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The Way We Spend Reflects Who and What We Value – Rep. Rogers’ Thoughts on the FY2017 Budget

The process of crafting Massachusetts’ budget began in January with the Governor’s budget proposal. The House is now developing its budget, to be followed by the Senate’s budget deliberations and ultimately a conference committee to resolve differences between the two.

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2013/2014 Legislative Session Roundup

I am pleased to report that we have passed a number of pieces major legislation to help move our Commonwealth forward during the 2013/2014 legislative session. The Legislature’s ability to act boldly on these important initiatives is particularly notable in

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Rep Rogers Op Ed on Election Law Reform

The following will be published in the Belmont Citizen Herald, the Arlington Advocate, and the Cambridge Chronicle: Two weeks ago the Massachusetts House and Senate passed the final version of a comprehensive election laws bill. Governor Patrick quickly signed the

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Congestion on Fresh Pond Parkway

The following statement was released jointly by State Senator Will Brownsberger, State Senator Pat Jehlen, Representative Jon Hecht and Representative Dave Rogers. If you commute inbound from Belmont, Watertown or West Cambridge, there is one problem you always have to

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Representative Rogers on Gun Safety

Fueled by many factors, including the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., and ongoing gun violence plaguing our cities, the call for gun safety legislation has arisen nationally and here in Massachusetts. Due to the complete inability to

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Rep Rogers on the Minimum Wage

Massachusetts is poised to increase its minimum wage, which is currently set at $8 an hour. There are three versions of a proposed minimum wage hike currently in play: the Senate version; the House version; and a ballot initiative that will go directly

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Representative Rogers’ Op Ed on the House Welfare Debate

The Massachusetts House recently passed a comprehensive welfare reform bill. The impetus for reform arose primarily from concern about potential waste and fraud in welfare programs as highlighted in reports by the Inspector General and State Auditor. For instance, some

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Representative Rogers Reviews the State Budget

Read Representative Rogers’ review of the state budget.

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July 2013 Email Newsletter

In his email newsletter for July, 2013, Representative Rogers outlines the final State Budget for Fiscal Year 2014, reviews the status of the Transportation Revenue Package, and discusses an important criminal justice reform.  He also announces his TV show, the

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Representative Rogers’ Thoughts on An Important Criminal Justice Reform

Read Representative Rogers’ thoughts on expanding juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18.

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