Improving Safety and Transparency at Our Veterans’ Homes ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Improving Safety and Transparency at Our Veterans’ Homes ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, During the COVID-19 pandemic, 77 residents of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home tragically died of the virus – the deadliest outbreak at a long-term care facility in the United States over the course of the pandemic. In late March 2020, there had been 230 residents at the home. By the end of […]

Improving EpiPen Access for Children ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Improving EpiPen Access for Children ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

By: Senator DiZoglio Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The prevalence of life-threatening allergies among children is on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that food allergies in children increased by 50 percent between 1997 and 2011. It is estimated that currently 1 in 13 children has a food allergy, and more […]

Combating Waste, Fraud, Abuse in State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Combating Waste, Fraud, Abuse in State Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Recently in the State Senate, I called for greater transparency around Massachusetts’ unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund. The state UI trust fund collects assessments from businesses and uses those funds to provide benefits to workers who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The fund nearly ran out of […]

DiZoglio Calls on Governor to Release Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Data

DiZoglio Calls on Governor to Release Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Data

Administration Has Not Issued Financial Report on the Fund Since June BOSTON – State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) is calling on the Baker Administration to provide greater transparency around the Commonwealth’s unemployment insurance trust fund. In a letter dated December 3rd, DiZoglio and fellow legislators called on the Baker Administration to produce a financial report on […]

Accountability Needed in Division of Professional Licensure ~ IN YOUR CORNER SENATOR with DIANA DIZOGLIO

Accountability Needed in Division of Professional Licensure ~ IN YOUR CORNER SENATOR with DIANA DIZOGLIO

Oct. 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The state Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) licenses and regulates more than 580,000 individuals, businesses, and schools to engage in over 150 trades and professions in Massachusetts, from plumbers and electricians to psychologists and optometrists. Its mission is supposed to be to protect the public through the establishment of […]

MA Must Cut Ties with Firm That Fed the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

MA Must Cut Ties with Firm That Fed the Opioid Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, This past February, the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. settled a lawsuit brought by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and 46 other state Attorneys General after admitting to their role in helping pharmaceutical companies, including Purdue Pharma, bolster the sale of opioids like Oxycontin to increase profits. The settlement, which saw […]

IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ Reducing the Property Tax Burden on Seniors

IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO ~ Reducing the Property Tax Burden on Seniors

Aug, 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, As a member of the Legislature’s Elder Affairs Committee, one of my top focuses this session is assessing bills filed that impact our older adults. Among these pieces of legislation is an important bill I have co-sponsored, Senate Bill 1823, An Act relative to property tax deferral for estates. […]

Why I’m Running for MA State Auditor ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Why I’m Running for MA State Auditor ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Massachusetts people have too often been left in the dark due to the secretive and inaccessible culture of centralized power on Beacon Hill. Recently, I announced my candidacy for Massachusetts State Auditor to bring greater transparency and accountability to our government. As State Auditor, I will begin by auditing the Administration’s […]

Senator DiZoglio Calls for Full Senate Investigation into The Scapegoating of Francisco Urena After the Deaths of 77 Veterans in the Holyoke Old Soldiers Home

Senator DiZoglio Calls for Full Senate Investigation into The Scapegoating of Francisco Urena After the Deaths of 77 Veterans in the Holyoke Old Soldiers Home

“The Governor “forgot” who he hired (Walsh) and a head had to roll, so he sent the Lawrence kid packing. Our purple Heart veteran Francisco Urena should certainly receive a public apology.” ~ State Senator Diana DiZoglio By: Tom Duggan – June 1, 2021 Massachusetts State Senator Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) is calling for a full […]

DCF Must be Reformed ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

DCF Must be Reformed ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, In late March, we were all devastated to learn of the tragedy involving David Almond, the 14-year-old autistic boy who died last October after being found living in abhorrent conditions. Fall River police went to the Almond house after receiving a report of an unresponsive person. There, officers found David, bruised, […]

It’s Time to Reign in the Governor’s Unilateral Authority ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

It’s Time to Reign in the Governor’s Unilateral Authority ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, We have been under an indefinite state of emergency, declared by the Governor, for one year now – a challenging period in which we have witnessed countless small businesses close their doors for good and all too many individuals scramble and struggle to obtain a vaccine appointment. More now than ever, […]

Taking Care of Our Mental Health During COVID-19 ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Taking Care of Our Mental Health During COVID-19 ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Feb. 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Beyond the physical and financial anxiety that countless of us have felt since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have also experienced feelings of loneliness and isolation. While many of us have gone through life without the internet and mobile devices in the past, we haven’t gone through […]

Significant Progress Despite a Challenging 2020 ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Significant Progress Despite a Challenging 2020 ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, 2020 was a challenging year to say the least, with our communities facing hardships that COVID-19 brought to our economy, families, health care system and many other facets of our lives. At the same time, it was amazing to see the people of the Merrimack Valley come together during an unprecedented […]

Fighting to Bring Your Tax Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Fighting to Bring Your Tax  Money Back to The Valley ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, The Legislature recently passed a budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The package includes important investments in sectors impacted by COVID-19, including public health, education and childcare, food security and housing supports. Locally, the budget includes $200,000 toward the establishment of a first-ever Methuen Youth and Community Center, bringing us one step […]

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