Boston, MA – In one of his first acts as the state’s chief executive, Governor Charles D. Baker released $100 million dollars in Chapter 90 Transportation funding to the Commonwealth’s cities and towns last week. The Town of Cohasset is set to receive an additional $104,813.00 in funds to improve local roads and infrastructure. Senator Robert Hedlund (R-Weymouth), the State Senate’s top Republican on the Transportation Committee, lauded the move and credited the new Governor with “upholding a promise to our communities as made by the legislature.” “I have been calling for the Governor’s office to release these funds to our communities” stated Senator Hedlund, who worked to secure the increase of funding in the transportation bond bill of 2014.
Hedlund was an early critic of the Deval Patrick Administration’s decision to withhold these local transportation funds. “Our cities and towns prioritize this money a lot better than our state government does. Each of the communities I represent took hit after hit on local aid during the previous administration. I am looking forward to working with Governor Baker to make sure local aid once again becomes a priority, and he is off to a very good star© Copyright 2015 Tanna K, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tinytown Unleashed