Mass Senate’s “Commonwealth Conversations” a hit – now it’s time for action

Over the past two months, the State Senate toured Massachusetts to make government even more accessible and hear directly from residents on issues that matter most to them. It was a memorable and heartening experience to hear people express their thoughts about the FY16 budget, legislation, and policy that they believe would benefit the Commonwealth […]

Senator Jamie Eldridge remarks at the NAHRO DC Conference Awards Ceremony on March 16th, 2015

Thank you very much, Steven [Steven Meritt]. It’s a tremendous honor, one of the greatest in my career as a legislator, to be receive this award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and to be before public housing advocates, administrators, and staff from across the United States. Thank you for all […]

State Senate’s “Commonwealth Conversations” Tour of Central Massachusetts

On Wednesday, February 11th, around a dozen State Senators toured five communities in Central Massachusetts, as part of the “Commonwealth Conversations” called upon by Senate President Stan Rosenberg in his January 7th swearing-in address, and organized by Senator Michael Rodrigues. The tour provided  a great opportunity to hear directly from everyday residents in a county […]

2015-2016 Bill List

Here are my bills for the 2015-2016 legislative session. From income equality to combating climate change, I am proud to be the lead sponsor of 91 bills this session. Members of the public are welcome to contact me at the State House at 617-722-1120 any time with questions, comments and concerns. For a list of […]

Blue Mass Group: Hope for grassroots movements’ impacts on 2015-2016 legislative session

Last week, the 2015-2016 legislative session began, with the swearing-in of the 189th General Court, and Governor Charlie Baker the following day. Media attention was focused on the three primary leaders of elected government: Governor Baker, Senate President Stan Rosenberg, and Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. In their first public remarks for this two-year […]

Blue Mass Group: Update on the “ATMs in Casinos” amendment from the State House

By Jamie Eldridge After being alerted by the Stop Predatory Gambling organization yesterday about an amendment added to H.4110, the Bank Modernization Act ( ) on December 24th, a few legislators including myself attended informal session, to get a clearer idea of what exactly was intended by the House and Senate Ways and Means […]

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 […]