First of all, I’d like to thank you for entrusting me with the responsibility of representing you for a fourth term in the Massachusetts Senate. We made big strides last session, passing a billion-dollar economic development bill, landmark green energy legislation, and the strongest substance use prevention law in the country. There’s a lot we still have to do, of course.
Over the next two years the legislature will work to reduce student debt, expand access to vocational schools and job training, and reform the criminal justice system. I filed more than 40 bills related to those issues and to many other important topics. You can find summaries of all of them under the “Legislation” tab on my website.
Fairness was a running theme of the bills that I filed, whether they address fair access to jobs, fair treatment of consumers by online retailers, a fair chance at justice for victims of sexual assault, or fair restitution for students who suffer because of the bad practices of for-profit colleges. Please keep reading to learn about five of my priority pieces of legislation for the new session.
As always, I am deeply appreciative of your support and your counsel. If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please do not hesitate to contact my office at (617) 722-1630.
Eileen M. Donoghue
First Middesex District