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Bill Strengthens Worker Protections, Reforms Unemployment Insurance
Thursday, June 26, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
– Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Today, Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) joined Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, Speaker Robert DeLeo, his Co-Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development Tom Conroy, legislators, organ...
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON - At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, June 17, State Sen. Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) and State Sen. Ken Donnelly (D-Arlington), two of the strongest progressive voices in the Massachusetts legislature, formally endorsed Don Berwick for Governor. ...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance Joseph G. Murphy has rejected the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association’s (“FAIR Plan”) request to increase its statewide home insurance rates by an average of almost 7 percent. The Comm...
Strong support for Cape and Islands efforts
Monday, June 2, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
The Patrick Administration has announced nearly $1.3 million in funding to reduce risks associated with coastal storms, erosion and sea level rise through natural and nonstructural approaches called green infrastructure. The funding for this first ever r...
Friday, May 30, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
The Senate on Thursday, May 22 passed a $36.38 billion balanced budget for the 2015 fiscal year, including significant initiatives for the Cape and Islands, reports Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich). Among them, the budget includes $110,000...
Friday, May 30, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
Included in a $36.38-billion balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, passed by the Massachusetts Senate last Thursday, are many significant initiatives for the Cape and Islands, reports Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich). “This budget ...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
The Senate on Thursday passed a $36.38 billion balanced budget for the 2015 fiscal year, including significant initiatives for the Cape and Islands, reports Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich). Among them, the budget includes $300,000 to fund...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation to increase opportunities for long-term substance abuse recovery in the Commonwealth by supporting a continuum of care and removing barriers that stand in the way of effective treatmen...
Three bills address safety of spent fuel storage and decommissioning plans
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2014) -- Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) joined Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to introduce three bills today aimed at im...
Sunday, May 11, 2014 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to establish a bill of rights for domestic workers, establishing clear labor standards and protections in the workplace, Senator Daniel A. Wolf (D-Harwich) announced. “I am very happy to ...