Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Rep. Tom Conroy submitted this column featuring his thoughts on the Gov. Deval Patrick's revenue and investment proposal.
Wednesday, March 20
The talk everywhere in the State House — in offices, hallways, and alcoves — is all about Governor Patrick’s proposal to raise $1.9 billion in revenues in order to make investments that would improve our roads, rails, and bridges and also invest in education at all levels: pre-kindergarten, K-12, and higher education. But before we respond to the Governor’s proposal, it’s important to ask some fundamental questions. Do we actually need to make these investments? Are they the right targets for new funding? Do we need to raise revenues, or in other words, can’t we wring out enough savings through reforms to pay for what’s needed? What effect will raising taxes have on the economy and jobs? Do we need to make these investments? We …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) is serving his fourth term in the state house.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo has appointed state Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) co-chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, according to a press release. State Sen. Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) co-chairs the committee. "I am honored by this appointment, and very grateful that Speaker DeLeo has placed his trust in me in this important role," Conroy said in a release. "Since joining the legislature, I have worked on several issues within this committee’s jurisdiction, including wages, labor rights, workforce training, the business environment in Massachusetts, private sector interests, and job growth. I look forward to working with labor unions and the business community on these matters during the next two years.” Conroy …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) weighs in on the topic of gun violence and gun control.
Tuesday, February 5
Let’s start with some interesting facts: For the past 20 years, an average of over 30,000 people have been killed in the United States each year with guns. That’s 600,000 people in total. At present, an estimated 50 million American households own approximately 250 million guns, with the number of firearms purchased rising 4 million annually, according to Gallup polls and the National Rifle Association (NRA). Juxtaposing these two sets of statistics suggests that most gun owners are responsible gun owners. It also proves that our country is awash in guns. Aside from the prevalence of guns in our society, there are clearly significant problems with gun use. Over 4,000 people in the U.S. have been killed by guns since Newtown, at a pace of…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Reps. Tom Conroy and Alice Peisch said they needed some time to work through the governor's $34.8 billion budget proposal.
When Gov. Deval Patrick announced his $34.8 billion budget proposal last week, Wayland representatives Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) and Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley) said they felt a certain amount of surprise over some of the elements, but were glad to see several of the governor's recommendations. In particular, both representatives said they were generally pleased to see Patrick's emphasis on transportation and education, but still needed some time to "digest" the details, particularly the suggested changes in the tax structure and what exactly would be funded under the proposed transportation and education elements. Patrick's proposal asks for an increase in the state income tax from 5.25 percent to 6.25 percent coupled with a reduction in the …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wayland's two state representatives will hold joint office hours this week.
State Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) has scheduled district office hours on Friday, Jan. 25. During his session in Wayland, Conroy, who represents Wayland precincts 1, 2 and 3, will be joined by Rep. Alice Peisch (D-Wellesley), who represents Wayland's 4th Precinct. No appointments are necessary to talk with the representatives and meetings will be held on a first come, first served basis. Office hours and locations for Friday, Jan. 25 are as follows: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Marlborough Public Library (35 West Main Street, Bigelow Auditorium) 2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Goodnow Public Library (21 Concord Road, Sudbury - Small meeting room, 2nd floor) 3 p.m.-3:30 p.m. – Wayland Public Library (5 Concord Road, Raytheon Room) -- Rep. Peisch will be present at…
Friday, September 7, 2012
Turnout in Wayland was low for the Sept. 6 state primary.
Less than 10 percent of Wayland's 8,923 eligible voters headed to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the state primary. The 846 people who did vote, however, put their support behind the incumbent state representatives running on contested tickets in both the 13th Middlesex District, which encompasses Wayland precincts 1, 2, and 3 in addition to Sudbury and parts of Framingham and Marlborough, and the 14th Norfolk District, which is comprised of Wayland's precinct 4 as well as Weston and Wellesley. According to Boston.com, Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) secured 460 Wayland votes and a total of 1,950 votes in 13th Middlesex District to win the primary over challenger Steven Hakar (D-Framingham), who received 26 Wayland votes and a total of…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Incumbent Tom Conroy was challenged on the Democratic primary ballot by Steven Hakar.
With 13 of 14 precincts reporting, incumbent representative Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) had secured 89 percent of the vote on his way to a Democratic ticket primary win over challenger Steven Hakar (D-Framingham), Boston.com is reporting. Hakar had garnered 227 votes (11 percent) to Conroy's 1,860, according to numbers reported on Boston.com. Conroy is seeking his fourth term as the 13th Middlesex District representative, while Hakar is a first-time candidate for a state position. In all, Boston.com reports, 2,087 votes were cast across 13 of 14 precincts in the district. "I want to thank everybody who supported me today and over the course of the past six years," Conroy said. Given that there isn't a major party opponent running against Conroy…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
State Rep. Tom Conroy is seeking a fourth term as state representative in the newly configured 13th Middlesex District. He faces Steven Hakar of Framingham in this Thursday's primary election.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Name : Mr. Thomas P Conroy Also known as : Tom Age : 50 Place of residence : Wayland, MA Attended college : Yes College : Yale College Degree : B.A. Year of graduation : 1984 University : Johns Hopkins University Degree : M.A. Year of graduation : 1995 University : Boston University Area of research : M.B.A. in Finance Year of graduation : 2004 Job titles held : See response to Q35 Employers : See response to Q35 Party affiliation : Democrat Running for a: State office Running for position: State Representative, 13th Middlesex District Chamber/district: 13th Middlesex District Incumbent: Yes First elected: 04 November 2006 Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : U.S. Senate Address P.O. Box 176 Wayland MA …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) provided this piece.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Five years ago I scrutinized Governor Deval Patrick’s first budget proposal (FY08) to determine if it was prudent, responsible and reflected the right priorities. I did so in order to make recommendations on improving it. Given my own analysis and what I heard from constituents like you, the budget the governor proposed and the legislative alternative that ultimately became law later that year met those standards. Let’s fast forward to five years later. What does the budget look like now? What has changed? Are we still funding the right programs? Are the governor and legislature being good stewards of taxpayer dollars? To answer these questions, we should ask whether the governor’s proposed budget — and any alternative we put forward in …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Rep. Tom Conroy (D-Wayland) submitted the letter.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
As we close out 2011, it’s appropriate to review accomplishments at the State House over the past twelve months, with a particular eye toward how new laws will affect Lincoln, Sudbury, and Wayland. I welcome your feedback on these achievements so that I can better serve our communities. Expanded gambling was passed into law after many years of debate. As many know, I actively spoke out against this initiative over the past five years, in part because of the risk it poses to maintaining local aid for our towns. Those of us who are skeptical about the amount of new revenue or new jobs that gambling could bring to the state will shift our attention to ensuring that this new law is implemented appropriately and transparently. Unintended …