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House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

House Members Under Tight Deadlines to File Legislation for New Session

  By: Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2017 The deadline for filing and co-sponsoring legislation guaranteed to receive a public hearing occurs a few weeks after the session starts. While…

Big Issues for The 2017-2018 Legislative Session

Big Issues for The 2017-2018 Legislative Session

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2017 Before I list several very challenging issues that we will likely face in this Session – some good news: Massachusetts was recently…

Legislature Will Honor Will of Voters to Legalize and Regulate Pot – But…

Legislature Will Honor Will of Voters to Legalize and Regulate Pot – But…

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2016 We should begin discussions to focus upon the concerns of our local communities as well as develop better formulated estimates of cost. We…

Gov. Legislature Working Together to Change Bridgewater State, Increase Access to Mental Health Care

Gov. Legislature Working Together to  Change Bridgewater State, Increase  Access to Mental Health Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct, 2016 Bridgewater State Hospital is the center of attention for a number of high profile incidents stemming from the use of excessive…

An Answer to Some Critics of the Expanded Use of NARCAN

An Answer to Some Critics of the  Expanded Use of NARCAN

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Sept, 2016 During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln explained his reluctance to impose capital punishment upon homesick soldiers that deserted or upon young…

Getting the People’s Business Done

Getting the People’s Business Done

By: State Representative Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2016 The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently passed important legislation for workers, for our communities, and protections for transgender individuals. Facing an…

House Budget Makes Key Investments Affecting the Merrimack Valley

House Budget Makes Key Investments Affecting the Merrimack Valley

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – May, 2016 Following a three-day session and a process that starts in the fall, we in the House of Representatives finalized our FY17…

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

Bipartisan Legislation Passed, But Tough Issues Ahead

By: State Re. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2016 Recently, we saw the bipartisan approval by the Massachusetts House of a bill to fund local municipal road and bridge repair.…

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

Campbell Amendment Requires Hospitals to Report Overdoses to Primary Care Physicians

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took a number of important measures in addressing the ongoing opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth. The House passed comprehensive legislation that incorporated aspects of…

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

Seeking Treatment for Addiction at Police Stations

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell 2.5.16 I am pleased that the House of Representatives is currently closely reviewing legislation filed by Representative Ann Margaret Ferrante from Gloucester that will…

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

Stronger Support by Medical Community Needed to Address Opioid Crisis

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2016 We have an opportunity in coming weeks in the Legislature to send the Governor a comprehensive piece of legislation to further…

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

House Passes Public Records and Solar Legislation – Both Need Changes in Senate

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2015 Before Thanksgiving, the Massachusetts House passed two important pieces of legislation. One of these bills will make significant changes to our antiquated public…

Women In Combat

Women In Combat

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov. 2015 Over this past summer, we saw two women graduate from the Army’s Ranger School, our military’s premier course for both leadership and…

Rep Report: Action Regarding The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Rep Report: Action Regarding The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

  By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell October, 2015 The Baker Administration has placed our DCF under new executive leadership that is deeply committed to effecting very necessary improvements in our…

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

Fran Gradzewicz Cites Personal Story in Testimony on End of Life Care

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell July, 2105 Francis “Fran” Gradzewicz, longtime resident of Methuen, was joined by her husband Thomas, her daughter Karen Hayden, and myself, as they brought…

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