Monday, February 27, 2012
Keating's Federal Fishing Advisory Board will include stakeholders from the Cape and Islands.
Keating announced his Federal Fishing Advisory Board initiative to provide an opportunity for all the stakeholders to come together, discuss issues facing the fishing industry and look for collaborative solutions, according to a press release. The board will be comprised o fishermen, scientists, government officials and other members of the marine and fishing industry - with representation from the Cape. Rep. Keating is currently finalizing the members of the Federal Fishing Advisory Board, but it will include stakeholders from coastal communities on the North Shore, South Shore, Cape, Islands and South Coast. A formal announcement of the Advisory Board Members is tentatively scheduled for March 13. “Since taking office, I have met with …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Healthcare workers in 1199SEIU on Cape Cod endorse Keating as the best choice to represent working families and fight for quality, affordable healthcare.
Members of 1199SEIU, the largest healthcare workers union on Cape Cod and the South Coast have endorsed incumbent Bill Keating to represent the 9th District of Massachusetts in the U.S. Congress. 1199SEIU members work in hospitals, nursing homes, and home care programs throughout the 9th District, and across the Commonwealth. Throughout his career, Congressman Keating has maintained a consistent record of fighting for the rights of working people, and has been a strong advocate for working families and labor. The members of 1199SEIU on Cape Cod and the South Coast are confident that he will continue to be a clear and consistent voice for his constituents in the 9th district. 1199SEIU members know that Congressman Keating shares their …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A Break-Even Analysis of the New England Groundfish Fishery for FY2009 and FY2010 (Break-Even Analysis), confirms that the Massachusetts groundfish fleet has experienced a significant 24 percent decline between 2009 and 2010.
Governor Deval Patrick today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce John E. Bryson renewing the Commonwealth’s request for $21 million in federal fisheries disaster assistance for Massachusetts fishing communities impacted by the federal “catch shares” program. The Governor’s request is accompanied by two new economic reports that document significant financial losses and dramatic consolidation in the Massachusetts-based groundfish fleet. “Massachusetts fishermen have suffered severe economic hardship due to the implementation of the catch shares program,” said Governor Patrick. “Under the federal program, we have seen a loss of jobs, vessels and businesses. I am requesting federal disaster assistance to mitigate these losses, and …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
A new redistricting plan changed the lay of the land for the South Coast and Cape, but who should be representing us?
As reported yesterday, Representative William Keating will make Bourne his new home as sweeping changes to congressional districts aim to provide a stronger voice to minority communities and adjust for a slowly growing population. "After talking with my wife Tevis and our children, Kristen and Patrick, I have decided to run in the new 9th Congressional District where we've owned a home for 17 years," Keating said in a statement. There has been some talk of his decision to move to Bourne as a way to avoid a race for a contested seat in the Boston Metro. Do you think he should run for the Cape/South Coast seat? Do you like the new redistricting plans? Do you think they make things more fair?