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The Rising Cost of Recycling: An Environmental & Fiscal Crisis

Rep Driscoll Voices Support for H.750, An Act to save recycling costs in the Commonwealth During the Special Town Meeting on Monday, December 2, our town government was forced to rebalance the budget to account for increased waste management costs. I commend those who were involved in deftly closing the gap while ensuring that harmful cuts were not made. The rise of recycling costs is by no means an issue exclusive to Milton, it is an international concern. Once upon a time recycled material was a revenue generator for municipalities, but in today's market it is costly to dispose of. It is a problem for us locally and what happened in the recent Town Meeting could have resulted in a lot wors

Milton Dem Driscoll Taking Lead on Carbon Pricing Bill

Majority Support Apparent in Both Branches STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 13, 2020.....Faith leaders, youth advocates, municipal officials and business groups are among those expected to appear at a State House hearing Tuesday in support of carbon pricing legislation. One of the pricing plans that the Telecomm unications, Utilities and Energy Committee is set to take up had the potential of hitting a speed bump this month when its main sponsor, Jennifer Benson, resigned her House seat for a post with the Alliance for Business Leadership. Instead, supporters of her proposal are sounding an optimistic note as they point to a new lead legislative advocate and growing momentum behind the issue. Rep.

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