Senator Eldridge’s remarks in Portuguese and English for the 2014 Brazilian Expo

Bom dia, e muito obrigado pela generosa introducao, Suely. Eu quero parabenizar a Suely e toda a sua equipe por organizarem a quinta exposicao anual brasileira. A Exposicao Brasileira eh um excelente oportunidade para demonstrar a todos aqui em Massachusetts a contribuicao que a comunidade Brasileira tem dado ao nosso estado, a riqueza da cultura […]

Senator Eldridge’s letter to the Health Connector

In light of the difficulties my constituents have had securing health care coverage through the Health Connector, please read my letter to the  Health Connector. This letter points out areas the new website and enrollment process could be improved and describes some of the difficulties my constituents have encountered with the Health Connector. Your feedback […]

Progressive Movement in the Legislature this Fall

With the Legislature ending its formal session for the year last week, it’s exciting to see the progressive victories that have happened over the past few months, and the momentum that is building in large part due to the work of liberal legislators, advocates and activists across Massachusetts. It’s important to remember and reflect upon […]

Corporate power in view on Beacon Hill

Last Friday night, I spoke to the Stow Conservation Trust at their annual meeting. The focus of my speech, no surprise, was on environmental issues up on Beacon Hill. I decided to emphasize the successes of the Patrick administration in protecting hundreds of thousands of acres of open space in the past seven years, and […]

Single-Payer Health Care Movement in the Era of Obamacare

Last week, I testified before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support of the single-payer health care bill I filed this session: S.515, An Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts. This legislation would guarantee that every resident has access to affordable, high quality health care, while also reducing costs for businesses and […]

My Experience at the National Day of Civic Hacking

I recently participated in the Boston meet up for the National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, June 1st. The National Day of Civic Hacking is inspired in part by President Obama’s Executive Order issued in May to establish an Open Data Policy and brought together citizens, software developers and entrepreneurs from all over the […]

A Letter from (the town of ) Shirley

By Senator Jamie Eldridge A month ago, I went before the Shirley Board of Selectman for my annual budget update. It’s an opportunity to talk about likely local aid numbers for the town, including for the town’s schools, and answer any questions that selectmen and the general public in attendance have about the state budget […]