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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, June 17, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, June 17, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Tuesday, I joined my colleagues in the House of Representatives to vote in the affirmative on S.2475 - An Act relative to extending certain COVID-19 measures adopted during the state of emergency. This legislation extends important COVID-19 State of Emergency policies including: Remote public meetings until April 1,...

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The Garlick Press – Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The Garlick Press – Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today, June 15, the Massachusetts COVID-19 “State of Emergency” ends. In a spirit of hope and resilience we move forward carrying the insights and tools that have served us well and foster our own healing. One of those tools was important and timely information. My staff and I shared 181 COVID-related communications...

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Funding Law Enforcement Reform and Early Education, Improving Voter Rights

Funding Law Enforcement Reform and Early Education, Improving Voter Rights

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today I voted in the affirmative for a supplemental budget that provides funding to implement our law enforcement reform bill and balance the books for Fiscal Year 2021. While we are still working on an FY2022 budget, it is not uncommon to require supplemental budgets to address pressing needs. This became even more...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, June 10, 2021

The Garlick Press – Thursday, June 10, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As a State Representative, I am offered the opportunity to speak to students in Needham, Dover, and Medfield about representative government and active citizenship. I always I say Yes! This morning, the 8th graders at Thomas Blake Middle School in Medfield welcomed me into their virtual classroom to discuss ways to...

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The Garlick Press – Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Garlick Press – Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, June is PRIDE month! I stand with my family, friends, neighbors, and the LGBTQ+ Legislative Caucus.I too am ..."Proud of the shared commitment to civil rights that defines our state – mayors and artists, athletes and lawmakers all amplifying the message of tolerance.  In 1989, we became the second state in the country...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Garlick Press – Thursday, June 3, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I am the House chief sponsor and I testified on H.3152 An Act to modernize participation in public meetings in front of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. I filed this legislation to require that all public meetings have an alternative means of public access, whether through telephone...

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The Garlick Press – Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Garlick Press – Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Governor has lifted the Covid-19 restrictions with the exception of hospitals, congregate care facilities, and transportation. The Massachusetts “State of Emergency” will expire on June 15 because of hard work and sacrifice of so many residents. As we begin navigating our lives without state-imposed restrictions,...

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The Garlick Press – Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Garlick Press – Thursday, May 27, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, May is recognized as National Foster Care Month, which is an opportunity to recognize the foster parents that open their homes and hearts to the most vulnerable children. Every child deserves access to a safe and supportive home and foster parents play an important role in providing care during challenging times in...

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One Year Later…Actions, Not Just Words

One Year Later…Actions, Not Just Words

Dear Friends and Neighbors, In 365 restless days and anxious nights, we have stood witness to and experienced unimaginable events, from a public health and economic crisis brought on by global pandemic to the insurrectionist attack on our Capitol. This unprecedented period has exacerbated issues that we can no longer turn our backs on, including...

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