MAMA visits the State House
The mild New England winter gave several members of MAMA an opportunity to visit the MA State House during a two day period.
The goal was two-fold. To re-establish the Aviation Legislative Caucus by asking legislators that have airports in their districts to join and to discuss the major reduction of MassDOT Aeronautic's capital budget. Last year, the capital budget for the Aeronautics Division was slashed to $9M thereby decreasing potential federal discretionary matching funds, delaying long overdue safety improvements and slowing the economy.
MAMA Members visited approximately 90 legislators or their aides. Dave Dinneen, Executive Director of MAMA, stated "the value of establishing or re-establishing a dialogue with these decision makers is vital to continuing the work that MassDOT and MAMA have accomplished for years."
MAMA encourages you to reach out to your legislative team. Ask them to join the Aviation Caucus if they are not a member and invite them to the airport to see what you do.