Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cory Atkins says Gov. Deval Patrick approach is 'flawed.'
$500 million in new taxes. That's what the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved in a late-night vote Monday for its plan to make sorely needed improvements in Massachusetts roads, bridges and public transportation. As reported by the Associated Press, the House approved the bill 97-55 after more than 10 hours of debate. It includes a gas tax hike of 3 cents per gallon and increased tobacco taxes. But that House bill is scaled back significantly from Gov. Deval Patrick's plan to bring in $2 billion in new revenue to help fund transportation and education. Among other measures, Patrick's plan calls for a hike in the state income tax. Acton State Rep. Cory Atkins said she supported the bill. "I voted in favor of the House …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Grant is worth $27K
State Repr. Cory Atkins recently announced the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District has received a grant of $27,650 from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. According to Atkins, the purpose of the grant is to provide funding to schools that are taking an initiative to encourage regional, collaborative and cooperative services. "The funds received are a one-time allotment," she said in a release. "These funds will be used to improve service delivery through innovative and cost-effective approaches, creation of operational efficiencies that might be shared with other districts, regional and collaborative planning, and other cooperative services." A total of $3,319,596 in grants was requested, however, the state …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Concord Democrat Cory Atkins will keep the office she claimed more than a decade ago.
On a night filled with good news for Democrats across the board, state Rep. Cory Atkins could party like it was 1999, which is when she won the 14th Middlesex seat she'll hang onto after a challenge from Michael Benn, a Republican from her hometown of Concord. Reached by phone not long after Elizabeth Warren’s victory speech, Atkins spoke excitedly about a bout teamwork among Massachusetts Democrats leading up to Election Day. “What I’m proud of is all of the Democrats,” Atkins said, "Because we worked so hard on coordinating campaigns and it really worked to our advantage. We worked so hard for each other.” The 14th Middlesex District includes the towns of Concord and Carlisle, along with precincts 1, 2 and 6 in Acton and precincts 1 and …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
This is a press release from Cory Atkins.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
State Representative Cory Atkins joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives last week in passing legislation to apportion $676,000 for the maintenance of roads and bridges in Acton for the upcoming fiscal year. “This commitment to road and bridge maintenance is critical for the efficient operation of our state’s economy,” said Atkins. “Many individuals and businesses are affected and will benefit from this imperative maintenance. Drivers need safe roads that are reliable and well-maintained, construction workers will find the job markets expand, and our economy will continue to prosper as people and goods move all over the commonwealth faster and more safely.” Overall, the bill authorizes $200 million for the …