Red Light Cameras – Just say no – A cautionary tale from the County Clerk

(Reposted from NMA Newsletter (www.motorists.org Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, Ken Burke, the County Clerk of Circuit Courts in Pinellas County, Florida, wrote a letter to the Mayor of St. Petersburg detailing his many concerns over the city’s red-light camera program. The letter created quite a stir, and we applaud Mr. Burke for speaking […]

Special Commission on Commonwealth’s Disability Retirement System Files Final Report

The Special Commission on the Commonwealth’s Disability Retirement System filed its final report yesterday. Senator Brownsberger and Representative John Scibak chaired the Commission, which has met regularly since September. The Commission held hearings to seek the public’s feedback in October and has considered proposals to improve the system since then. The report includes recommendations of the Commission and data analysis conducted by […]

Special Commission on the Commonwealth’s Disability Retirement System to Discuss Proposals for Reform

The Special Commission on the Commonwealth’s Disability Retirement System, which Senator Brownsberger co-chairs, will be brainstorming and discussing proposals for reform at its meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. This meeting is open to the public and will take place at 1 p.m. in Room 157 of the State House.  We invite you to share […]

Vetting the Transportation Plan

Last week, Governor Patrick filed legislation implementing his transportation investment program.  Hearings will begin soon and it’s worth understanding how the vetting process will work. In January, the Governor filed his budget proposal, which is a proposed law, subject to the usual legislative hearing process.  In addition, he rolled out his transportation vision document, called […]

H802, An Act relative to mercury added thermostats

Senator Brownsberger submitted the following written testimony to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. TO:          Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture  FROM:     Senator William N. Brownsberger  RE:            H802, An Act relative to mercury added thermostats  DATE:       March 21, 2013  I am writing in support of H802, An Act relative to mercury […]