Reps. Stanley and Lawn Help Pass Climate Change Legislation Amid Pandemic

August 10, 2020 – BOSTON – As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve, Rep. Stanley and Rep. Lawn helped pass legislation building on the House’s continued commitment to address the effects of climate change by requiring the Commonwealth to achieve net-zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. For the first time, the legislation, An Act Creating a […]

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Reps. Stanley and Lawn Support Healthcare System during Pandemic

(BOSTON) – Rep. Tom Stanley and Rep. John Lawn joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts House in passing a bill that will enable patients to access healthcare services via telemedicine and provide vital funding to community hospitals in the midst of COVID-19. An Act to promote resilience in our health care system (H.4916) mandates telehealth coverage for primary care services, […]

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Reps. Stanley & Lawn announce significant increases to local aid & state aid for public schools

Representatives Thomas M. Stanley (D-Waltham) and John J. Lawn (D – Watertown) announced today that the Legislature and Governor Baker agreed to ensure significant increases to local aid and state aid for public schools across the Commonwealth, including the Ninth and Tenth Middlesex Districts. This agreement will allow the towns and school districts to better plan for the upcoming school […]

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My Thoughts & Testimony on the Police Reform Bill

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The legislature this week is working on the Police Reform Bill (H4860.) As with all comprehensive legislation, it has created much discussion and debate on all sides of the issues being addressed. It has also created some confusion, rumor and misinformation being circulated. So I wanted to personally update you on my perspectives and actions. As […]

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Reps. Stanley and Lawn Secure Funding for the Waltham Health Department and Healthy Waltham through Passage of Supplemental Budget

This week Rep. Tom Stanley and Rep. John Lawn, along with their colleagues in the House of Representatives, passed a supplemental budget to facilitate federal CARES Act funding to reimburse communities hard-hit by COVID-19.  The bill also establishes Juneteenth Independence Day on June 19th in Massachusetts, marking the day in 1865 when the enslaved people of Galveston, Texas, learned they […]

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Rep. Stanley Urges Passes of HEROES Act

In a letter to Cong. Katherine Clark, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Senator Ed Markey, Rep. Stanley urged Congress to pass The HEROES Act, providing essential support to our state and local governments, including public schools and colleges. This critically important legislation would provide $900 billion for state and local fiscal relief and an additional $100 billion in emergency aid for […]

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Speaking out together to affirm that Black Lives Matter and to end racism and injustice while supporting our well trained Police Departments and Community Police Programs.

Speaking out together to affirm that Black Lives Matter and to end racism and injustice while supporting our well trained Police Departments and Community Police Programs. Today we are all called upon to speak out in unison against injustice and racism whenever and wherever it exists in our nation, our state and our communities. We share the grief of families […]

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Reps. Stanley and Lawn Help Pass Bill to Support Commonwealth’s Restaurants

Rep. Tom Stanley and Rep. John Lawn joined their colleagues in the House to pass legislation that provides more tools to the restaurants of Massachusetts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislative package adopted aims to assist a sector that has been hard hit by COVID-19. The measures passed are intended to help restaurants weather the economic crisis […]

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