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Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit

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Legislation for the 192nd Session

Each new session brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm to the State House as members file legislation for the two-year session. I have been consulting with key advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Massachusetts Immigration & Refugee Advocacy

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Racial Justice and Maternal Health Equity Resolve

In keeping with the House’s ongoing commitment to protecting public health and safety, the House passed health care legislation to facilitate the use of telemedicine as well as strengthen community hospitals. The House passed An Act to reduce racial inequities

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Children’s Health and Wellness

The Legislature recently passed the Child Wellness Bill, which provides a unique opportunity for the Commonwealth to support students that are challenged with complex health and wellness needs. This bill addresses child wellness on several different fronts, including securing healthcare

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Laura’s Law Passes in the Legislature!

An Act ensuring safe patient access to emergency care: This bill was filed with the support of Peter DeMarco, who tragically lost his wife Laura Levis after she attempted to enter the Somerville Hospital Emergency Department while experiencing an asthma attack, but

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Resolve providing for the creation of a special commission relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth

The Legislature recently passed a resolve that establishes a special commission to investigate the features of the official state seal and motto, including those that potentially have been unwittingly harmful to or misunderstood by the citizens of the Commonwealth, and to make any recommendations for changes to the seal and motto. For more information, please visit here.

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An Act Relative to Sexual Violence on College Campuses

An Act Relative to Sexual Violence on College Campuses ensures that the sexual assault reporting and response requirements set by the Obama administration not only stay in place, but are made stronger than ever before. It also requires every Massachusetts college and university to administer an anonymous sexual assault climate surveys to theirstudents.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

UPDATED 4/7/2021: Commonwealth residents age 55+ AND people with at least one certain medical condition are now eligible to schedule vaccine appointments. If you have not done so already, you can visit the State’s pre-registration page and follow the instructions

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

Update (2/1/2021): Final Police Reform bill summary signed into Law: An 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

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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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