Marty Walsh on Technology



Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion

Marty Walsh understands how transportation plays a vital role in Boston's economy, in its quality of life, and in ensuring that the city is as environmentally responsible as possible. Marty envisions a modern transportation system with less traffic congestion and more equitable access among neighborhoods and residents. He is committed to a system that is efficient, accessible, and green, with a wide range of options for residents and visitors. Given the reality that maintenance and construction of most of Boston's transportation facilities are dependent on state and federal planning and funding, Marty's considerable experience in the state legislature makes him best positioned to advocate for Boston's infrastructure needs with leaders on Beacon Hill.
Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, MartyWalsh.org, "Issues" , Nov 7, 2013

Voted YES on replacing restrictions on local aid allocations

Mass. Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part XII: TAXES AND SERVICES: Clause 4: Local aid. [State Rep. Walsh, a Democrat, voted YES].

A budget amendment (introduced by Rep. Jones, R, North Reading) to the proposed FY06 budget would require that half of state revenue above $14.6 billion must go to local aid, up to $200 million total. The replacement amendment (introduced by Rep. St. Fleur, D, Boston) would maintain the existing local aid distribution formula. A vote of YEA would replace the restricted formula with the existing distribution formula.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is Part XII, clause 4: TAXES AND PUBLIC SERVICES: Recognizing that small communities provide government services with largely volunteer officials, we support efforts to educate and empower local officials with the information and resources necessary to carry out their duties in a professional manner.

Bill H. 4000 amendment #133 ; vote number H054

Source: Massachusetts House voting record via MassScorecard.org , Apr 29, 2005

Voted YES on emerging technologies, math & science Fund

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part IV: Economic Growth:Workforce Training. [State Rep. Walsh voted YES].

Vote on overriding the governor's veto of the following section: (Section 70): contained in the engrossed Bill relative to investments in emerging technologies to promote job creation, economic stability and competitiveness in the Massachusetts economy.

Relevant platform section:Part IV: Economic Growth: Workforce Training: "We are aware that one out of three workers in this state need additional skills to maintain their employment in today's changing economy.... In the face of a global economy and advanced technology, workers need ongoing skill development and job training. We support increased public and private funding for business and labor to address the Massachusetts skills gap."

Source citation: Veto Override, sec.70 ; vote number 481

Source: Massachusetts House voting record via MassScorecard.org , Jan 13, 2004

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