Senator Eldridge Votes to Increase Earned Income Tax Credit, Lifts Personal Exemption to Help Working Families

BOSTON- Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) today voted to pass an increase in the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit designed to help working families. The Senate also passed an increase in the state’s personal tax exemption, guaranteeing that everyone in Massachusetts will receive an income tax reduction in the next year. “Increasing the EITC is the most […]

Eldridge ranked as “True Leader” on Environmental Issues by Environmental League of Massachusetts

Senator nails perfect score on inaugural ELM scorecard  BOSTON — Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) is a true leader on environmental issues, according to his perfect scores on the Environmental League of Massachusetts’ unique and inaugural legislative scorecard. The scorecard gauges true leadership on environmental issues – not just votes, upending more traditional rankings that are […]

Senator Eldridge, Representative Dykema Receive 2014 Legislator of the Year Award from the MWRA Advisory Board

Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Carolyn Dkyema (D-Holliston) receiving the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) Advisory Board 2014 Legislator of the Year Award, with Fred Laskey, Executive Director of the MWRA. BOSTON—(Thursday, March 19) Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) received the 2014 Legislator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Water […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE RECIEVES NATIONAL HOUSING AWARD IN WASHINGTON, DC

Eldridge receives first-ever “Making a Difference Award from National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) for his leadership on passing affordable housing bond bill, public housing authority reform, and supporting homeless families and individuals WASHINGTON, DC—Senator Jamie Eldridge received the first-ever “Making a Difference” Award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE, REPRESENTATIVE GARBALLEY FILE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE LEGISLATION FOR 2015-2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

BOSTON—Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Garballey (D-Arlington) filed restorative justice legislation for the 2015-2016 legislative session that creates an option for law enforcement and courts to refer juvenile and low-level adult responsible parties to a community-based restorative justice program in lieu of or alongside other responses. “I look forward to working this session with Representative […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE FILES AND COSPONSORS LEGISLATION FOR 2015-2016 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Eldridge legislation focuses on increasing local aid, combating inequality, expanding access to health care, fighting climate change, stimulating economy, investing in transportation and improving government transparency BOSTON – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announced today that he has filed legislation for the 2015-2016 legislative session. Senator Eldridge filed a total of 91 bills on topics […]

Senator Eldridge to Lead State Senate “Commonwealth Conversations” Metrowest Tour and hear firsthand from residents

Senators lead statewide tour to reach out to the people of MetroWest NEWTON- Kicking off the next leg of a statewide tour of Senate districts on Monday, March 2nd, Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) will lead the MetroWest delegation to tour businesses, universities and local organizations to listen to the concerns of the residents of MetroWest. […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE, REPRESENTATIVE DECKER, SENATOR DOWNING, SENATOR CREEM, AND CHILDREN’S HEALTHWATCH HOLD BRIEFING ON EXPANDING THE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

BOSTON– Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge), Senator Ben Downing (D-Pittsfield), Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton), and Children’s HealthWatch, a non-profit based at Boston Medical Center, today hosted a briefing on expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) in Massachusetts at the State House. “I am proud to introduce legislation this session that […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE ANNOUNCES MAJOR COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS IN NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Eldridge will chair Financial Services, and serve as Vice-chair of Global Warming and State Administration committees BOSTON— State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) was elected as the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, and Vice-chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, and Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE SWORN IN AS STATE SENATOR TO REPRESENT MIDDLESEX AND WORCESTER DISTRICT FOR FOURTH TERM

Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and his mother, Betsy Eldridge, in front of the Senate Chamber rostrum after the swearing-in ceremony held in the Chamber. BOSTON– (Wednesday, January 7th) Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) was sworn-in for his fourth term as State Senator of the Middlesex and Worcester District in a formal ceremony held in the Senate […]