Press Releases & Op-Eds

PRESS RELEASES:

Senate Passes Major Bills to Improve Public Safety, Education and Enviroment
November 21, 2019

North Shore leaders collaborate on Frederick E. Berry Institute of Politics and Civic Engagement
November 13, 2019

Anti-lead advocates stress need for urgent action at committee hearing
October 30, 2019

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2019 Closeout Supplemental Budget of $779.8 Million
October 24, 2019

Senate Passes Legislation Promoting the Safety, Health and Wellness of Children and Persons with Disabilities
October 17, 2019

Massachusetts Senate Unaimously Passes Student Opportunity Act
October 4, 2019

Senator Lovely Testifies on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bills before Joint Committee on Education
September 4, 2019

Legislature Passes Balanced Budget with Targeted Investments in Education, Housing, and Environment
July 25, 2019

Senate Passes FY 2020 Budget
May 24, 2019

Senate Passes Local Infrastructure Funding Bill 
May 23, 2019

Massachusetts Gets a “D” for Policies Addressing Lead in School Drinking Water
March 21, 2019

Senator Lovely Named Assistant Majority Leader
February 14, 2019

Senate Passes Comprehensive Rules Proposals
February 1, 2019

Legislature Passes Fiscal Year 2018 Supplemental Budget
October 15, 2018

Update Regarding Waters River Bridge Cemetery Access Road Project
October 15, 2018

Senator Lovely Announces 81st Citizens’ Legislative Seminar in October
August 21, 2018

SENATE PASSES THREE KEY BILLS ON LAST DAY OF SESSION
August 2, 2018

Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Improve Mental Health Services for First Responders
July 30, 2018

State Senate passes sweeping economic development bill boosting support for small businesses, workers and infrastructure projects
July 26, 2018

Senate Passes Bill Unanimously to Help Families Struggling with Alzheimer’s
July 20, 2018

Massachusetts Senate Passes Major Legislation Aimed at Addressing Opioid Crisis
July 20, 2018

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from Abuse
July 19, 2018

Senate Passes Budget; Bill Contains Key Provisions Supported by Sen.Lovely
July 19, 2018

Massachusetts Senate Passes Environmental Bond Bill
July 12, 2018

Massachusetts Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration
July 12, 2018

Senate passes legislation to establish a commission to study lead in school water
July 12, 2018

Senate Passes Legislation to Protect Youth from the Health Risks of Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction 
June 29, 2018

Julie Curtis of Danvers named as an Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women
June 22, 2018

Senate Passes an Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future
June 14, 2018

Senate Approves Extreme Risk Protection Order Legislation
June 8, 2018

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $5 Million in Grants to Address Climate Change Impacts
June 1, 2018

Senate Passes Life Sciences Bill to Continue Investment in Cutting-Edge Industry Critical to State Economy
May 31, 2018

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2019 Budget
May 24, 2018

Senate committee issues report on sexual harassment policies
May 15, 2018

Senator Lovely and Representative O’Day host 4th annual Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Day
May 11, 2018

Massachusetts Senate unanimously approves Foundation Budget reforms, sending bill to House
May 11, 2018

Senator Joan B. Lovely receives Triangle, Inc.’s 2018 Public Servant of the Year Award
May 7, 2018

Senate Approves “The BRAVE Act” for Veterans
May 3, 2018

Senate Passes Credit Protection Bill to Protect Consumers in the wake of Equifax Breach
April 27, 2018

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Land and Water Conservation Fund Grants
April 12, 2018

Senate Approves $600 Million in Funding for Local Road Projects over Next Three Years
April 11, 2018

Senate Passes Housing Bond Bill
March 29, 2018

Senator Joan Lovely receives the Frederick E. Berry Early Intervention Champion Award
March 22, 2018

Massachusetts Passes Bill to Protect State, Municipal Workers
March 01, 2018

MA Senate Passes Bill to Protect Student Information
March 01, 2018

Senator Joan Lovely Named to New Leadership Position
February 28, 2018

Environment Committee gives favorable report to Ehrlich and Lovely bill to study lead in school water
February 16, 2018

Senate Passes Bill Funding State Capital Facility Repairs and Improvements
February 9, 2018

Senator Lovely files amendments to Capital Facilities Bond Bill
January 29, 2018

Senate creates committee to review sexual harassment policies
January 18, 2018

Governor Baker to Release $100M in Earmarked Funding
January 10, 2018

Legislature Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students
November 16, 2017

Senate Votes to Expand Contraceptive Mandate
November 15, 2017

Senate Passes Bill to Establish Climate Change Adaptation Management Action Plan
November 8, 2017

Senator Joan Lovely Appointed Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
November 3, 2017

MA Senate Passes Legislation to Curb College Campus Sexual Violence
November 2, 2017

Senate Passes Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform
October 27, 2017

Manufacturing Caucus Hosts Second Annual Manufacturing Award Ceremony
October 27, 2017

Senate Approves Legislation to Address the Skills Gap and Help Unemployed Workers
October 27, 2017

Senate Passes Donoghue Bill Reforming Handicapped Placards
October 18, 2017

Senator Lovely honored by Associated Industries of Massachusetts
October 16, 2017

Senator Lovely Testifies in Support of Bills heard by the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
October 10, 2017

Legislature Enacts Bill to Designate the First Week in August as Ice Bucket Challenge Week
July 28, 2017

Governor Baker Signs Bipartisan Pregnant Worker Protection Legislation
July 28, 2017

State Senator Joan Lovely Appointed Assistant Vice Chair of Ways and Means Committee
July 27, 2017

Legislature Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
July 20, 2017

Senator Joan Lovely’s Important Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bill Heard by Joint Committee on Education
July 18, 2017

Senate Passes Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
June 29, 2017

Senator Lovely’s Bill to Improve Massachusetts Foster Care System Heard by Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities
June 29, 2017

Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women Announces Unsung Heroines of 2017
June 26, 2017

Senate Releases Commonwealth Conversations 2017 Report
June 22, 2017

Hearing Held on Bill to Designate the First Week in August as Ice Bucket Challenge Week
June 13, 2017

Two of Bills Filed by Senator Lovely Heard by the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
June 6, 2017

Senator Lovely and Representative O’Day to host 3rd annual Postpartum Depression Awareness Day
June 2, 2017

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2018 Budget
May 25, 2017

Senator Joan B. Lovely Hosts Legislative Briefing on Omnibus Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Bill
May 18, 2017

Senator Lovely Honored by Anti-Defamation League
May 17, 2017

Senate Ways and Means Releases FY 2018 Budget Recommendations
May 16, 2017

Senate Kids First Working Group Releases: Kids First: A Vision for a Stronger Commonwealth
May 4, 2017

Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Reported Favorably
April 28, 2017

FY2018 Chapter 90 Bill Funding Authorized by Senate
April 10, 2017

Senator Lovely Preparing for Commonwealth Conversations Tour on the North Shore
March 28, 2017

Senator Lovely scores 100% on Mass Audubon’s Legislative Report Card
March 21, 2017

Senator Lovely and Triangle, Inc. Partner on Internship Program
March 16, 2017

Senator Joan Lovely Named to Leadership Position in Massachusetts Senate
February 15, 2017

Senator Lovely Files Legislation for 2017-2018 Session
January 24, 2017

Legislature Passes Bill to Convey Superior Court to Salem Redevelopment Authority
January 4, 2017

Senator Lovely Receives William Plante Jr. Open Government Award
December 2, 2016

31st Annual Survey Finds Recalled Toys in Online Stores
November 22, 2016

Senator Lovely to be honored by Tufts Dental Facilities
November 17, 2016

Senator Lovely to be Honored by North Shore Elder Services
November 15, 2016

Anti- Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate
July 25, 2016

Legislature Passes Landmark Bill to Dismantle the Gender Wage Gap
July 25, 2016

Senate Passes Economic Development Bill
July 15, 2016

Senate Passes Legislation Allowing Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Attend College
July 7, 2016

Legislature Passes Balanced Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
June 30, 2016

Senate Passes Omnibus Energy Bill
June 30, 2016

Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Transportation Network Companies
June 29, 2016

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2017 Budget
May 27, 2016

Senate Budget Includes New Home Works Program for Children in Shelter
May 27, 2016

Senate Budget Includes Funding for Local Schools and Projects
May 27, 2016

Legislative Conference Committee Reaches Compromise on Public Records Overhaul
May 23, 2016

Senate Passes Transgender Anti-Discrimination Legislation
May 12, 2016

Senate Passes Comprehensive Agricultural Bill
May 12, 2016

Local Road Repair Funding Authorized
April 14,2016

Legislature Passes Substance Abuse Addiction Legislation
March 10, 2016

Senate Passes Public Records Reform
February 4, 2016

Senator Lovely Appointed to Ways and Means Committee
January 28, 2016

Senate Passes Pay Equity Legislation
January 28, 2016

Senate Approves Commission to Prevent Tenant Bullying
November 6, 2015

Senate Passes Opiate Addiction Prevention Bill
October 2, 2015

Senate Passes Motor Vehicle License Suspension Bill
September 25, 2015

House and Senate Reach Budget Compromise
July 9, 2015

Capital Spending Plan Includes Funding for Peabody’s Crystal Lake
June 22, 2015

Senate Adopts Sen. Lovely’s Amendments during Budget Debate
May 22, 2015

Sen. Lovely Adds Funding for McKinney-Vento Transportation Costs
May 22, 2015

Senate Approves Plan to Reduce State Personnel Costs
April 16, 2015

Senator Lovely Appointed to Work on Addiction for Second Consecutive Session
April 3, 2015

Local Senators to Host Listening Tour on the North Shore
February 13, 2015

Senator Lovely Named Senate Chair of State Administration Committee
January 29, 2015

Senator Lovely Files Bills Relative to Emergency Assistance Housing Program
January 16, 2015

Legislature Approves District Court Conveyance
August 4, 2014

House and Senate Approve Naming Essex Probate and Family Court After Judge Thaddeus Buczko
July 30, 2014

Senate Passes Bill to Promote Economic Growth
July 2, 2014

Senate Passes Fiscal Year 2015 Budget
May 23, 2014

Senator Lovely Files Trio of Amendments to Address Homelessness Issue
May 21, 2014

Senate Passes Bill to Increase Opportunities for Long-Tern Substance Abuse Recovery
May 13, 2014

Senate Acts to Protect Women’s Privacy Rights
March 7, 2014

Senate Passes Unemployment Insurance Reform Bill
February 11, 2014

Sen. Lovely to Study Drug Addiction Treatment Options As Part of New Special Committee
January 28, 2014

Senator Lovely Conducts Site Visits to Danvers Hotels
January, 15, 2014

Senator Lovely to Serve on Special Commission on Postpartum Depression
December 16, 2013

New Liquor License Enacted for Topsfield
November 20, 2013

Senate Passes Bill to Regulate Compounding Pharmacies
October 30, 2013

Senate Continues Support for Veterans; Passes Bill to Expand Services
October 16, 2013

Senator Lovely Tours Mental Health Facilities
August 19, 2013

Senator Lovely Brings E-ZPass Van to North Shore
August 6, 2013

Legislature Passes Sales Tax Holiday Bill
July 31, 2013

Senate Passes $1.4 Billion Housing Bond Bill
July 30, 2013

North Shore Workforce Investment Board Receives State Funding to Begin New Skills Training Program
July 19, 2013

Peabody Civil Service Petition Becomes Law
July 15, 2013

River House of Beverly to Receive Additional Public Funds
July 10, 2013

Topsfield Historical Society to Receive State Grant to Preserve Civil War Memorial
June 18, 2013

Senator Lovely Increases Funding for Developmentally Disabled
May 24, 2013

Senate Passes Good Samaritan Bill
May 22, 2013

Senator Lovely Supports Increased Funding for Local Roads Projects
May 2, 2013

Senator Lovely Delivers Maiden Speech
April 13, 2013

Senator Lovely to Chair the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse
February 5, 2013

OP-EDS:

“Pride Is Not Enough”
June 6, 2019

“Senate adopted its own ‘sunshine’ rules”
March 20, 2019

“Moving Senate policies forward”
February 25, 2018

“Compromise Reached on Pregnant Workers Fairness Bill”
February 28, 2017

“Senate Tax Plan Would Benefit All Residents”
May 29, 2015

“Lovely Looks Ahead to 2nd Term in State Senate”
January 13, 2015

“Transportation Investment to Play Crucial Role on Local Level”
July 18, 2013

“My Vote for Welfare Reform”
June 29, 2013

“Senator Lovely Getting Started”
January 12, 2013

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