2017-2018 Legislative Session
Below are all of the bills that I have decided to co-sponsor this session organized by their subject area. As you can imagine, leafing through thousands of bills can be very cumbersome, so I would like to thank all of my constituents that wrote in with their requests. If you didn’t have a chance to write in, no worries! Contact information is below to remain updated on whichever bill(s) that you would like.
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To learn more about the legislation that I have filed and co-sponsored, you can check out my public legislative page here, or reach out to my Legislative Aide, Caitlin Duffy, by email (Caitlin.Duffy@mahouse.gov) or by telephone (617-722-2396)
On Tuesday, October 20th, I had the privilege of testifying in support of a bill that I filed that would help poor children access welfare benefits. The bill, which was the result of a collaboration with the nonprofit Healthcare for All, works to amend a range of concerns for low income children in the Commonwealth. The Healthy Food, Healthy Homes, Healthy Children (HHH) Coalition, a diverse group of human service providers, researchers, and advocacy organizations, has backed this legislation and view it as a holistic approach to fixing these issues. There are over 30 organizations that make up the HHH Coalition including Health Care for All, Boston Children’s Hospital, Greater Boston Food Bank, and Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association. Their website can be found HERE.
For more information regarding this important legislation, click here.
Mass Live — Report on the bill filed by Rep. Livingstone and supported by a coalition of more than thirty organizations, including Health Care for All, Boston Children’s Hospital, Greater Boston Food Bank and many others. “It take a comprehensive approach to helping those that need the help the most – kids whose parents are on some sort of public assistance,” said State Rep. Jay Livingstone, D-Boston, the bill’s prime sponsor. “It really tries to get at the issues that they have often in school by focusing on all the problems – nutrition, housing, healthcare – and trying to find ways to improve each of those things and also make the government more efficient.” Read the story.
Beacon Hill Times — Update from Rep. Livingstone on the state budget and its local impact. “The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, an organization that provides many services throughout Boston in addition to the free summer performances put on at the Hatch Shell each summer, was a grant recipient. The Landmarks Orchestra received a $75,000 grant for the purpose of covering the cost of the significantly increased security at the Hatch shell that the State Police require in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy.” Read the story.