Eldridge proposes bold Freedom Agenda to eliminate poverty, invest in public education, make healthcare a right, and transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean energy

Eldridge also cosponsoring more than 800 bills to support colleagues’ bold efforts (BOSTON) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announced that he has filed 46 Senate bills and cosponsored more than 800 bills in the House and Senate for the 191th session of the Massachusetts Legislature. Eldridge’s bold legislative agenda would reduce the resource and Read more about Eldridge proposes bold Freedom Agenda to eliminate poverty, invest in public education, make healthcare a right, and transition Massachusetts to 100 percent clean energy[…]

State Senator Eldridge and State Representative Robinson to Co-Chair Clean Energy Caucus

Caucus will push for bold action on clean energy legislation to reverse destructive impact of climate change (BOSTON) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) and State Representative Maria Robinson (D-Framingham) announced today that they will co-chair the Massachusetts Legislature’s Clean Energy Caucus (CEC), formerly the Green Economy Caucus. “I’m impressed by Representative Robinson’s years of Read more about State Senator Eldridge and State Representative Robinson to Co-Chair Clean Energy Caucus[…]

Summary of the new Massachusetts “Airbnb” bill

As the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, I was pleased that Governor Baker signed the short-term rental (Airbnb) bill into law last week! I’m thankful to House co-chair Aaron Michlewitz who did a tremendous amount of work on the bill. Together we held hearings on regulating and taxing short-term rentals (STRs) Read more about Summary of the new Massachusetts “Airbnb” bill[…]

Legislature sends civics education bill to Governor’s desk

Legislation enacts a hands-on and experiential approach to fostering civic engagement BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature this week sent S.2631, An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement, to Governor Charlie Baker’s desk for his signature. The bill incorporates project-based learning components, encourages the instruction of civic competencies – including news and media literacy – Read more about Legislature sends civics education bill to Governor’s desk[…]

Littleton receives $1.5 million state grant for smart sewer project

LITTLETON (MA) – The Town of Littleton was presented with a $1.5 million grant from Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash this week through the state’s MassWorks Infrastructure Program to assist with the town’s Smart Sewer project. The project will serve up to 230 properties in the Littleton Common and nearby surrounding areas. This Read more about Littleton receives $1.5 million state grant for smart sewer project[…]

Senator Jamie Eldridge recognized as a champion by key environmental group

MARLBOROUGH (MA) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) achieved the highest points total of any lawmaker in the Massachusetts Legislature in the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM) Action Fund’s 2017-2018 Legislative Scorecard on environmental protection. The scorecard rates legislative action, not merely votes. “I am honored to be recognized by the ELM Action Fund as Read more about Senator Jamie Eldridge recognized as a champion by key environmental group[…]

Acton receives $75,000 state grant for shuttle services

BOSTON – The Town of Acton has been awarded $75,000 from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) through the agency’s Community Transit Grant Program to increase access to shuttle services for seniors and residents with disabilities in Acton, Boxborough, Littleton, and Maynard. “Increasing access to shuttle services will allow seniors and people with disabilities in Read more about Acton receives $75,000 state grant for shuttle services[…]

Legislature sends dyslexia legislation to Governor’s desk

Bill creates early intervention supports critical to ensuring students with dyslexia learn to read on time BOSTON – The Massachusetts Legislature unanimously engrossed An Act relative to students with dyslexia today to help thousands of students in the commonwealth who suffer from dyslexia. “I have learned from families in my district that our education system Read more about Legislature sends dyslexia legislation to Governor’s desk[…]

Animal Welfare Groups and State Officials Celebrate PAWS II Passage

Boston (MA) – State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) today joined animal rights activists and Governor Charlie Baker to celebrate the ceremonial signing of An Act to protect animal welfare and safety in cities and towns (PAWS II). “I’m proud of the PAWS II legislation that passed this session, strengthening the protection of animals in Massachusetts,” Read more about Animal Welfare Groups and State Officials Celebrate PAWS II Passage[…]

Environmental Bond Bill Signed into Law

One month after the legislature passed the Environmental Bond Bill, Governor Baker holds ceremonial bill-signing in Quincy Boston (MA) – On Tuesday, August 21st, Governor Charlie Baker ceremonially signed bipartisan legislation to authorize over $2.4 billion in capital bonds for projects that will improve recreational opportunities, and safeguard residents, municipalities, and businesses from the impacts Read more about Environmental Bond Bill Signed into Law[…]