Rep. Stanley Cosigns Food System Caucus Hunger Action Month Letter

As a member of the Food System Caucus, Rep. Stanley cosponsored a Hunger Action Month sign-on letter to Speaker DeLeo, Senate President Spilka, Chair Michlewitz, and Chair Rodrigues. The letter outlines two budgetary priorities and three legislative priorities as well as Caucus initiatives in recognition of Hunger Action Month. The letter requested: $30 million in budget funding for the Massachusetts […]

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Rep. Stanley asks the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs to support Waltham Grant 

In a letter to the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs (EEA), Rep. Stanley requested support of Healthy Waltham’s application to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program. Healthy Waltham’s Cold Storage Expansion Project will be a vital resource to families in Waltham. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made food security […]

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Rep. Stanley Chairs City Council Ad-Hoc Committee on Affordable Housing 

As a Waltham City Councilor, Rep. Stanley is very concerned about the lack of affordable housing available to residents. He currently serve as the chairman of a Council ad-hoc committee on affordable housing created to document actions taken in the city to address affordable housing; identify housing needs and barriers; identify possible solutions; and issue a report on the above. There […]

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Rep. Stanley cosigns letter to support the USPS

In a letter to Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader McConnell, Rep. Stanley and his colleagues asked Congress to take immediate steps to support the operations of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and to ensure the safe and timely delivery of mail-in ballots for the November 2020 election. The letter asked Congress to ensure the Postal Service has the […]

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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 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 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 year […]

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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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