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Republican State Rep Geoff Diehl, less than 24 hours after being officially sworn in as a member of the 187th general court, is making it clear he’s ready to get to work. Diehl took time away from an inaugural celebration at the Abington Ale House for his supporters to tell WATD what’s on his mind.
Diehl of Whitman is part of a wave of incoming Republicans to the Massachusetts House. He said the overriding issues, going into his first term as a state rep, include the state’s economy, the state budget deficit, health care costs, benefits to illegal immigrants–which he is against–and ethics.
Diehl said there still needs to be work done on lowing healthcare costs, which he believes contributes to budget problems. Diehl also said he plans to file legislation to make local aid a fully-funded mandate, and not discretionary spending as it is now.
Democrat Allen J. McCarthy was unseated by Republican challenger Geoff Diehl last night in the race for the 7th Plymouth District seat. Diehl, from Whitman, works as an account executive for a New Bedford sign company. The 7th Plymouth district includes Whitman, Abington and East Bridgewater. Read the rest of this entry »