Rep. Stanley Cosigns Letter Supporting Low Income Home Energy Assistance

In a letter to House Ways and Means Chairman Aaron Michlewitz, Rep. Stanley joined his colleagues in requesting ample funding for the Massachusetts Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). With 40,000 residents across the Commonwealth relying on home heating assistance it’s imperative that we invest in this critical program which has seen a drastic decline in federal funding. The […]

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Rep. Stanley asks Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture to consider environmental bills

In a letter to the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Rep. Stanley urged favorable action on two bills that would protect the Commonwealth’s forests and promote clean energies: H.897 relative to forest protection and H.853, legislation to assure the attainment of greenhouse gas emissions in the alternative portfolio standard. Forests are critical for mitigating […]

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Rep. Stanley asks Ways and Means to advance bill protecting elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows

In a letter to Aaron Michlewitz, Chair of House Ways and Means, Rep. Stanley requested favorable action on House Bill 2934, legislation relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows. H.2934 received a favorable recommendation from the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Community Development and is now pending in the House […]

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Rep. Stanley lobbies for public records bill backed by Gann Academy students

In a letter to Rep. Michlewitz, chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means (HWM) Rep. Stanley urged favorable action on House Bill 2779 related to access to public records backed by students from Gann Academy. The bill received a favorable recommendation from the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight last week and is now before HWM. […]

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Waltham to receive $75K to construct ADA bathroom and drinking fountain improvements

Waltham will receive a $75,000 Municipal American with Disabilities Act Improvement Grant from the Massachusetts Office on Disability. The grant will be used to help construct ADA bathroom and adjacent drinking fountain improvements in Waltham’s Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. These improvements are currently in the design phase.

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Rep. Stanley supports legislation to promote green infrastructure and reduce carbon emissions

In a letter to the chairmen of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, Rep. Stanley expressed his support for House Bill 2810, legislation that would institute carbon pollution pricing in Massachusetts. Fossil fuels are the primary drivers of climate change and should therefore be priced to reflect the health and environmental problems they cause. One of the most […]

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Rep. Stanley Files Legislation to Identify Alternatives to the Gas Tax

In a letter to the chairs of the Joint Committee on Transportation. Rep. Tom Stanley (D-Waltham) and Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield) requested favorable action on legislation they jointly filed to form small, voluntary Vehicle-Miles Travelled (VMT) pilot program to identify alternatives to the state gas tax. House Bill 3010 would establish a mileage-based user fee task force to guide the […]

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Lincoln Receives Fire Department Grant Award

Governor Baker announced $920,000 in grant awards to 174 Massachusetts fire departments for gear and equipment for that will reduce firefighters’ exposure to cancer-causing chemicals on the job. The Firefighter Turnout Gear Grant program will provide firefighters in 144 departments with new hoods and gloves for structural firefighting activities. These items will reduce exposure to cancer-causing chemicals in the head […]

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