Submitted by State Representative Kenneth Gordon
Committee assignments: Labor and Workers, Global Warming and Steering
Ken is thrilled to announce that the Speaker has assigned him to the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. A lawyer of 22 years who has specialized in workers’ rights for the last dozen years, he can apply his knowledge and experience for the good of the Commonwealth on that committee.
“I am thrilled and honored that the Speaker has entrusted me with the responsibilities inherent in this committee,” said Gordon. “I will use my very best efforts to stick up for working people in a fair, honest way, while not forgetting that small business is the engine that creates jobs for us all.”
Gordon is excited about his appointment to the Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. “Our environment is in crisis and we have to find a way to address the challenges that face us,” he said. “We will bring informed, insightful citizens before us to find some meaningful way to address these important issues.”
As part of the Steering Committee, Gordon will help shepherd bills through the House, including those that are brought by communities as Home Rule Petitions. “I’m looking forward to the hard work that goes with making sure that our bills all receive the consideration they are due,” he said.
It’s not to late to sign up for Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras may have long passed by March in New Orleans, but in Bedford, Burlington and Wilmington it will just be beginning. Due to the snow postponement, the Mardi Gras fundraiser is moved to March 8, 2013 and space is still available to sign up. We had nearly a full house signed up for this weekend’s event, but if you act fast you can still get your spot for March. Follow this link to use your credit card and sign up to attend Click This Link for Credit Card payments.
Transportation Secretary Davey, MBTA GM Scott Expected for Next Rappin With the Rep
The next episode of Rappin With the Rep is set to tape before a live audience on February 26, 2013 at 4 p.m. for a one-hour show to be aired later this month on Burlington and Bedford cable channels. If you would like to attend the event and address your questions about the area’s traffic or the MBTA to Transportation Secretary Richard Davey or MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott, please respond to the email at the bottom of this newsletter.
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Contact Ken Gordon
State Representative, 21st Middlesex District
P.O. Box 159
Burlington, MA 01803