MA Legislature Passes Bill to Provide Immediate Relief to Municipalities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Press release from Senate President Spilka’s Office: (BOSTON – 04/02/2020)  Today, the House and Senate passed a bill to provide necessary relief to municipalities, taxpayers, restaurants, and state authorities impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and State of Emergency declaration.   The bipartisan legislation extends the state income tax filing deadline for residents; addresses disruptions in municipal […]

Senate Passes Bill to Improve Access and Efficacy of Unemployment Insurance

Press release from Senate President Spilka’s Office: (BOSTON – 04/02/2020) The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday passed legislation that will provide additional Unemployment Insurance (UI) relief to low-income families, non-profit institutions and employers.  An Act Providing Additional Support to Those Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Through the Unemployment Insurance System builds on UI legislation passed […]

Senate Passes Bill to Expand Scope of Practice During COVID-19 Emergency

This bill removes barriers to immediate care by granting certain health care professionals the authority to work at the top of their license, education and training to ensure that our health care system can meet the increased demand it’s currently seeing due to the coronavirus outbreak.