BOSTON—Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) voted to pass legislation establishing a paid family and medical leave program for all Massachusetts workers. The bill creates a system for paid, job-protected leave for employees who must take time off from work to recover from their own serious health condition or to care for a new child or ill […]
By David Mark Posted Jul. 27, 2016 at 9:31 AM MAYNARD At a ceremony in Maynard on July 21, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the towns of Acton and Maynard met to oversee and celebrate groundbreaking for the $6.7 million construction of 3.4 miles of the Assabet River Rail Trial in the […]
Dear Senator Eldridge, Thank you for your inquiry regarding your constituents reporting to you that they are seeing fewer Keolis staff and crowded trains on the Fitchburg and Framingham/Worcester lines. Regarding staffing, ridership increases along with the new schedules have put additional demands on the available staff. Keolis has another batch of Assistant Conductors who […]
By Brad Avery An economic development bill recently passed by the Massachusetts state Senate includes $500,000 for the reconstruction of the Hudson downtown rotary on Main Street. Included as an amendment sponsored by state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton, the money will complete funding for the rotary project. According to Eldridge’s office, the town currently has […]
BOSTON—Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) voted to pass comprehensive legislation to modernize municipal finance and governance laws in Massachusetts, including provisions to eliminate or update obsolete laws, promote local independence, streamline state oversight and provide greater flexibility for cities and towns. Senator Eldridge filed a similar municipal modernization reform bill and a bill that would redefine how […]
Boston—The Harm Reduction and Drug Law Reform Caucus, co-chaired by Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) announced the passage of two priority pieces of legislation of the Caucus, the medical placement bill and a juvenile justice bill. “I am pleased that some of the leading priorities of the Harm Reduction and Drug […]
By Colin A. Young State House News Service Posted Jul. 13, 2016 at 8:08 PM BOSTON – With three Democrats siding with the chamber’s six Republicans, the Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that supporters said will better protect consumers going through debt collection processes The bill (S 2409) sponsored by Sen. Jamie Eldridge […]
After Governor Baker proposed an amendment in the FY17 budget that would limit rather than expand treatment coverage, Senator Eldridge and Senator Gobi wrote to Senate President Rosenberg urging that the Senate take up H.4491, An Act relative to long-term antibiotic therapy for the treatment of Lyme disease. Read their Lyme Disease treatment letter here.