Massachusetts Senate Approves $58B Budget for 2025 Fiscal Year

Massachusetts Senate Approves $58B Budget for 2025 Fiscal Year

By: State  Senator Pavel Payano – 6/24 In a landmark decision, the Massachusetts Senate has unanimously passed a budget totaling $57.999 billion for the Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). This significant decision followed three days of robust and bipartisan debate, resulting in the adoption of over 400 amendments and 43 roll call votes. The Senate added […]

REP. HAMILTON: The Heroes Act, A Necessary Ode to Vets Across The State

REP. HAMILTON: The Heroes Act, A Necessary Ode to Vets Across The State

By: State Rep. Ryan Hamilton – 6/24 Last week, I proudly voted to pass a comprehensive Bill to enhance veterans’ benefits. The Massachusetts Legislature has gone forward with Bill H.4661, comprehensive legislation aimed at bolstering benefits and support for veterans across the state. This bill encompasses many changes, from increasing tax credits for businesses hiring […]

HAMILTON: Methuen and Haverhill Budget Wins

HAMILTON: Methuen and Haverhill Budget Wins

By: State Rep. Ryan Hamilton 5-24 I’m happy to report that the House Budget has been passed and that Methuen and Haverhill did well in this year’s house budget. In Chapter 70, Methuen received 68.62 million, while Haverhill received 87.97 million. In Unrestricted local aid, Methuen received 6.56 million, and Haverhill received 11.87 million. For […]

PAYANO: Senate Passes Three Consumer Protection Bills

PAYANO: Senate Passes Three Consumer Protection Bills

State Senator Pavel  Payano 05/24 This month, the Massachusetts Senate passed three important consumer protection bills aimed at safeguarding our community members from unfair practices across several sectors. The passage of S.2738 is a milestone in curbing the deceptive practices of third-party electric suppliers. This legislation prevents these entities from enrolling new residential customers, protecting […]

 Jeffrey Hollett Serving Veterans; Assisting in Meeting Five Basic Needs ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

 Jeffrey Hollett Serving Veterans; Assisting in Meeting Five Basic Needs ~ VALLEY PATRIOT OF THE MONTH, HERO IN OUR MIDST

  By: John Cuddy – 4-24  The Valley Patriot this March, met with Haverhill’s Veteran Services Director, US Army and Massachusetts National Guard Veteran Jeffrey Hollett and discussed the five basic needs of our Nation’s Veterans. Most Veterans consider those needs to be housing, health care, access to education, employment, and most importantly, support and […]

Corrupt Haverhill Officials Continue Abuse of Power ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

Corrupt Haverhill Officials Continue Abuse of Power ~ PAYING ATTENTION! with TOM DUGGAN

May, 2024 It’s hard to imagine how a country such as ours can survive as a constitutional republic much longer when local officials in every community are free to use the agencies of government to enact revenge against their political opposition. Yet here we are. While the actions of corrupt Haverhill officials like Mayor Melinda […]

Massachusetts Senate’s Accomplishments Last Month

Massachusetts Senate’s Accomplishments Last Month

State Senator Pavel Payano – 4-24 Amidst a flurry of legislative activity, myself and my colleagues in the Massachusetts Senate have been hard at work this month, addressing a myriad of pressing issues impacting residents across the Commonwealth. From passing significant laws to gearing up for this year’s budget discussions, engaging with constituent cases, to […]

Auditor, Valley Mayors Highlight MeVa Bus Services ~ IN YOUR CORNER with MASSACHUSETTS AUDITOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

Auditor, Valley Mayors Highlight MeVa Bus Services ~ IN YOUR CORNER with MASSACHUSETTS AUDITOR DIANA DIZOGLIO

  HAVERHILL – Audits are a process typically thought of as painful inconveniences to businesses and organizations. Recently, however, several Merrimack Valley mayors joined with State Auditor Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen) to highlight the positive experience that went along with a routine audit of MeVa. “While audits can be daunting, Auditor DiZoglio and her office understood […]

A Flurry of Bills Passed By the Massachusetts Senate

A Flurry of Bills Passed By the Massachusetts Senate

By: State Senator Pavel Payano – 03/24 As the warmth of spring approaches, my dedicated team and I are working tirelessly to strengthen community bonds and advance key legislative initiatives. A recent and pivotal highlight was the historic unveiling of Frederick Douglass’s bust in the Massachusetts Senate, symbolizing not only our commitment to justice and equality […]

Julio Roncaly Morais of Haverhill Arrested, Charged With Filing Fraudulent Pandemic Assistance Claim

Julio Roncaly Morais of Haverhill Arrested, Charged With Filing Fraudulent Pandemic Assistance Claim

U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts Claim allegedly filed for a migrant smuggler who resides in Brazil BOSTON – A Haverhill man was arrested and charged today in connection with a Massachusetts Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claim he filed in 2020 for a man who was living in Brazil and who has since been charged […]

PAYANO: Three Groundbreaking Senate Bills Champion Consumer, Animal Protection

PAYANO: Three Groundbreaking Senate Bills Champion Consumer, Animal Protection

By: Senator Pavel Payano – Feb. 2024 In a series of landmark decisions, the Massachusetts State Senate recently passed three crucial bills aimed at enhancing consumer and animal protection across the Commonwealth. Here are some of the bills that passed the Senate and are waiting for the Massachusetts House of Representatives to further consider. 1. […]

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