Baker Administration Launches Grant Program to Expand Local Food Access for Low-Income Residents

As a member of the Food Systems caucus, Rep. Stanley supports Gov. Baker’s announcement regarding the launch of a grant program to provide SNAP processing equipment to direct-marketing farms and farmer’s markets. The program will support farmers and farmers’ markets and expand local food access points for low-income residents across the Commonwealth. The grant program provides equipment at no cost […]

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Baker Administration Announces Efforts to Protect Older Adults in Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Baker Administration announced plans to implement a vaccine mandate for long-term care (LTC) staff to strengthen infection control and protect vulnerable residents. COVID-19 vaccination is term care facilities and other health care providers serving vulnerable populations are critical in efforts to protect older residents. There are 378 skilled nursing facilities (Level I-III), as well as the two Soldiers’ Homes […]

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Announces New Resources Available for Renters and Landlords

If you’re a renter having trouble paying your rent, utilities, or other housing costs – or if you’re a landlord trying to stay afloat with tenants in this situation – help may be available. State and local programs are distributing billions of dollars in rental assistance to help renters stay housed during the pandemic. Visit the CFPB’s Rental Assistance Finder […]

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MassDEP Recycle Smart Resources

Do your part to learn how to recycle smart! MassDEP launched the Recycle Smart MA program to provide clear guidance to Massachusetts residents and businesses on what materials should and should not be placed in recycling containers.  The resulting Smart Recycling Guide is a simple, image-heavy guide to what can be recycled no matter where you live in the Bay […]

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Rep. Stanley Helps Pass Public Lands Preservation Act

Rep. Stanley and his colleagues in the House passes the Public Lands Preservation Act (PLPA) to protect the natural resources of the Commonwealth. As a cosponsor of the bill, Rep. Stanley submitted written testimony in support of this legislation which will provide additional protections to Article 97 lands which help the Commonwealth reduce carbon emissions and diminish the impacts of […]

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Rep. Stanley supports 100% renewable energy

On behalf of Environment Massachusetts, the statewide environmental advocacy organization, Rep. Stanley recently submitted a statement in support of transitioning Massachusetts to 100% renewable energy. Rep. Stanley supports the 100% Clean Act which will transition Massachusetts to 100% clean electricity by 2035 and 100% clean heating and transportation by 2045. Statement: As Chairman of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, […]

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Rep. Stanley supports bill to create commission to study the former state institutions and their impact on individuals with development disabilities and mental health

Rep. Stanley submitted written testimony to the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery in support of H.2090/S.1257, legislation to establish a special commission to study and report on the history of state institutions for people with developmental and mental health disabilities in the Commonwealth. The passage of this legislation is essential to studying the impact the Commonwealth’s […]

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Rep. Stanley supports legislation to reduce single-use plastics from the environment

In a letter to the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, Rep. Stanley submitted written testimony in support of H.869, legislation to reduce single-use plastics from the environment. Foam polystyrene and solid polystyrene are types of plastic common in food take-out food containers and other every-day items. They are non-biodegradable material. Continued usage of polystyrene plastics threatens significant […]

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