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Rep. Roy reflects on 190th Session accomplishments

The Legislature marked the end of a productive 2017-2018 legislative session, passing major bills relating to criminal justice, civics education, gun safety, substance use disorder, women’s rights, economic development, veterans’ benefits, consumer data protections, and energy and the environment. “It … Continue reading

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FBRC recommendations implementation

The Massachusetts House of Representatives has been very active in trying to address issues raised by the Foundation Budget Review Commission (FBRC) about education spending. In fact, on July 10, the House voted 143-0 to approve a bill addressing the … Continue reading

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Mass Houses passes health reform

  It was a great honor to work on and be a part of the team in presenting the 160 page reform bill that addresses some of the most pressing concerns in our healthcare system today – price variation, unnecessary … Continue reading

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The truth behind the recent dark money mailing

Recently, many homes in Franklin received a mailing concerning pay raises for legislators. The information contained in the mailing is false, defamatory, and its origin is highly suspect. To help you sort through the disinformation campaign, and set the record straight, … Continue reading

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Two locals recognized for manufacturing

Two area manufacturers, Dell Technologies and E.Parrella Company, Inc. (EPCO), each received a Manufacturer of the Year award at a State House ceremony on Tuesday. The companies were nominated by State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy and State Senator Karen E. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Students Score among World Leaders on PISA Reading, Science and Math Tests

Massachusetts students’ reading and science scores place the state in a league with the top-scoring nations in the world. These results are evidence of what many of us already know: Massachusetts schools offer a world-class education. If Massachusetts were a nation, … Continue reading

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New law requires posting of legal notices online

In July, Governor Charles Baker signed into law H1566, An Act relative to electronic publication of certain legal notices. The bill was filed by Representative Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin) in January 2015 and was enacted by the House and Senate … Continue reading

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House passes act relative to transgender discrimination

On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Massachusetts’s House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass H4343, An Act relative to transgender anti-discrimination. With this vote, the House solidified its role as a civil rights leader and passed legislation that provides equal … Continue reading

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Detox unit at Essex jail provides hope

Rep. Roy joined several SAFE Coalition members for a tour of the Essex County Correctional Facility with prison officials, Wrentham District Court probation officials, and officials from Norfolk County Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Frank Cousins began the tour with a presentation … Continue reading

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MGH’s Dr. John Kelly talks opiates at S.A.F.E. coalition meeting

Dr. John Kelly, Harvard professor and Massachusetts General Hospital addiction expert, spoke at our second S.A.F.E. coalition meeting about the mechanisms of, and strategies for, combating and de-stigmatizing substance abuse disorders. You can view the video of his presentation by … Continue reading

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