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Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Keeping Schools Safe ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Bu: State Senator Katy Ives – June, 2018 School shootings are becoming too common an occurrence across the country. The discussion of gun control and mental health treatment has surfaced…

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Senate Funds Narcan Bulk Purchasing to Bring Down Cost for Municipalities ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – May, 2018 The State Senate included funding in the Fiscal Year 2018 supplemental budget for the Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase Trust Fund, which allows…

Unaffordable and Inaccessible Child Care Limits Economic Growth in Massachusetts

Unaffordable and Inaccessible Child Care Limits Economic Growth in Massachusetts

By State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – March, 2018 One of the most important issues limiting our state’s economy as a whole, and families and residents individually, is the issue…

New Opportunities through the NECC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

New Opportunities through the NECC  Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives –  Jan. 2018 In the 2017 legislative session, I worked closely with Representative Frank Moran to get $1 million in state funding released that…

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

Public Awareness for Compromised Public Waterways

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Dec. 2017 I recently testified in front of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture on a bill I co-sponsored, S448 An…

Requiring Prevention and Reporting of College Sexual Violence ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Requiring Prevention and Reporting of College Sexual Violence ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Nov. 2017 The State Senate unanimously passed a comprehensive bill that would require higher education institutions in Massachusetts to set in place requirements on how…

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

Making Housing Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR IVES

By: Sen. Kathleen O’Connor Ives – October, 2017 I recently testified on a bill I filed S733, “An Act Relative to Access to Housing for First Responders,” This legislation would…

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Protecting Children from Secondhand Smoke ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives I recently testified before the Joint Committee on Public Health to encourage the favorable report of H1170 “An Act to Protect Little Lungs,” filed by…

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

State Senate Passes Youth Group Homes in the Valley and the Commonwealth

By State Senator Katy Ives – Aug 2017 The Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Mental Health license youth group homes throughout the state that house…

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

Senator Ives Passes Tax Relief for Military Personnel

BOSTON – Today, the State Senate passed an omnibus property tax relief bill S2124 – An Act improving real property tax abatements, application deadlines, and deferrals. This bill improves the…

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Strengthening Prescription Drug Safety ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Katy O’Connor Ives – June, 2017 The Massachusetts State Senate debated the Fiscal Year 2018 state budget last month, where I advocated for key provisions that will…

Residents Deserve Beaches That Are Safe and Affordable

Residents Deserve Beaches That Are Safe and Affordable

By: State Senator Katy Ives May, 2017 The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is responsible for the stewardship of over 450,000 acres of land which include parks, beaches, forests,…

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

Early Voting Can Be a FUNDED Mandate – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR KATY IVES

By: State Senator Katy Ives – April, 2017 Early Voting passed into law in 2014 and this past presidential election was the first in which residents were allowed to vote…

Common Sense Updates to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

Common Sense Updates  to State Zoning Laws – IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR IVES

By: State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives – Feb. 2017 Last session, as co-chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, I was tasked with reviewing proposals for…

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

Housing That’s Affordable for First Responders ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR KATY IVES

By: Senator Katy Ives – Feb. 2017 As regular readers of this column may know, last session I filed a bill to reduce housing costs for veterans by offering a…

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