Senator Eldridge Votes to Repeal RMV License Suspension Law for Drug Offenses

Reform a top priority of criminal justice reform BOSTON- Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) voted yesterday to pass Senate Bill 2014, An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension. This bill repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a […]

Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform Caucus Endorses Priority Bill To Repeal RMV Law that Limits Job Opportunities for Drug Offenders

Bill to be debated by Senate today BOSTON—The Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland), endorsed a priority bill of the Caucus that lessens harmful barriers to successful reintegration into the community. S.1812/H.3039, An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension, filed by […]

Senator Eldridge, Representatives Benson and Harrington Announce $12.5K Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grants for Ayer

Funding will advance clean energy projects, improve water system efficiency BOSTON – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Representatives Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) and Sheila Harrington (R-Groton) announced that the Baker-Polito Administration and the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) awarded $12.5K in Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants to develop clean energy projects for Ayer. “As a strong […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE, SENATOR FLANAGAN, REPRESENTATIVES NAUGHTON AND BENSON ANNOUNCE $940K CDBG GRANT FOR SHIRLEY AND LANCASTER

Funding will improve housing, benefit the public, spur economic development BOSTON—Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) Representative Harold Naughton (D-Lancaster) and Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) announced that the Towns of Shirley and Lancaster have been awarded a $940K Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE ADVOCATES FOR COMMUTER RAIL TRAIN STATION IMPROVEMENTS TO BAKER ADMINISTRATION

Governor’s MBTA improvements should extend to suburban commuters BOSTON– Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) requested capital improvements funding for MBTA commuter rail stations throughout the Middlesex and Worcester district from the Baker administration, addressed to the Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and MBTA officials. The train stations focused on in the letter are located in Acton, […]

Senator Eldridge Votes to Override Governor’s Vetoes on Education, Housing, Economic Development and Local Aid

BOSTON –Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) voted to take final action on the FY16 budget. These veto overrides will enhance support for Massachusetts residents and municipalities, and ensure that local programs, education funding, and economic development initiatives are well funded by the legislature. “I’m pleased with investments the Senate and House has made in the FY16 budget […]

Senator Eldridge urges State Senate to override Governor Baker’s vetoes

Highlighted cuts speak to Governor’s lack of vision on education, housing, environment, and human services Boston – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) urged Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to vote to override multiple vetoes by Governor Baker that have a direct impact on the quality of life of the people of the district, in an […]

Senator Eldridge, Representative Hogan Announce State Library of Massachusetts Receives $1.2 Million to Fund the Digitization of Legal Documents

Digitization will promote public access to government documents BOSTON- Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) announced that the State Library of Massachusetts has been awarded a $1.2M grant from capital bond that will continue to fund a valuable digitization project. The purpose of this project is to digitize the most highly used […]

ELDRIDGE, BENSON, ATKINS AMENDMENT FOR 150K FOR THE DISCOVERY MUSEUMS PASSES IN ENACTED BUDGET

Amendment supports educational science programs for people of all ages at the Acton museum BOSTON—Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg), and Representative Cory Atkins (D-Concord) voted for the enactment of the Senate and House version of the budget that includes an amendment that provides $150,000 for development of an educational program for children […]

ELDRIDGE, GREGOIRE SECURE 250K PLAYGROUND RENOVATION PROJECT IN MARLBOROUGH IN ENACTED BUDGET

BOSTON—Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough) voted for the enactment of the House and Senate budget that included an amendment he filed that provides $250 thousand for park and playground projects in the City of Marlborough. “I am pleased that the House and Senate version of the budget included funding for renovating our […]