The Senate on Thursday voted 37-1 to pass legislation reforming the election laws in the Commonwealth by authorizing early voting for state and federal elections and primaries, allowing residents to register to vote on Election Day and creating an online voter registration system. The bill also allows 16 and 17-year-olds to preregister to vote.
“This bill will modernize the state’s election system and bring us in line with many other states that have already successfully implemented early voting,” Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) said. “Supporting the right to vote should be our top priority and these changes are necessary to help us reach that goal.”
Senate President Murray announced the creation of a Special Committee on drug addiction issues with a particular focus on “Section 35” which pertains to involuntary commitments of persons with substance abuse issues to treatment. I look forward to serving on the committee — Massachusetts faces an epidemic of substance abuse and I’ve long had a […]
Senate President Murray announced today that she has appointed me Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. I very much look forward to serving in this role — it will allow me to add additional value on a number of issues that have long been important to me and to my constituents. I […]
Senator Brownsberger Announces 71st Citizens’ Legislative Seminar in October -Invites Constituents to Come Learn the Legislative Process- Senator Brownsberger is pleased to announce that the 71st Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this fall on Tuesday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House. Each […]
Official Senate press release: July 30, 2013 Senate Passes $1.4 Billion Housing Bond Bill BOSTON – The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill authorizing $1.4 billion in capital spending over the next five years to fund the production and preservation of affordable housing in the Commonwealth. “This legislation takes an important step to preserve our […]
The General Court of Massachusetts State House, Boston, 02133-1053 —- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Laura Oggeri Seth Gitell July 1, 2013 Senate President House Speaker (617) 722-1500 (617) 722-2500 House, Senate Pass Comprehensive FY14 Budget Includes Strong Investments for Essential Services and Programs (BOSTON) – The Massachusetts Legislature […]