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Quick scan of #buildingsafetybill announcement

Stand by my earlier statement to @itvlondon on #Hackitt review

“It’s a bastardised wish list which may prove cost prohibative to implement”

Will be interesting to see the detail on Monday but THREAD with headline comments.
Many in the sector have known about the fire safety & building standards issues & have raised formally via professional bodies, academic & practice based outputs + petitions to @GOVUK or regional

Fig 1 major fire loss incidents

So why’s it taken @govuk decades to respond!
Immediate steps were too little too late despite warnings of #Garnockcourt #lakanal + many other fires around the globe.

Reviews occurred in @ScotGovBldgStds of primary legislation in 2003

Concept of fire and building safety life cycle isn’t a new one see paper circa 2007/8
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Quick thread on schools and finances under COVID conditions for a minute before we get too far away from Worcester's vote last night
#WorcSchools #MAEdu
Because these are schools, I am quite certain we'll have an inevitable backlash that "we've gotten money" for managing coronavirus.
(insert here observation of how much backlash corporate funding gets)
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Ok, #Worcester folks, gather round, because it's time for another round of one of @niccommawoo's and my favorite subjects: knowing the #worcpoli official rules.
@niccommawoo We'll reference here the Worcester City Council Rules (voted each term) found online off the City Clerk page here:…
@niccommawoo Councilor King helped us out here by citing the rule he's using; it's Rule 30, which is reconsideration.
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March-4: .@LukePollard proposed a very sensible motion in response to #UKFloods, calling for an independent review into:
-Govt response
-Flood prevention/defence funding
-Insurance issues
-Lessons learned

Who could possibly vote against that?

You'd be surprised...

Dear constituents of #Telford, esp. #Ironbridge,

Your MP #LucyAllan voted against Mr Pollard's motion.

Instead she backed the watered-down version of the motion, committing to nothing very much.

If you want more than warm words, write to her.
#HoldThemToAccount #UKFloods

Dear constituents of #WyreValley, esp. #Bewdley,

Your MP #MarkGarnier voted against Mr Pollard's motion.

Instead he backed the watered-down version of the motion, committing to nothing very much.

If you want more than warm words, write to him.
#HoldThemToAccount #UKFloods
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Since the conference committee will not, it appears, release an agreed-upon version of the #StudentOpportunityAct this week, here’s an #FBRC thread from yesterday’s #70on70 presentation, #MAEdu
(This isn’t all the slides, just the SOA ones):
I do think that it is crucial to note that the main source of disagreement LAST session—which was both most of the money and most of the equity—was simply agreed to this session (and if you are not writing about that, you in my opinion are missing the story):
I can’t emphasize enough that all the goal numbers are PRE-INFLATIONARY, so these are not going to be the actual FY27 dollar amounts.
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Good afternoon #mapoli. Heading Worcester to Pittsfield via Springfield on the Lake Shore Limited with my friend Anne from @palmertrain. We're heading to bring awareness for future East-West Passenger Rail Across the Commonwealth
Check out my last trip from Boston-Springfield on @Amtrak Lake Shore Limited to Springfield. This time we're going all the way to Pittsfield
Went by the construction site of the @WooSox #Worcester cc: @chamberworc @TimMurray_MA
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H. 4137 House deliberation thread starts here:

The bill is here:

#FBRC #MAEdu #mapoli
warning you in advice that I cannot identify most members of the House. Sorry.
I do, however, spot @RepJimODay on the floor in his usual sartorial splendor.
My phone is plugged in behind me, so if you need me, please use something that will come to my laptop.
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A couple thoughts from the train on last night’s #Worcester School Committee forum.
First, you read Nicole, right?
Also, @ScottOConnellTG’s article has the video imbedded so go use one of your T&G articles on that.…
My major hope (not just as a candidate, but as a resident of Worcester) is that voters actually listen to what people say, not go by theories of who people are or connections they have.
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Good to see @RepMcGovern @MayorPetty @Sen_Chandler @SenMikeMoore @RepJimODay @RepDanDonahue and many others at the #Worcester Education Equity Legislative breakfast
And Rep @DavidLeBoeuf and @dante4schools and Jack Foley and Councilor King.
I’m going to ask for this full presentation (@WorcesterState sociology department), as the breakdown on access to advanced coursework was in here. This is graduation.
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Selected list of #indictments for June 27, June 28, and June 29, 2018
1. First Nationwide Undercover Operation Targeting Darknet Vendors Results in Arrests of More Than 35 Individuals Selling Illicit Goods and the Seizure of Weapons, Drugs and More Than $23.6 Million

#darknet #drugtrafficking #weaponstrafficking…
2. Multiple convictions in federal sex trafficking cases

#childsextrafficking #indianapolis #indiana…
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