Some Bills I Have Filed This Legislative Session – By Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Some Bills I Have Filed  This Legislative Session – By Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Feb. 2019 I have filed a number of bills this session to address issues important to the residents of the Merrimack Valley and the Commonwealth. I will be filing additional legislation throughout the session, but some legislation has been put forth at this time as residents have already […]

Legislature Tackled Key Issues with Practical Solutions

Legislature Tackled Key Issues with Practical Solutions

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ Jan. 2019 During the 2017-2018 legislative session, my colleagues and I worked together in a bipartisan way to address pressing issues facing Massachusetts residents, from the opioid epidemic to economic development to natural gas infrastructure safety. The State Legislature passed major laws to strengthen our communities and improve both […]

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

Governor Baker Signs Civics Education Bill

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Dec. 2018 Governor Baker recently signed into law a bill filed by Senator Harriette Chandler and myself that will enhance non-partisan civics education in our public schools. This legislation exposes students to the founding documents of our country, the fundamentals of our legal system, the roles and responsibilities of […]

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

Results Demonstrate Legislature’s Commitment to Education

By: Linda Dean Campbell – Sept. 2018 As back-to-school season rolls around, now is as good a time as ever to express our appreciation to all who are dedicated to educating our students here in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is no surprise that Massachusetts was once again ranked the “Best State for Education” by […]

Veterans Legislation Goes to Governor Baker’s Desk to Be Signed

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell ~ August, 2018 I am proud that the Massachusetts Legislature has renewed its commitment to our Veterans by passing the BRAVE Act. As a Veteran and coming from a family of Veterans, I am proud and grateful that Massachusetts continues to honor those that have made, and continue […]

Legislation Targets Increased Cancer Rates Among Firefighters

Legislation Targets Increased Cancer Rates Among Firefighters

By: Linda Dean Campbell, February, 2018 This session I have filed a number of pieces of legislation pertaining to pressing public safety issues across the Commonwealth. I would like to highlight the following bill that I filed that just received a public hearing and excellent support from the committee and the public safety community: .3520, […]

Massachusetts Legislature: 2017 and 2018 ~ Rep. LINDA DEAN CAMPBELL

Massachusetts Legislature: 2017 and 2018 ~ Rep. LINDA DEAN CAMPBELL

By: :Linda Dean Campbell – Jan. 2018 My very best wishes to all of you in 2018. Looking back to Legislative action in 2017, one of the most notable accomplishments was Criminal Justice Reform. The House of Representatives passed comprehensive and responsible reforms to the criminal justice law in Massachusetts which addresses a number of […]

Methuen’s Rep. Linda Campbell Joins Colleagues in Trip to Israel

Methuen’s Rep. Linda Campbell Joins Colleagues in Trip to Israel

Last month, Rep. Linda Dean Campbell joined her colleaugues for a trip to Israel. Anti-semites and Jew haters have long protested Massachusetts legislators seeing the holy land for themselves. We asked Canmpbell, why go on a study trip to Israel sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)? “Most importantly, because I am currently serving […]

Crisis Intervention Team Training for Police Officers

Crisis Intervention Team  Training for Police Officers

  By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Nov., 2017 The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a very timely annual breakfast where Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger and our Merrimack Valley Police Chiefs briefed us on the most current trends and challenges. I am thankful to the […]

We are No Longer Taxachusetts But…

We are No Longer Taxachusetts But…

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – Oct. 2017 Brewing discussions here in Massachusetts about taxes prompted by ballot question initiatives provide us an opportunity to look at the big picture. This opportunity is now energized by recent tax changes proposed at the federal level. Let the games begin! It is likely that Massachusetts will never […]

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

Great Energy and a Packed Hearing for Civics Education

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – July, 2017 One looming challenge for our country and Massachusetts is a general lack of civic engagement on the part of our young people. The steadily declining voter turnout by our youth is particularly pronounced in both midterm and local elections. Only 20% of 18 to 29 year olds […]

Drug Traffickers, VISA Reform, And Making Us Safer

Drug Traffickers, VISA Reform, And Making Us Safer

By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – June, 2017 As a State Representative who represents a district vibrant with the contributions and citizenship of immigrants, I want to share thoughts I have about how we might advocate for policies at the federal level which are so necessary right now to achieve positive results given the scourge […]

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

House Budget Will Need a Haircut

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell Following an extensive process that starts with hearings in January, the Fiscal Year 2018 House budget was finalized in the last week in April. The Senate will soon complete their budget and the two will be reconciled by 1 July. The 40.4 billion dollar House budget DID NOT include […]

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

Public Safety Related Legislation I am Filing ~ By: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell

By: State Rep. Linda Dean Campbell – April, 2017 My prior service in the U. S. Army has influenced my public service in many ways, very significantly in my understanding of threats, sacrifices and increasing challenges faced by our public safety officers. This past legislative session I was honored to serve as the Vice-Chair of […]