Senator Welch and Representative Jeffrey Sanchez of Boston lead the first meeting of the newly formed Provider Price Variation Commission, whose goal is to identify the factors contributing to price variation in physician, hospital, diagnostic testing, and ancillary services. Watch more about the commission here, courtesy of 22WWLP.
BOSTON—Yesterday the Senate passed comprehensive economic development legislation including investments, initiatives and incentives to promote development and workforce training, create jobs and stimulate the Commonwealth’s economy. The legislation strengthens existing programs and authorizes $743.9M in capital spending over a period of three years for a range of economic development initiatives supporting workers, businesses and communities.
Senator James T. Welch (D- West Springfield) poses for a picture with colleagues from the Springfield area after the Center for Human Development’s legislative summit on the opioid crisis on April 8, 2016
State Senator James T. Welch (D- West Springfield) acted as the Master of Ceremonies for West Springfield Public Library’s Grand Opening on April 2, 2016.
Photo courtesy of West Springfield Public Library