STATE/AUTHORITY RELATIONS

Goal: Create environment that allows opportunities for pro-ratepayer legislation to be enacted.



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FY 2016 Q2 Goals
  • Restore Debt Service Assistance through the Legislature (Governor vetoed)
FY 2016 Activity

September 2015

August 2015

  • Successfully restored Debt Service Assistance through Legislature.
  • Met with Secretary of Housing and Economic Development to discuss economic benefits of water/sewer infrastructure investment.

July 2015

  • Met with Speaker DeLeo regarding override of Governor Baker’s veto of Debt Service Assistance (successfully able to override).
Prior Activity

June 2015

  • Commonwealth provided $3 million for state contribution to Hatchery Pipeline construction costs.
  • $1.1 million included to House/Senate conference committee for Debt Service Assistance.

March 2015

  • Presented Legislator of the Year awards.
  • Began outreach with MWRA Legislative Caucus.

February 2015

  • Reviewed FY16 State budget.

January 2015

  • Announced Legislator of the Year selections.

November 2014

June 2014

  • Legislature provided $1.25 million in DSA
  • Legislature enacted Infrastructure Bill
  • 50/50 Entrance Fees
  • $50 million increase in SRF Bonding Cap
  • Zero interest and principal-forgiveness loans
  • I/I reimbursement

February through present

  • Active member Infrastructure Finance Committee
  • Testified before State Bonding and Natural Resources Committee

September