Senate Passes Local Housing Authority Bill

Senator Eldridge champions provides greater accountability and transparency, establishes quality standards while empowering tenants BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to strengthen requirements of local housing authorities, increase performance management, and encourage innovation in future housing development. There are currently over 240 local housing authorities in Massachusetts. “This bill takes necessary steps […]

Senate Passes Environmental Bond Bill

Eldridge secures funding for new Water Innovation Trust, DEP water quality monitoring BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday, July 10th, unanimously passed a bill providing for the preservation and improvement of land, parks and clean energy in the Commonwealth. “This bill allows us to protect some of the state’s most important natural resources,” said Senator […]

SENATE PASSES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BILL TO STIMULATE ECONOMY

Eldridge provision to uncap liquor licenses to communities included BOSTON –Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) on Tuesday, July 1st, joined his Senate colleagues to pass legislation, 37-1, to promote economic development and make investments to create jobs, stimulating the Massachusetts economy. The bill makes targeted investments in the state’s economic drivers including innovation and Big Data, workforce […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE’S BILL TO PROTECT ABANDONED ANIMALS UNANIMOUSLY PASSES SENATE

Bill would require landlords and foreclosing owners to check units for abandoned animals BOSTON—The Senate voted unanimously 39-0 in favor a bill sponsored by Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) that would protect animals and require landlords and foreclosing owners to inspect units for abandoned animals within three days of vacating a unit. “This bill takes steps […]

JOINT COMMITTEE ON HOUSING RELEASES PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY REFORM BILL

Bill provides greater accountability and transparency, establishes quality standards while empowering tenants BOSTON – June 18, 2014 – The Joint Committee on Housing today released legislation that improves state-aided public housing programs through greater transparency and increases operational capacity at local housing authorities across the Commonwealth. “This bill takes necessary steps to improve public housing […]

SENATOR ELDRIDGE, REPRESENTATIVE BENSON ANNOUNCE HARVARD SOLAR GARDEN BILL ADVANCES OUT OF REVENUE COMMITTEE

Home Rule Petition Would Allow More Harvard Residents to Benefit from Solar Power BOSTON— Legislation that would help establish a shared community solar garden in the town of Harvard sponsored by Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg) received a favorable report from the Joint Committee on Revenue on Thursday, June 12th. S.2138, […]

Senator Eldridge, Representative Hogan Announce Patrick Administration Awards 59K to Upgrade Pump at Municipal Water Facility in Hudson

BOSTON – Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) announced that the Patrick Administration today awarded $59K to replace the main lift pump system at the Hudson wastewater treatment facility. The Patrick Administration awarded $1.7M statewide to help fund 31 clean energy projects at drinking water and wastewater facilities across the Commonwealth. The projects […]

Senator Eldridge, Representative Gregoire Announce Patrick Administration Awards 26K to Upgrade Boiler at Millham Water Treatment Facility in Marlborough

BOSTON – Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Gregoire (D-Marlborough) announced that the Patrick Administration today awarded $26K to replace the boiler at the Millham wastewater treatment facility. The Patrick Administration awarded $1.7M statewide to help fund 31 clean energy projects at drinking water and wastewater facilities across the Commonwealth. The projects aim to cut energy […]

Senator Eldridge Votes to Pass Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Boosts spending to cities and towns, increases support for housing, human services and environment BOSTON – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announced that the Massachusetts Senate completed its Fiscal Year 2015 budget debate on Thursday evening, May 22nd, passing a balanced $36.2 billion budget after months of budget meetings, advocacy, and rallies at the State House. […]

ASSABET RIVER RAIL TRAIL RECEIVES $726K FROM STATE FOR FINAL DESIGN

BOSTON– The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO), the state planning agency which decides how federal transportation dollars are spent for metropolitan Boston communities, including Acton and Maynard, recently voted to issue $726K for the final design services to the Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT). The ARRT segment runs from the Commuter Rail Station […]