Strengthening Supports for MA Military Families ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLLIO

Strengthening Supports for MA Military Families ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLLIO

By: Senator Diana DiZoglio – Nov. 2021 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, While we have made important strides in recent years to help Massachusetts veterans – such as exempting members of the military in active duty from the automobile excise tax and expanding services and opportunities for veterans and their families through the Valor Act – […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Helping Our Local Restaurants Through the COVID-19 Emergency ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Helping Our Local Restaurants Through the COVID-19 Emergency ~ IN YOUR CORNER WITH SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Help The Valley Patriot Stay in Business Your Donation of ANY Amount helps  Hello Valley Patriot Readers, In Massachusetts, we have seen many of our local restaurants adversely impacted by COVID-19, with mom and pop establishments fearful that lost revenue from reduced capacity requirements and lingering hesitation by the public to dine out will prevent […]

Expanding Health Care Access in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Expanding Health Care Access in Massachusetts ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By: Senator Diana DiZoglio – July 2020 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Now more than ever, it is important that we explore new ways to make our health care system more affordable and accessible for Massachusetts residents. In that spirit, the Massachusetts Senate recently passed the Patients First Act, comprehensive health care legislation to increase access […]

Here to Help You During the Coronavirus Crisis ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Here to Help You During the Coronavirus Crisis ~ IN  YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

By: Senator DiZoglio, April, 2020 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, First, I want to reiterate to residents of the Merrimack Valley that my team stands ready to assist you – individuals, businesses, health care personnel, first responders and anyone and everyone needing any assistance. We are here to help answer your questions and ensure your concerns […]

Lifting Our Voices at the State House ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Lifting Our Voices at the State House ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, We’ve seen in recent years how non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are all too often abused to hide the misdeeds of harassers and abusers by requiring the legal silencing of victims. They have fostered a culture of intimidation and disrespect and only in recent years have brave victims come forward with their painful […]

My Bill On Epinephrine ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

My Bill On Epinephrine ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Hello Valley Patriot Readers, Do you have an allergy or know anyone who has a severe allergy to something like, for example, peanuts? The lives of people with this type of life-altering condition cause them to constantly be on alert regarding potential interactions with that allergen – to the point where some cannot even touch […]

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

Changing The State’s Campaign Finance Laws ~ IN YOUR CORNER with SENATOR DIZOGLIO

December, 2019 Hello Valley Patriot Readers, As your representatives, we legislators have little power to perform effectively on your behalf without maintaining your trust. That’s why I’m so grateful that the state legislature recently bolstered that trust by unanimously passing a bill I sponsored to increase transparency and accountability in our public elections. To date, […]