We will not sit idly by and watch our country be dragged back into the past

For many of us, last week’s election loss was about more than politics and we’re still coming to terms with the fact that millions of our fellow citizens voted for a candidate who is brazenly racist, xenophobic, and misogynistic. Since then, every day I talk to people who are heartbroken, confused, and who genuinely fear Read more about We will not sit idly by and watch our country be dragged back into the past[…]

Eldridge Electric Vehicles Bill Passes Senate

BOSTON – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) announces that the Senate passed S.2505, An Act Promoting Zero Emission Vehicle Adoption, during an informal session today. “Increasing the use of zero emissions vehicles would reduce our carbon footprint, and I’m very pleased to have worked with my Senate colleagues to get this important legislation passed before the Read more about Eldridge Electric Vehicles Bill Passes Senate[…]

Smart Regulations Spur Sustainable Economic Growth in Devens

Voters in Ayer, Harvard, and Shirley approved rezoning of nearly 33 acres of land at Devens during three simultaneous town meetings last month that will allow commercial and industrial projects on a 40-acre site. The site had previously been zoned for residential development, but will now become the largest parcel of land available for commercial Read more about Smart Regulations Spur Sustainable Economic Growth in Devens[…]

Boston Globe: Outside money flows for Mass. ballot items

By Frank Phillips, Boston Globe Staff Posted on October 30, 2016 High stakes battles to legalize marijuana and expand charter schools have sparked a tsunami of spending on Massachusetts ballot-question campaigns, much of it from out of state, already eclipsing the record-breaking $30.2 million spent in 2014 — by close to 70 percent. The campaigns Read more about Boston Globe: Outside money flows for Mass. ballot items[…]

More towns are tossing out plastic shopping bags

By John Hilliard GLOBE CORRESPONDENT Posted: October 27, 2016 Industry lobbying may have helped block a state legislative effort to limit use of disposable shopping bags earlier this year, but local environmental advocates see victory in the growing numbers of cities and towns that banned the bag. At least 18 communities this year passed rules Read more about More towns are tossing out plastic shopping bags[…]

Read why Jamie says NNYY on November 8 ballot questions

  No On 1 As a longtime opponent of expanded gambling in Massachusetts, I am opposed to allowing yet another slot parlor to the state. Expanding gambling hurts local small businesses, and increases the number of people falling into crime, addiction, and foreclosures. Additionally, I am deeply disturbed that Question 1 was bankrolled by one Read more about Read why Jamie says NNYY on November 8 ballot questions[…]