Registry of Motor Vehicle Fee Increases

On Wednesday, March 12th the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors voted to increase the fees for some Registry of Motor Vehicle (RMV) transactions.  RMV fees go directly into the Commonwealth Transportation Fund and are used “…exclusively for financing transportation-related purposes.” The new vehicle registration fee for non-commercial vehicles will increase from $50 […]

H3873 – An Act relative to natural gas leaks

Senator Brownsberger recently wrote a letter to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means in support of H3873 – An Act relative to natural gas leaks: March 13, 2014 Senator Stephen M. Brewer, Chair Senate Committee on Ways and Means Room 212 State House Boston, MA 02133 Dear Chairman Brewer, H3873, “An Act relative to […]

House and Senate Announce Joint Local Aid Resolution

House and Senate leaders have announced an agreement to increase local aid by $125 million in the FY15 budget. Here, you will find a chart providing an evolution of local aid proposals and distributions for the communities Senator Brownsberger has represented. The chart has been updated to reflect the numbers proposed in the Joint Local […]

Concerns about the budget for Boston Public Schools

Senator Brownsberger has heard from many concerned parents about budget cuts to certain public schools in Boston.  Budget allocations are, of course, up to the BPS, but he has worked to get more state aid for education. This coming year, some schools are up and some are down, as this statement from the Mayor’s Government Relations Director explains: “BPS […]