THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, March 1, 2019 Page 5 House Passes $135 Million Supplemental Budget; Heating Assistance, Homeless Shelters among key initiatives funded B OSTON – Representative Ultrino joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a supplemental budget which addresses multiple areas including heating assistance, enhanced support for victims or sexual assault, and programs to help those battling homelessness. The spending bill, approximately $135 million, highlights the House’s ongoing commitment in support of critical social service investments while balancing fi scal prudence; this practice has resulted in Massachusetts prioritizing its most vulnerable residents while maintaining a strong and diverse economy. Steve Ultrino State Representative “With state residents still facing winter weather, this supplemental budget provides vital funds for heating assistance,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D-Winthrop). “I thank Chairman Michlewitz and the members of the House for passing this legislation which provides funding for a number of important areas.” “This legislation funds critical investments that the Commonwealth needs in order to continue to provide the services that our constituents so rely on,” said Representative Steven Ultrino. “This budget ensures that we maintain high quality services and programs for our neediest citizens”. The supplemental budget makes key investments in crucial areas -$30 million for Low Income Heating Energy Assistance to Malden Historical Society presents “Show & Tell” March 5 L earn something new from old stuff! At the Malden Historical Society’s March 5 meeting, members of the Society will share treasures from the collection and everyone can bring items to discuss with the group. Do you have a DECORUM | FROM PAGE 1 said Fallon, adding that a word from the chair will bring a board back to order 99 percent of the time. But Fallon said that for more serious instances when a member of a board is disorderly or disrupts business by talking over other members or talking about other members, there are other options. According to Robert’s Rules, if a member of the City Council or a committee refuses to accept the chair’s gavel rapping tangible piece of Malden History to share? Want to know more about an item from your attic? Bring it to the Maccario Room of the Malden Public Library (36 Salem Street, Malden) Tuesday March 5 at 7:00 pm and enjoy “Show & Tell” and calls for order, the chair can then name the off ending member and have whomever is recording the meeting take note of the disruption. And at that point, other members can also make a motion to ask for penalties or sanctions that include requiring an apology, excluding the off ending member from the rest of the meeting or a formal censure, which puts the disruptive member on notice that disruptive behavior will not be accepted. The more serious penalties or sanctions with the Malden Historical Society. Members are asked to bring something for the refreshment table. For more information about the Malden Historical Society, visit: www.maldenhistoricalsociety.org. need to be approved by a vote of two-thirds of the council or committee. Spadafora added that the council president also has a right to remove a councillor from a particular committee at any time. “It’s been done before,” he said. Ordinance Committee members made no decisions and took no votes on establishing clear rules of decorum. 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