Massachusetts Select Board Association discusses concluded legislative session. Pictured are (top, l-r) MMA Legislative Director Dave Koffman, MSA President and Westwood Select Board Member Michael Walsh, MMA Legislative Analyst Josie Ahlberg; (middle, l-r) MMA Legislative Analyst Ali, MMA Research and Project Assistant Daniel Yi, MMA Senior Legislative Analyst Jackie; (bottom) MMA Legislative Analyst Adrienne Núñez.

A Massachusetts Select Board Association webinar on Sept. 9 reviewed highlights from the recently concluded legislative session and recent related developments.

The MMA legislative team provided a recap of the 2022 legislative session, as well as an in-depth discussion of some issues of particular importance to select boards. Topics included election reform and the VOTES Act, the open meeting law and remote meetings, cannabis, and the the Department of Housing and Community Development’s final guidelines for MBTA communities.

The team also reviewed what is on the horizon for the Legislature in the fall, including a major economic development bill, supplemental budget proposals, and the state’s allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act.

MMA Legislative Recap presentation (670K PDF)

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