For Immediate Release 1/29/09 Local aid was cut by 9% in the budget cuts made by Governor Patrick this week, while Chapter 70 funding for the local schools remained untouched. Massachusetts law requires the Governor to balance a budget each year, which means that whenever his administration determines that there will not be enough revenue […]
For Immediate Release 1/15/09 Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) has announced his State Senate staff, including Neel Chaudhury as Chief of Staff, Sally Schnitzer as Legislative Director, Melissa Threadgill as Communications Director, Brendan Jarboe as Legislative Aide, Peggy Ayers as District Director, and Beata Bujalska as Office Manager. “I’ve brought together a talented, well-seasoned group of […]
[singlepic=4,320,240,,right] For Immediate Release 1/8/09 Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) took his official oath of office yesterday morning in a formal ceremony held in the Senate Chamber of the State House. “I enter the Senate well aware of the enormous challenges facing our district and our state,” noted Eldridge. “We need to preserve vital services – […]
Should free speech be curbed in the name of good government? The debate, which has hovered over U.S. political campaigns for years, has taken on new fervor in the wake of recent political scandals. In Massachusetts state Senator Jamie Eldridge introduced legislation that would limit the ability of state contractors to contribute to politicians, or even to solicit donations.
By Paul Crocetti/Daily News staff 1/8/2009 BOSTON – Mindful of history and responsibility, new state legislators took the oath of office at the State House yesterday.