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Help with high energy costs this winter

I am sure you have been hearing and reading about increased energy costs. In summary, due to high natural gas and oil prices stemming from the Russia-Ukrainian war and other factors, heating and electricity utility bills will dramatically increase this … Continue reading

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Legislature passes major clean energy legislation

The Massachusetts Legislature passed a sweeping clean energy bill, An Act driving clean energy and offshore wind. The legislation bolsters green transportation, green buildings, and clean power production, including offshore wind, solar, storage and networked geothermal, while creating thousands of … Continue reading

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Remarks at Jan. 6 vigil in Franklin

Rep. Roy joined local leaders in commemorating Jan. 6 at a vigil on the Franklin Town Common. Below is the text of the remarks he delivered: As Senator Rausch indicated, our day in the Massachusetts Legislature started with finishing the … Continue reading

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House passes Genocide Education Act

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the Genocide Education Act, filed by state Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin. The bill, approved with a vote of 157-2, will require public schools to teach the history of genocides and create a fund to … Continue reading

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House Agrees to Vaccine Mandate For Reps, Staff

The House voted to require all members and staff to be fully vaccinated if they want to work out of the State House, agreeing to strict new COVID-19 health protocols that will put it mostly in line with the Senate … Continue reading

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Rep. Roy appointed to 250th American Revolution Anniversary Commission

Speaker Mariano appointed Representative Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) to the special commission to investigate and study the promotion and celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the American Revolution. The Massachusetts Commission on the 250th Anniversary of the American … Continue reading

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Public comment hearing on qualified immunity

The Special Commission on Qualified Immunity will host a virtual public comment meeting on Friday, August 20, at 11 a.m. to give members of the public an opportunity to share their views on qualified immunity and its impact on the … Continue reading

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Governor signs FY22 budget

Governor Baker signed the $48.07 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) that was passed unanimously by the Legislature earlier this month. This budget maintains fiscal responsibility, does not cut services, and makes targeted investments to address emerging needs, safeguard … Continue reading

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College in High School bill heard by committee

Highlighting data showing greater academic success among high school students who take college courses, Rep. Roy joined a panel of education experts testifying at an Education Committee hearing urging favorable action on H.693, an act relative to college in high … Continue reading

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Joint Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee Tours RMLD Battery Site

Reading, MA – On Friday, April 23, 2021, new Chairman Jeffrey Roy and six members of the Joint Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) Committee of the Massachusetts legislature toured the Reading Municipal Light Department’s (RMLD) Minuteman Battery Energy Storage System … Continue reading

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