Sen. Downing (center, blue tie) is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about green jobs, and sensitive to equity issues. A Western Mass asset. Thanks to Eduardo Suárez and Jon Weissman for convening the meeting. Here’s the Pathways Out of Poverty RFP that was referenced. It was due 1/3/09, and the REB (Larry Martin, far right below) helped coordinate the submissions from Hampden County. Looking forward to seeing what gets funded. And here’s Sen. Downing’s op-ed opposing the gas tax (i.e. we can’t afford it and transportation reform should come first). See SI commentary on gas tax here (“Gas tax: overdue market correction or regressive tax?”).
Posted on February 26, 2009 by Aron Goldman