Tuesday, January 23, 2018

House Minority Leader's Statement on the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R–North Reading) released the following statement in response to Governor Charlie Baker’s annual State of the Commonwealth address:  

“Governor Baker’s remarks tonight show that the State of the Commonwealth is strong and getting stronger, with the economy continuing to move in the right direction. That is due in large part to the competence and integrity the Baker-Polito Administration has demonstrated since taking office, which has been essential in protecting taxpayer dollars. The Administration has a proven track record of making state government more responsive to the residents of the Commonwealth, from implementing much-needed reforms at the Department of Children and Families to improving the management and operations of the MBTA, in addition to making advancements across a broad spectrum of areas important to the citizens of the Commonwealth. Governor Baker has outlined an impressive agenda for 2018 that calls for enhancing the state’s efforts to address the opioid crisis, creating more affordable housing, and implementing critical cost-saving measures at MassHealth.  I look forward to working with the Administration and the members of the House Republican Caucus to help advance the Governor’s legislative priorities this session.”