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Cash boost eyed to aid families in ‘deep poverty’
01-29-2023 2:52 PM

By SAM DRYSDALE

BOSTON — Of the more than 7,000 bills lawmakers filed in the last month, anti-poverty advocates are pushing to ensure increases in direct cash assistance to low-income families is one of the few hundred that will cross the finish line this...


State Legislature’s Food Caucus gearing up for push to fight hunger
01-26-2023 6:20 PM

By SAM DORAN

The Legislature’s Food System Caucus is getting ready to “fight like hell” for its priorities, Co-Chair Sen. Jo Comerford said Wednesday, and another caucus leader said money to combat hunger can be realized by the savings it will create elsewhere in...


McGovern: Municipal projects could suffer under current debt ceiling 
01-23-2023 5:23 PM

By GREG VINE

Speaking in response to news that U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will need to take “extraordinary measures” to prevent a default on the nation’s debt should lawmakers fail to increase or suspend the federal debt ceiling, U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern...


Comerford named Legislator of the Year for bills supporting seniors
01-05-2023 11:11 PM

By CHRIS LARABEE

For her efforts to advance bills that support seniors, the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) has honored state Sen. Jo Comerford with its Legislator of the Year award.In the last legislative session, the...


Comerford to reintroduce medical aid-in-dying bill in wake of court decision
12-28-2022 6:12 PM

By ALEXANDER MACDOUGALL

NORTHAMPTON — Sen. Jo Comerford said she intends to reintroduce a bill next month that would legalize “physician-assisted suicide,” just days after the state’s highest court ruled that the state constitution does not protect a doctor who provides...

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