Senate Passes Election Reform Bill

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.”

Special Committee on Section 35 & Drug Addiction

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 […]

Apply for the 71st Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

  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 Joint Press Release on the 2014 Budget

 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 […]