Two Westford Eagle Scouts honored at ceremony

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State Representative James Arciero (D-Westford) recently attended the Eagle Scout induction ceremony for Gareth Bradley Owens of Westford Boy Scout Troop 195. See story in WickedLocal Westford.

 

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Legislature Announces Comprehensive Proposal on Sales Tax Holiday, Minimum Wage, and Family and Medical Leave

The Mass. House of Representatives and the State Senate announced today a legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage; create a framework for paid family and medical leave for most workers; phase out time-and-a-half pay on Sundays; and establish a permanent sales tax holiday.

The legislation is based on months...

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House Passes Legislation to Ban Conversion Therapy

Rep. Jim Arciero joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation that will prevent healthcare professionals from engaging in “conversion therapy” including practices that attempt to change an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

This bill outlines and excludes counseling and healthcare practices that are designed to support an...

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House Passes Legislation to Create Automatic Voter Registration in Massachusetts

Rep. Jim Arciero joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation creating an efficient and streamlined automatic voter registration (AVR) system, while also protecting the privacy of individuals.

This legislation directs the Secretary of State to work with the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and MassHealth to automatically enroll...

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House Passes Legislation to Support and Honor Military Veterans

Rep. Jim Arciero joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to support Massachusetts’ veterans and military families including an important provision to make more veterans eligible for property tax exemptions by relaxing the residency requirements. This bill builds upon the Commonwealth’s legacy as a national leader...

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Westford residents support school resource officer legislation

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Westford Superintendent of Schools Everett Olson and Westford Chief of Police Thomas McEnaney joined State Rep. James Arciero, D-Westford, to testify in support of House Bill 4378, an act relative to school resource officers before the Joint Committee on Education at the State House. Read More...


House Votes to Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21

Rep. Jim Arciero joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that seeks to reduce tobacco use and nicotine addiction among youth across the Commonwealth. An Act to protect youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction (H.4479) will prohibit the sale of all...

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