BOSTON -- Rep. Jennifer Benson, of Lunenburg, who represents the 37th Middlesex District, was hospitalized late Monday afternoon at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with an infection and is in stable condition. Per medical advice, Representative Benson will remain in the hospital and not be present for roll call votes in the House for at least 24-48 hours.

Representative Benson has conveyed her budget priorities to the House Committee on Ways and Means and notified her colleagues of them in writing. Her legislative aides are in close touch with the Representative and will be working with the House Committee on Ways and Means and Speaker's Office throughout this period.

Updates will be provided as necessary.

Should you have any questions you can contact Catherine Bunker or Meagan Greene in Representative Benson's State House office (617-722-2430).