Boston Herald/Cape Cod Times: Time to soften approach to nonviolent drug crimes

As co-chairmen of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform Caucus, we applaud Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants for his powerful call to end mandatory minimums for nonviolent drug offenses. As anyone can tell from the opiate crisis affecting every Massachusetts community, the data are disturbing. Though the number of prisoners […]

MWDN: Eldridge on Question 2: Vote for a better Bottle Bill

By State Senator Jamie Eldridge On Tuesday, November 4th, Massachusetts voters have the opportunity to improve the Bottle Bill, by voting “yes” on Question 2. Question 2 will make our parks, our streets, and our neighborhoods cleaner, by increasing recycling across Massachusetts. Litter will be reduced in every community by merely expanding a common-sense law, […]

MWDN: Eldridge: Save Fannie, Freddie and homeownership

By State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Housing Often, issues that arise in Washington don’t affect the average Massachusetts resident – usually the partisan gridlock prevents sweeping policy changes from interrupting our everyday lives. However, when there is legislation pending on Capitol Hill that impacts home ownership and the ability […]

Eldridge and Dykema: Water is worth an investment

By State Senator Jamie Eldridge and Representative Carolyn Dykema MetroWest Daily News August 4, 2013 Every day, without thinking twice, we wash our faces and brush our teeth with safe, clean water. Water plays a fundamental role in our everyday lives, yet we often fail to appreciate the systems that bring it to our tap […]

MWDN, Tim Murray leaves a record of accomplishment

By Senator Jamie Eldridge With Tim Murray leaving the office of the lieutenant governor this past Sunday, it’s important to remember his dedication to public service and his work to improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. With the strong partnership that existed between Governor Patrick and Lt. Gov. Murray, many […]