Senator Eldridge files local budget amendments to help veterans, combat food insecurity, increase transportation options, and improve recreational facilities for people with disabilities in the Middlesex and Worcester district

Boston (MA) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) has filed earmark amendments to the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee’s FY21 budget proposal that would make targeted investments in the Middlesex and Worcester District. Eldridge’s amendments would make the War Memorial Building in the Town of Shirley ADA compliant, improve facilities at Miracle Field in Read more about Senator Eldridge files local budget amendments to help veterans, combat food insecurity, increase transportation options, and improve recreational facilities for people with disabilities in the Middlesex and Worcester district[…]

Eldridge backs budget amendments to raise an estimated $600 million in progressive revenue

Boston (MA) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) has filed amendments to the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee FY20 budget proposal that would raise an estimated $165 million in new revenue for the Commonwealth. He has also co-sponsored proposals that would raise an estimated $430 million in revenue annually. “At a time when Massachusetts Read more about Eldridge backs budget amendments to raise an estimated $600 million in progressive revenue[…]

Acton’s Kelley’s Corner Improvement Project Moves Forward

MassDOT Commits to Funding the Completion of the Design for Acton’s Kelley’s Corner Improvement Project ACTON (MA) – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has committed to funding the remaining design costs for the project. The Town of Acton funded the cost of the design through the 25% phase. On April 1, Acton Town Meeting Read more about Acton’s Kelley’s Corner Improvement Project Moves Forward[…]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE VOTES FOR BILLS ON NON-BINARY GENDER LICENSE OPTION, CYCLIST SAFETY; OVERRIDES WELFARE CAP VETO

BOSTON —State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate last week to pass legislation allowing for a non-binary option for gender on drivers’ licenses and birth certificates, new requirements for cyclists and motorists that promote safety for everybody who uses the road, and a final effort to lift the so-called ‘Cap Read more about SENATOR ELDRIDGE VOTES FOR BILLS ON NON-BINARY GENDER LICENSE OPTION, CYCLIST SAFETY; OVERRIDES WELFARE CAP VETO[…]

Senator Eldridge Announces 39th Annual Senior Conference at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough

Annual Senior Conference to feature free breakfast and lunch, a variety of services, workshops, and entertainment MARLBOROUGH—State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) today announced details for the 39th annual Senior Conference at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School Thursday, April 18th. The Senior Conference will feature a variety of services, workshops, food, and entertainment free for Read more about Senator Eldridge Announces 39th Annual Senior Conference at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough[…]

Senator Eldridge Votes To Boost Effective Welfare Policies

Senate bill eliminates the ‘Cap on Kids’ and includes $30M for the Low Income Heating Energy Assistance Program (Boston, MA) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) last week voted to pass a supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2019 of $143.9 million in spending to help low-income working families who are struggling from federal cuts to Read more about Senator Eldridge Votes To Boost Effective Welfare Policies[…]

Eldridge proposes bold Freedom Agenda to eliminate poverty, invest in public education, make healthcare a right, and transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean energy

Eldridge also cosponsoring more than 800 bills to support colleagues’ bold efforts (BOSTON) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announced that he has filed 46 Senate bills and cosponsored more than 800 bills in the House and Senate for the 191th session of the Massachusetts Legislature. Eldridge’s bold legislative agenda would reduce the resource and Read more about Eldridge proposes bold Freedom Agenda to eliminate poverty, invest in public education, make healthcare a right, and transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean energy[…]

State Senator Eldridge and State Representative Robinson to Co-Chair Clean Energy Caucus

Caucus will push for bold action on clean energy legislation to reverse destructive impact of climate change (BOSTON) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and State Representative Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) announced today that they will co-chair the Massachusetts Legislature’s Clean Energy Caucus (CEC), formerly the Green Economy Caucus. “I’m impressed by Representative Robinson’s years of Read more about State Senator Eldridge and State Representative Robinson to Co-Chair Clean Energy Caucus[…]

Summary of the new Massachusetts “Airbnb” bill

As the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, I was pleased that Governor Baker signed the short-term rental (Airbnb) bill into law last week! I’m thankful to House co-chair Aaron Michlewitz who did a tremendous amount of work on the bill. Together we held hearings on regulating and taxing short-term rentals (STRs) Read more about Summary of the new Massachusetts “Airbnb” bill[…]

Legislature sends civics education bill to Governor’s desk

Legislation enacts a hands-on and experiential approach to fostering civic engagement BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature this week sent S.2631, An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement, to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk for his signature. The bill incorporates project-based learning components, encourages the instruction of civic competencies – including news and media literacy – Read more about Legislature sends civics education bill to Governor’s desk[…]