SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) has been reappointed as Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Housing for the upcoming legislative session.
He pledged to pursue zoning and Chapter 40B reform, as well as to review Gov. Deval Patrick's public housing authority legislation.
"I look forward to examining ways to continue to provide greater access to housing for the people of the Middlesex and Worcester District and advance policies that will help move Massachusetts out of its housing crisis," Eldridge said.
He was also reappointed as vice chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, where he promised to promote investments in energy efficiency and disaster relief management. Eldridge also said he would promote legislation passed last session that doubled the amount of alternative energy that investor-owned utilities must purchase.
In addition to these positions, Eldridge was named to the Joint Committees on Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.