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Waiting for joint conference committee to be appointed

Posted on Feb 27, 2014

While it is great news that both the House and Senate have passed the Governors supplemental funding Bill, they have unfortunately passed differing versions of the original Bill.  Now the Legislation goes before a joint conference committee, comprised of house and senate members, who hash out the differences in the bill and offer the final version […]

Update on House Bill 3867

Posted on Feb 19, 2014

The Governors supplemental budget, which went into House Ways and Means on January 24th as House Bill 3867, has been engrossed and voted out favorably by the House. The Bill, now with varied Bill numbers, has also been voted out favorably by the State Senate and is awaiting the appointment of a conference committee which […]

Partial Payments Starting to Arrive!

Posted on Feb 13, 2014

Partial payments have begun to hit mailboxes and bank accounts around the Bay State! It is still extremely important that all snow and ice contractors contact their local state representatives and state senators and urge them to quickly pass the Governors Supplemental Budget, House Bill #3867.  That will allow for deficit spending and reduce any further delays in […]

Partial Payment Coming This Week?

Posted on Feb 11, 2014

Most contractors should see a partial payment as early as this week.  Officials were able to “find” $12M that is to be immediately distributed and payments should be received by late this week or early next week. We are continuing to work with key State Legislators towards a quick passage of House Bill #3867 which […]

State House meeting with Senate President Therese Murray

Posted on Feb 05, 2014

  After meetings in Boston last week with senior Legislators including Senate President Therese Murray, we learned this afternoon that approx $12M was recently “found” and allocated to MASS DOT snow and ice operations to partially fund open invoices to hired equipment vendors.  As of today approximately $27M is owed to contractors.  Sources tell us that […]

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Posted on Feb 03, 2014

MASSDOT has already spent the entire allotment of money for Snow & Ice removal. As usual, MASSDOT was grossly underfunded in this years snow and ice budget.  The governor has sumitted a supplemental budget to the House of Representatives which includes $50M in deficit spending authority for MASSDOT to pay hired contractors and procure de-icing materials. PLEASE, […]

 
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