THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, March 1, 2019 Page 3 State Rep. McGonagle announces committee assignments S tate Representative Joe McGonagle recently announced his State House committee assignments for the 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. McGonagle has been appointed as the Vice Chair on the Joint Committee on Housing, along with being appointed on the Joint Committee on Transportation and on Health Care Financing. “Some of the biggest issues the City of Everett faces are housing, transportation, and healthcare. I couldn’t be more proud to be a member of these committees and enact real change in our community. This is where I belong,” said McGonagle. “Thank you to Speaker Robert DeLeo for entrusting me with these important matters.” McGonagle provided the following statements on why each of these committees directly impacts the city of Everett: Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Housing – This position is important because the #1 issue that my constittation – I am committed to reducing traffic on the 99 highway and make public transportation in Everett more accessible. Public transportation is key to our growing economy and is pertinent in light of the new casino being built. I am excited to continue to work with Transportation Secretary Pollack to improve efficiency and accessibility along our region. Joint Committee on Health Care Financing – I am eager to work on making sure prescription drug prices are more affordable to our elderly population. This committee is importJoe McGonagle State Representative uents always ask me about is access to affordable housing. As Vice Chair, I will work closely with Chairman Kevin Honan and make sure that we continue to make strides for affordable housing in Everett – Last year, we fought to pass the $1.8 Billion Dollar Housing Bond Bill, which was a step into making this a reality. I look forward to advocating for more affordable housing in Everett. Joint Committee on TransporFor Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net • Family Dentistry • Crowns • Bridges • Veneers/Lumineers • Dental Implants • All on 4 Dental Implants • Emergency Dentist • Kid Friendly Dentist • Root Canals • Dentures • Invisalign Braces • Snap On Smile • Teeth Whitening 505 Broadway Everett, MA 02149 Tel: 617-387-1120 www.gkdental.com We are the smile care experts for your entire family ant because over 37 percent of Massachusetts’ state spending – approximately $17 billion dollars – are allocated to healthcare each year. I am committed to making sure that this money is being used to the fullest extent and to serve the people of Everett. In House Dental Plan for $399 (Cleanings, X-Rays, Exams twice a year and 20% OFF Dental work) Schedule your FREE Consultations today You deserve more than a job. You deserve an Encore. Encore Boston Harbor is hiring. Explore thousands of fulfilling careers. You deserve an Encore. In accordance with our host and surrounding community agreements, hiring preference is given to properly qualified residents of the cities of (1) Everett, (2) Malden, and (3) Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, Medford, and Somerville.

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