REP. MATHEW MURATORE: Legislative accomplishments at mid-session
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Reflecting on the first half of the 2015-2016 legislative session, I would like to note that it was a productive year marked by many significant legislative accomplishments, although several challenges remain to be addressed in the year ahead.
Since the 189th General Court convened on Jan. 7, nearly 6,000 bills have been filed by myself and my colleagues in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Although the Legislature is currently on its winter recess, work has been going on at the State House, as the 27 joint legislative committees, 11 House committees and 13 Senate committees continue to review, analyze and hold public hearings on these bills. The House and Senate are also meeting in informal sessions during the recess to advance local home rule petitions and other non-controversial matters.