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Six MA Lawmakers Receive Advocacy Award for Cancer Policy Work

BOSTON – April 15, 2019– Earlier this month, Sen. Jason Lewis, Sen. Sal DiDomenico, Rep. Paul McMurtry, Rep. Hogan, Rep. Sean Garballey and former Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez were awarded the ... read more

Black voices are missing from push for legal pot in the conservative South

“We have to work together ... state lawmakers and advocates pushing to legalize cannabis are starting to focus on racial equity and discrimination in the criminal justice system. In blue states such ... read more

Hearing on assisted dying bill due today on Beacon Hill

BOSTON - As lawmakers prepare to hear ... after he was approached six years ago by a constituent who had been diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer and wanted to see Massachusetts adopt a policy ... read more

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How drugmakers sway states to profit off of Medicaid

One represented a patient advocacy group that gets significant funding from drugmakers. At least four of the remaining six, including ... that he had done work for drugmakers. But his fellow committee ... read more


African Americans miss out on medical-pot push in Florida, other Southern states

“We have to work together ... state lawmakers and advocates pushing to legalize cannabis are starting to focus on racial equity and discrimination in the criminal justice system. In blue states such ... read more

Lewis Receives Distinguished Advocacy Award For Cancer Policies

Jason Lewis joins colleagues from the House and Senate to receive the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (Courtesy Photo) BOSTON, Ma ... policy advocacy. Sen. Lewis received the award ... read more

Thousands Converge On U.S. Capitol To Demand Mental Health Care Reform

While lawmakers ... it were cancer or diabetes, there would be a revolution. This is a simple issue. We should never think about turning away people with mental illness.” Deeds, this year’s recipient ... read more

The NFL and Social Justice: Team-by-Team Efforts

Earlier this year team owner Arthur Blank, players and coaches participated in a series of events including police ride-alongs, teen mentoring, home builds and meetings with advocacy ... presented ... read more

PRESSLEY’s Priorities bump – Most LEGISLATORS uncontested – Worcester County is POT central

Emilio represented Haverhill's Third Essex District for over a decade in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Previously, he had served on the Haverhill City Council for six years ... to ... read more

Jail Becomes Home for Husband Stuck With Lifetime Alimony

He was out of work for most of that time ... The changes, which take effect Oct. 1, direct judges to specify the basis for any award of permanent alimony. The law also calls for lawmakers to study the ... read more

With no plan for replacing Millstone, what are CT’s options?

He also has advised Connecticut legislators ... If Massachusetts is able to deliver on its aggressive goals, that’s good for us; that’s good for the region. But I think having a coordinated, ... read more



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