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Crisis at the MBTA

The MBTA’s dramatic problems have rightfully seized the attention of Greater Boston, including each of the communities I represent. While we weathered historic snowfalls, much of our transit system failed. I ride the T regularly and share the frustration and

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The Rogers Report with Belmont School System Superintendent John Phelan

Watch and listen as Rep. Rogers interviews the Belmont School System’s new Superintendent John Phelan.

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Legislation for the 2015/2016 Legislative Session

Criminal Justice and Drug Law Reform   H1559: An Act to promote public safety by improving the parole process H1559 is designed to make the parole process more predictable and transparent. The bill establishes a rebuttable presumption that prisoners should

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An Act concerning Media Literacy in Schools

H471: An Act Concerning Media Literacy in Schools (filed in the Senate as S349 by Senator Wolfe) This legislation requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to encourage media literacy education at every grade level and in conjunction with

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An Act relative to improving asthma in schools

H2042: An Act relative to improving asthma in schools (filed jointly with Representative Hecht) This bill requires schools with high levels of asthma to create an indoor air quality plan and recommends that such schools form environmental health committees. Additionally,

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An Act to establish a division of indoor environments within the Department of Public Health

H2043: An Act to establish a division of indoor environments within the Department of Public Health (filed jointly with Senator Pat Jehlen) This bill creates the Division of Indoor Environments within the Center for Environmental Health. A division with this

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An Act promoting radon testing

H2044: An Act promoting radon testing Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer nationally. Children are disproportionally affected by exposure, and Massachusetts has particularly high levels of radon. This bill requires (subject to appropriation) that all schools and

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An Act relative to crosswalk markings

H3071: An Act relative to crosswalk markings This bill updates our crosswalk markings to better protect pedestrians in the Commonwealth. Research has established that there are clearer, more effective markings for crosswalks than those we currently use and that these

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An Act to protect vulnerable road users

H3073: An Act to protect vulnerable road users (filed in the Senate as S1807 by Senator Brownsberger) The bill defines “vulnerable users” as:  (1) non-motorized users like bicyclists, pedestrians, and wheelchair users; (2) certain motorized users like people operating motorcycles,

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An Act to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes

H3072: An Act to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes (filed in the Senate as S1808 by Senator Brownsberger) This bill protects bicyclists by prohibiting motor vehicle operators from parking in on-street paths or lanes or placing the vehicle where it

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