Disappointing year for local legislators

By Loren Savini,  State House Correspondent,  The Sun Chronicle

BOSTON – With the 2013 legislative session all but over, Attleboro area legislators are giving mixed reviews on the highs and lows of the year – from the passage-followed-by-repeal of the tech tax to a move toward a higher minimum wage.

But if there is one thing they all agree upon, it is that more needed to be done.

“We actually accomplished some things, but there’s a lot left on the table,” said Rep. Betty Poirier, R-North Attleboro.

The Legislature wrapped up business for the year last Wednesday.

It will return to work in January, facing the task of crafting another state budget and following up on unresolved issues, including the melding of House and Senate bills on changes in the welfare system and additional benefits for veterans.

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