Rep. Stanley Helps Pass Amendment to Support MA’s Aging Population

Rep. Stanley, Co-Chair of the Committee on Elder Affairs, is thrilled to announce that the House of Representatives passed a Health and Human Services and Elder Affairs consolidated amendment to the FY23 Budget (H.4700). This amendment will provide much-needed funding to programs and services that support the state’s aging population. The budget makes great strides in supporting the essential workforce […]

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Rep. Stanley co-sponsors bill to promote housing stability and homelessness prevention

In a letter to the Joint Committee on Housing, Rep. Stanley voiced his support for legislation he cosponsored promoting housing stability and homelessness prevention in Massachusetts. The legislation would provide eligible low-income tenants and owner occupants of 1 to 3 family homes full legal representation in eviction cases from the moment a complaint is filed. The Right to Counsel (RTC) […]

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Rep. Stanley Supports Universal School Meals Legislation

Rep. Stanley submitted written testimony to the Chairs of the Education Committee urging for favorable action on legislation relative to universal school meals. Rep. Stanley is also a co-sponsor of the bill which will guarantee every student breakfast and lunch, free of charge, across all public schools in the Commonwealth. The House Ways and Means fiscal year 2023 budget includes $110 […]

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Rep. Stanley and Elder Affairs Committee Advance Key Improvements for Continuum of Care

Rep. Thomas M. Stanley and Sen. Patricia D. Jehlen, Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, announced favorable committee reports on three key bills involving assisted living facilities, licensing of home care agencies and safety of home care workers. “The pandemic laid bare serious problems and shortcomings in long term care to elder citizens.  We have the opportunity and […]

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What is the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit for Seniors?

With tax season upon us, I wanted to share with you information regarding a tax credit for seniors (65 or older before January 1, 2022), referred to as the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. The Massachusetts Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit was designed by the Legislature to help provide tax relief for older adults. This brochure contains information on the Circuit Breaker Tax […]

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Waltham and Lincoln Receive Firefighter Safety Equipment Grants

Rep. Stanley is pleased to announce that Waltham and Lincoln will receive grant funding from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Fire Services (DFS) to purchase of firefighter safety equipment. Waltham received a $35,000 grant while Lincoln received nearly $12,000. Fire departments in every city, town, fire district, and eligible state authority fire […]

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Legislative Committees Advance Rep. Stanley’s Assessor Certificate Bill

January 4, 2022 – Boston, MA – Rep. Stanley is pleased to announce that his assessor certificates legislation (H.2206) cleared both the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government and the House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling last month.  Rep. Stanley recently delivered written testimony to Chair Garlick and Speaker Mariano urging for the House to advance the bill […]

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Rep. Stanley Supports Efforts to Redevelop Leland Home into Affordable Housing

In a letter to Department of Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Jennifer Maddox, Rep. Stanley expressed his support of 2Life’s proposal to redevelop the former Leland Home rest home (21 Newton Street in Waltham, MA) into 68 affordable apartments for seniors in the Waltham Community. There is a tremendous need in the Waltham community for more affordable housing for our older adults. The […]

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