate authorized the funding in the MA Environmental Bond Bill of the first phase of our Hoosic River Revival project, AND Governor Patrick signed it. We are thrilled that $8.8 million is earmarked to support our pilot project.
But we must keep in mind that inclusion in the 2014-2019 Bond Bill is not a guarantee of funding. It is merely the first of two steps. The second step is to have the Administration (the Governor and his staff) make our request a priority within the Administration’s Capital Improvement Plan. So, the City and HRR are once again working to make this happen. Would you have time to voice your support for this funding (and give thanks!) to the Governor, Senator Downing and Representative Cariddi (Rachel.Kreitz@state.ma.us; Benjamin.Downing@masenate.gov; AND GailAnne.Cariddi@mahouse.gov