In this Issue…
Office Change I Recognition I Co-sponsorship Highlights I Office Hours
Dear Friends. . .
I hope that this newsletter find you well. Spring has begun and the snow has finally melted. With the change of the season comes the excitement of a new budget cycle. The House Committee on Ways and Means plans to release their budget this week, and I will do my best to keep you informed each step of the way. My office has heard a variety of requests from the 8th Suffolk District, and all of those needs will be considered as I review budgetary matters. Among the priorities that I will be advocating for that I am particularly excited about is a continued effort to ensure proper funding for Early Education.
In this issue of the Dispatch, I have highlighted some pieces of legislation that I have co-sponsored this session. I’ve broken them down into categories to give you a sense of the variety of bills and innovative ideas that I am excited to work on. This is a small sample of a variety of bills that I have co-sponsored. I have also included details about my new office location as well as my monthly Office Hours so that we can keep in touch. I hope to see you soon, whether it be in the State House or in the District. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to my office if you have any questions or requests.
8th Suffolk District
Since Committee Assignments were made, a lot of offices have been relocating in the State House. I recently moved to a new office as well. My legislative aide and I are excited about our new location in the Judiciary Committee suite!
If you would like to come by to visit, feel free to schedule an appointment with my legislative aide, Caitlin Duffy (Caitlin.Duffy@MAHouse.gov), or stop by Room 136! Below is our new contact information:
Office: (617) 722-2396
Fax: (617) 722-2819
Check out these blog posts on my website to see how I did on some legislative score cards!
State Representative Jay Livingstone named “Champion” for Choice by Planned Parenthood Massachusetts
State Representative Jay Livingstone receives high marks on Mass Audubon and Environmental League of Massachusetts Legislative Scorecards
Along with the pieces of legislation that I filed as a lead sponsor this session, I have had the opportunity to work with other legislators to sign onto other important pieces of legislation. Below are just some highlights of bills that I am excited to support and will be watching this session. To read about all of them, go to my legislative webpage!
l Animal Rights l Consumer Protection l Criminal Justice l Education l
l Environment/Energy l Health Care/ Public Health l Housing l
l Mental Health/Substance Abuse l Privacy l Transportation l
Every week, I will be in the community to receive feedback, ideas, and suggestions on both local neighborhood issues and statewide policy priorities. Below is the schedule for April. Hope to see you there!
The schedule of office hours is as follows:
Beacon Hill: Panificio Bistro and Bakery
Thursday, April 16th, 8:30am-9:30am
144 Charles St. Boston, MA 02134
West End: J Pace & Son
Wednesday, April 22nd, 8:30am-9:30am
75 Blossom Court Boston, MA 02114
Back Bay: Thinking Cup
Tuesday, April 28th, 8:30am-9:30am
85 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116
Central Square: 1369 Coffee House
Thursday, April 30th, 8:30am-9:30am
757 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02139