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An Act relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT Legislative SummaryAn Act relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law Enforcement in the Commonwealth makes significant reforms to policing in Massachusetts by establishing, for the first time, an independent commission for the state-wide certification of all

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Local Funding Obtained for the District this Year

Transportation Bond Bill This year, the Legislature passed a major transportation bond bill authorizing a series of transportation-related projects. A bond bill, unlike a direct spending bill, authorizes the Governor with the bonding capacity to fund these projects. Although we

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Major Police Reform

Following a lengthy, 3-day debate on police reform — and many close, hard fought votes — the House passed legislation that will restructure policing in Massachusetts in a fundamental way, An Act relative to Justice, Equity and Accountability in Law

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The Roadmap – “Net Zero” Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050

In the final week of July, the Massachusetts House took up far reaching legislation addressing climate change and environmental justice. First, a little context is in order. Unfortunately, it is context no doubt of which many of you are already

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Legislation Filed to Ensure Racial and Social Justice

Long having made criminal justice reform central to my work as your Representative, I am deeply engaged in a variety of discussions about what reforms we will undertake here in Massachusetts in the wake of the murder of George Floyd

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Black Lives Matter

No words describe the depth of our sadness and fury at the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbrey, and the countless other abuses and injustices heaped upon communities of color across our country. As if these egregious acts of

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Reducing Our Use of Harmful Pesticides

While the monumental challenge of addressing climate change — quite understandably and necessarily — dominates most current discussion concerning environmental issues, many other public policy issues relating to our environment also need careful attention and action. One such issue is

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Continuing Focus on Criminal Justice

Last session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed groundbreaking criminal justice reform legislation, An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform (the “CJ Reform Act”). It has been hailed by some as a “blueprint” for what criminal justice reform should look like across the country.

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The Roe Act: Protecting The Right To Choose

As we enter a new decade, it is useful to measure the degree of progress we have made to protect the principles of individual liberty. And one of those areas of liberty and personal autonomy is the right to choose. Abortion has

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2019 Year in Review

As 2019 ends, now is a good time to review some of the work the Legislature has done this year, the first half of the two year 191st legislative session. We have accomplished a lot so far. Not only did

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