Fighting for fairness

Dear friends, 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 … Continued

Donoghue’s priority bills address opioids, higher ed, and more

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Building on her past efforts to create new economic opportunities, expand access to college, protect students from predatory for-profit schools, and combat the opioid epidemic, Senator Eileen Donoghue announced today her priority bills for the 2017-2018 legislative session. “Fairness was … Continued

Donoghue honored for college savings tax incentive

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BOSTON – At the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts’ annual dinner on December 5 in Boston, more than 400 attendees, including Governor Charlie Baker and 31 college and university presidents, celebrated the passage of legislation creating a … Continued

Lowell Means Business

The Lowell Plan released “Lowell Means Business” to highlight the city’s rapid growth and its immense economic potential. The video showcases the city’s beautiful, refurbished mills and its state-of-the-art office buildings. It notes the city’s workforce development programs and its … Continued

VIDEO: Lawmakers hear about advantages of more daylight

BOSTON — Many New Englanders celebrate every March when the clocks jump ahead one hour for daylight savings. Not only does it mean leaving work before the sun sets, but there’s an emotional lift that comes from knowing the darkest … Continued

Beacon Hill Buzz with Secretary Jay Ash

Jay Ash talks economic development Secretary Jay Ash sat down with state Senator Eileen Donoghue to talk about economic development in Massachusetts. The two discussed the importance of research and development, workforce training efforts, the need for affordable housing, and … Continued

Looking back on two years of progress

Dear friends, With Labor Day behind us and schools throwing open their doors, the summer has finally come to a close. So too, has the 2015-2016 legislative session, which ended, as it almost always does, with a flurry of activity. … Continued

Advanced manufacturing facility opens

WESTFORD — When doors open next week at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, a gleaming new Advanced Manufacturing classroom will greet students. The new facility is designed to help students get good jobs after graduation and ease labor shortages in … Continued

Baker signs $1B economic-growth bill

By Andy Metzger BOSTON — With the stroke of a pen Wednesday morning, Gov. Charlie Baker authorized $500 million in new state infrastructure spending, $45 million for contaminated site cleanups and $4.5 million for a cybersecurity and data center. The … Continued

Economic bill called far-reaching

By Rick Sobey LOWELL — Investing in infrastructure, job creation, workforce development and housing: It’s what the people want, and it’s what they got from the $1 billion economic-development bill just approved by the state Legislature. That’s according to state … Continued

Billion-dollar economic development bill passes legislature

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BOSTON – Early Monday morning the Massachusetts legislature passed an economic development bill that authorizes $1 billion in bonding over five years for strategic investments in infrastructure, job creation, workforce development, housing production, and the revitalization of gateway cities. It … Continued

Senate passes economic development bill

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BOSTON – On Thursday night the Massachusetts Senate passed S.2423, An Act relative to job creation, workforce development, and infrastructure investment, which authorizes $743.9 million in bonding over a three-year period for strategic investments in the innovation economy, workforce development, … Continued