Republican Leadership on Beacon Hill Calls For Action
As Democrats Continue Gridlock
July 12, 2023
Woburn MA – The MassGOP commends Republican Leaders Representative Brad Jones and Senator Bruce Tarr who issued a joint statement this week expressing concern about the extreme delay in approving municipal Chapter 90 road and bridge funding. The statement by the Republican leaders highlights the inability of Democrats to move the local funding forward stating, “we have gone nearly four months without a resolution, and it is time to break the impasse.”
Democrats are mired in gridlock despite control of both chambers in the legislature. For more than 16 months, Beacon Hill has promised tax reform but to no avail. The state budget is twelve days late and counting. Fighting continues over where bills should be heard instead of addressing the real needs of Bay Staters. Recently, the Governor is spending more time out of state than in it.
MassGOP Chair Amy Carnevale stated, “Despite total control on Beacon Hill, Democrats seem more interested in dividing power than working for their constituents. Roads and bridges are not a partisan issue yet our municipalities are suffering as their needs are ignored by Beacon Hill. At this late date, it will be difficult for our municipalities to utilize Chapter 90 funding before the end of the summer construction season. The MassGOP applauds the Republican leadership on Beacon Hill for calling attention to this important issue.”