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Time for medical release law for terminally ill inmates in Massachusetts

Below is an op-ed I co-authored with Senator Pat Jehlen on why Massachusetts should release terminally ill inmates from incarceration to a supervised community setting in cases where a judge has determined that an inmate is permanently incapacitated and no … Continue reading

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Why Single Payer should be the next step for healthcare reform in MA

Earlier this week, I testified in support of H.1026, An Act establishing Medicare for all in Massachusetts, which was heard before the Joint Committee on Health Care Finance. I wanted to share with you my testimony on why I think … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Push for Strong Solar Bill

It is critical for the Commonwealth to promote emerging sources of renewable energy in order to meet our greenhouse emissions goals as well as to end our dependence on natural gas. Massachusetts is a nationally recognized clean energy leader because … Continue reading

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Revenue Committee Votes in Favor of “Fair Share Tax”

The Joint Committee on Revenue voted 12-4 in favor of the “Fair Share Tax” amendment during an Executive Session yesterday. This was the next in a series of steps necessary before the initiative can appear on the 2018 ballot – … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Closure Creates Opportunity to Boost Renewable Energy Production

The announcement last month of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station’s closure, the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, is a great opportunity to increase the amount of electricity the Commonwealth generates from renewable energy sources. Pilgrim is the source of 14% … Continue reading

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MassDOT Seeks Community Input on Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a series of community conversations to seek input from residents to help develop the agency’s 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP), including a public meeting in Cambridge on Thursday, October 22. The meeting … Continue reading

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DCR Seeks Applicants for Lifeguard Positions

With the summer season quickly approaching, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is currently seeking certified lifeguards and head lifeguards to serve at the agency’s many pools and inland and ocean beaches across the Commonwealth. DCR lifeguards are professional … Continue reading

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Early Retirement Board Now Accepting Applications

The State Retirement Board has developed an informative web page with information for executive agency employees who are considering whether or not to take advantage of the Early Retirement Incentive Program (ERIP). It includes important items such as the application … Continue reading

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