Rep. Stanley supports Vax Collaborative for Lincoln and surrounding communities

Rep. Stanley cosigned a letter to Gov. Baker in support of a Regional Vaccination Collaborative proposed by nine municipal leaders. The collaborative includes the towns of Acton, Bedford, Lincoln, Maynard, Sudbury, Wayland and Westford. The collaborative would allow residents to receive the vaccine locally and to not have to travel to a mass vaccination site for this life-saving shot. Our […]

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Rep. Stanley and colleagues approve COVID relief bill for workers & small businesses

Rep. Stanley and his colleagues in the House approved a bipartisan COVID relief bill (H.89) that includes key provisions for small businesses, workers and jobseekers to help us recover from the pandemic and lift the economy. The legislation includes PPP loan forgiveness, an unemployment compensation tax credit, an unemployment insurance rate freeze, extended unemployment benefits to prevent any scheduled interruption […]

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Rep. Stanley cosponsors bill to reduce CPA fees for affordable housing

Rep. Stanley cosponsored legislation to reduce CPA recording fees for affordable housing. This legislation would amend the CPA legislation to lessen the financial burden for affordable homebuyers. The bill would provide important relief for the very people that rely on affordable housing programs like CPA. Statewide housing advocates including CHAPA and MAHA, along with the Community Preservation Coalition, all support […]

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Rep. Stanley meets with Lincoln & Waltham residents on environmental bills

Rep. Stanley recently met with constituents from Lincoln and Waltham as part of Mass Power Forward’s Legislative Advocacy Day to discuss their legislative priorities during the current legislative session.  The group’s priorities include environmental justice, access to justice, reforming the EFSB, air quality improvement, building justice with jobs, and 100 percent renewable energy. Mass Power Forward is a coalition of […]

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Rep. Stanley To Chair Joint Committee on Elder Affairs

(Boston, MA) – February 22, 2021 – Rep. Tom Stanley (D-Waltham) has been selected as House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs during the 2021-2022 legislative session. The Committee on Elder Affairs considers legislation concerning the continuum of care of elderly, handicapped elders, nursing facilities, prescription drugs, reverse mortgages and senior pharmacy, among many other issues. “It is […]

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House Efforts on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The MA legislature is doubling its effort to obtain aid from the federal government which could prioritize funding for extended hours and weekend service at the 211 Call Center. Additionally, Rep. Stanley recently voted to ensure that the Legislature is actively engaged in a transparent process to allocate federal aid and ensure that the public has the ability to track it. The […]

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When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The Baker Administration and the Department of Public Health developed a vaccine distribution timeline after extensive consultation with the Massachusetts Vaccine Advisory Group. The timeline reflects several priorities: protecting our most vulnerable, maintaining health care system capacity, and addressing inequities in health care access and COVID-19 burden. Please note that this page is updated frequently so please check back for updates! To view […]

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Rep. Stanley Submits Three Housing Resolutions to Waltham City Council

Last week, Rep. Stanley submitted three resolutions on housing to the Waltham City Council. The resolutions request that the Waltham City Council create such a zoning district which will stream line the creation of affordable housing and avoid losing access to infrastructure and housing state grants; create a new ordinance called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing and require developers of large […]

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