Insider’s View: Representative Garrett Bradley

Bradley

Since 2001 I have represented the Third Plymouth District which includes Hull, Cohasset and sections of Hingham and Scituate. Currently I serve in a House leadership position as Second Assistant Majority Leader. During the last legislative session we were active in advocating for a number of bills for those with disabilities that were signed into law by the governor. I am proud of the work that we have done with …

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On Demand Webinars!

Webinar

You asked for it and we made it happen! You can now access previously held webinars at any time from your computer. Visit arcmass.webex.com and choose “Recorded Sessions” from the left hand sidebar. Webinars currently available are Transition Timelines and Growing Older. Each webinar is $10

The Selma Connection

selma

By Judy Zacek On March 7, 2015, the U.S. observed the 50th anniversary of what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday,” when citizens in Selma, Alabama, began what they intended as a peaceful 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, the state’s capital, to press for removal of Jim Crow laws and practices that had deprived them of their legitimate right to vote. As the marchers started to cross the …

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Insider’s View: Representative Tom Sannicandro

Sannicandro

My district, the Seventh Middlesex includes all of Ashland and many precincts in Framingham. Since first being elected to the legislature, I have been a strong supporter of legislation that recognized the dignity of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I know from my own family the challenges that families face when one of their members needs specialized care or services. Each year the state faces the rising costs of …

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Budget Hearings to be Held

Hearings of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means are scheduled from March 24 through April 13. On April 13, several hours are set aside for testimony from the public beginning at 10am, at Gardner Auditorium in the State House, Boston. All of the hearings begin at 10am. There may be the opportunity for the public to testify at the other hearings where agency heads present their budgets to the …

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Insider’s View: Senator Joan B. Lovely

Lovely

I represent the Second Essex District communities of Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem, and Topsfield in the Massachusetts Senate. Since taking office in January 2013, I have committed to advocating for persons with disabilities and I am eager to begin my work as the newly assigned Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Throughout my Senate career, I have highlighted the importance of the …

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A Successful Legislative Reception: Recap

DeLeo and Garballey

Yesterday’s 37th Annual legislative reception moderated by Brian Leary, reverberated throughout the state house. The three leaders of state government, the Governor and heads of the respective branches of the legislature all honored our attendees with their participation. Governor Charlie Baker not only shared his commitment to disability services, but spent several minutes shaking hands and posing for pictures with many of the attendees. He listened attentively as one parent …

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