Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Committee on Ways & Means will review the education budget tonight at Town Hall.
The $2.1 million increase in the schools budget approved by the School Committee earlier this year could see adjustment depending on movement between the House and Senate on Beacon Hill. "Continued uncertainty of the state budget" means that Braintree is taking a conservative approach to boosting funding for additional elementary school teachers, beyond what was laid out this winter, Superintendent Dr. Peter Kurzberg said earlier this week. Along with looking to the Senate, which is scheduled to produce its Chapter 70 education numbers later this month, the school department is working to identify supplemental funding through its own sources. Those include savings due to retirements and when educators do not meet anticipated salary-…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Rep. Mark Cusack, D-Braintree, won his second term last fall.
Wednesday, February 20
Representative Mark J. Cusack (D- Braintree) was recently named the Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy for the 188 th Legislative Session of the Massachusetts General Court. The Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee is charged with reviewing all matters concerning the exploration, exploitation and development of energy sources, such as coal, gas, oil, nuclear fusion, solar rays, wind, tidal movement, etc. The Committee also has jurisdiction over proposals regarding the siting of energy facilities, public utilities and other such matters as may be referred. “I am grateful to Speaker DeLeo for appointing me the Vice Chairman of the Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Committee…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Last year Braintree received $994,811 in Chapter 90 money, a 29 percent increase over 2010.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The following is a release from the Office of Rep. Mark Cusack, D-Braintree: State Representative Mark J. Cusack and State Senator Brian A. Joyce are pleased to announce that Braintree will receive $991,669 for the maintenance of roads and bridges. “This is incredibly important money for Braintree that the town uses to repair our neighborhood roads,” said Representative Mark Cusack. “We have made great strides over the past four years to improve the roads in Braintree and this funding plays a major role in improving the quality of life of every resident.” “I recognize the importance of these state funds, which are 30 percent higher than just two years ago, to both repair Braintree’s roads and keep pressure off local property taxpayers. I …