THIS WEEK’S QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HILL

By Bob Katzen

“The [Baker] administration’s announcement is an important step toward a true common application and will have a significant impact on hunger and food insecurity in our state.”
—Jamie Klufts of the National Association of Social Workers – MA Chapter on the Baker administration’s announcement of its plan to allow low-income households the right to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at the same time they sign-up for MassHealth. Continue reading THIS WEEK’S QUOTABLE QUOTES ON BEACON HILL

GOVERNOR SIGNS INTO LAW “TRANSPORT INJURED POLICE DOGS – NERO’S LAW”

By Bob Katzen

Governor Charlie Baker signed into law legislation that would require EMS personnel, if there are no people waiting for the service, to provide emergency treatment to a police dog and use an ambulance to transport the dog injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or veterinary hospital. Continue reading GOVERNOR SIGNS INTO LAW “TRANSPORT INJURED POLICE DOGS – NERO’S LAW”

THE 2022 STATE ELECTION BEGINS

By Bob Katzen

Secretary of State Bill Galvin announced that nomination papers can now be picked up by candidates who are planning to run for office in the September 6th primaries and the November 8th general election. Offices on the 2022 ballot this year include Congress, state senator, state representative, governor, lt. governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, governor’s councilor, district attorney and sheriff. Continue reading THE 2022 STATE ELECTION BEGINS

REQUIRE REGISTRY OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO CITIES AND TOWNS

By Bob Katzen

The House 31-125, rejected an amendment to a section of the bill that prohibits the Registry of Motor Vehicles from disclosing personally identifying information and communications regarding any applicant for a Massachusetts driver’s license or learner’s permit, “including failure to provide proof of lawful presence in the United States,” unless specifically authorized to do so under regulations that are to be drafted by the attorney general’s office.
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