NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Senate President Therese Murray will be guest speaker at the March Membership Breakfast of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce on March 7.
The breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Blissful Meadows Golf Club, 801 Chockalog Road, Uxbridge.
Cost is $25 for members, $35 for nonmembers.
Therese Murray, 37, of Plymouth and the mother of one daughte,was elected senator of the Plymouth and Barnstable District in 1992 and became the first woman president of the Massachusetts Senate in March 2007.
She has been a driving force behind children’s issues and health care reform efforts, and helped pass landmark legislation including Children’s Mental Health and the Health Care Reform Act of 2006.
Murray also co-authored and passed legislation in 2009 to restructure the transportation system; oversaw a comprehensive string of reforms, including improvements in the state pension system, and our ethics, lobbying and campaign finance laws; and in 2010 passed an economic development bill and small business legislation to streamline state agencies, reduce operating costs and create new opportunities for investment and growth.
In 2011, Murray continued to lead the Senate’s reform agenda, overseeing legislation to reorganize the Trial Court and Probation Department and establish a transparent hiring process, further eliminating abuses in the state pension system, cracking down on human trafficking in Massachusetts, and authoring fundamental changes in how state government should operate with regard to state finance laws and performance management requirements.
Prior to becoming Senate president, Murray served as chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee for four years, where her main responsibility was crafting the annual state budget.
To pre-register only, call the Chamber at 508-234-9090 extension 100 or register online http://www.blackstonevalley.org/events/index.php#Home%20&%20Business.