Budget Spending and Budget Cuts?
If you have not heard the Commonwealth is not in the great financial situation we once were. One party rule has quickly ruined the progress that eight years of Governor Baker made for our state.
Gov. Healy has recently released her new $58B budget for the new fiscal year, a nearly $2B increase from last year. Yet, Massachusetts just experienced its first revenue short fall in years. The decrease in revenue is projected to continue to worsen throughout the year. Does anyone else think something is not adding up here?
How is it that the Governor and insiders on Beacon Hill are going to make up the large difference? Well fortunately they have already showed us. They are going to make cuts to YOUR local aid. YOUR tax dollars that should have come back to fund YOUR towns and communities is behind cut and withheld to fund the bloat on Beacon Hill. An ever growing bureaucracy and migrant crisis are just a few of the biggest drains on a system that is disproportionately hurting our towns.
I will be a fiscally responsible Representative that will advocate for YOUR dollars to come back to our families, businesses, and towns.
Transparency and Accountability
As a private citizen, it can be incredibly frustrating to not fully understand what your representatives are working to accomplish for you and our community. I believe fundamentally that the culture of government in Massachusetts needs to change, where I can be as transparent as possible to you in what initiatives we are pushing, what policies will affect us in the 6th Plymouth, and most importantly -- what will affect your day-to-day life.
You will see from my campaign that I will become a familiar face to you, speaking directly to you out in the community to keep you up to date with how Beacon Hill is working for you.
A great example is committee votes remaining hidden. This clearly and obviously stops accountability with our elected leaders. Every representative should be held accounts for EVERY VOTE that they take. We should know exactly how our interests are being represented and how honest they are being at all times.
As state representative, I promise to share consistent updates that have shown how the demands of our community are being met by myself and others in our government.
It has become abundantly clear that we need to reel in the authority of bureaucracy in Boston. Through the pandemic the worst aspects of unelected power has shown itself to not be trustworthy with our rights as residents of the Commonwealth. Decisions that affect our kids in school, our businesses, and our towns should be left to elected representatives at most and our local communities at best.
Help me bring this fight to the establishment on Beacon Hill!
Ken meets with local community members to discuss new initiatives.