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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, September 2, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, September 2, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, In this week of “Opioid Overdose Awareness,“ I wish to share that the Commonwealth will be receiving upwards of $90 million in funds from the legal claims arising from the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, and dispensing of opioids. This does not include the settlement from the Sackler Family and Purdue Pharma...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, August 19, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, August 19, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, I support President Biden’s decision to remove US troops from Afghanistan. With his announcement, we are now subjected by pundits to a muddled and murky sea of politics, policy and predictions. We must not be distracted from the concerns and issues of the human beings and lives at stake. The American service people who...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, August 12, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, August 12, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, In the Commonwealth, 42% of households with children are experiencing hunger and one in four food-insecure children do not qualify for free lunch. To address this, I joined my colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting in the affirmative on H.715, An Act promoting student nutrition. This legislation ensures...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, August 5, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, August 5, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This session, I have sponsored H.2329, An Act relative to accelerating improvements to the local and regional public health system to address disparities in the delivery of public health services, known as SAPHE 2.0. This legislation builds on the SAPHE 1.0 legislation I sponsored that was passed into law last year. It...

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Fresh Garlick – Friday, July 30, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Friday, July 30, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, My continued optimism and hope for our future as a community, Commonwealth, and country was reaffirmed by the two summer interns working with me and my staff this summer. Carina from Dover and Ryan from Needham have been completing valuable work in my office, including taking part in briefings with leaders in state...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Friday, July 9, I voted in the affirmative on the $48.1 Billion FY22 Budget. Despite the fiscal rollercoaster of the past 16-months, the Commonwealth is on a strong path towards recovery and is able to make meaningful investments in our future. New revenue projections indicate the Commonwealth is recovering, thus...

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$48.1 Billion FY22 State Budget

$48.1 Billion FY22 State Budget

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Friday, July 9, I voted in the affirmative on the $48.1 Billion FY22 Budget. Despite the fiscal rollercoaster of the past 16-months, the Commonwealth is on a strong path towards recovery and is able to make meaningful investments in our future. New revenue projections indicate Massachusetts is recovering, thus...

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Garlick Elected Chair of New Disabilities Commission

Garlick Elected Chair of New Disabilities Commission

Rep. Denise Garlick will chair the new permanent Commission on the Status of Persons With Disabilities after the Needham Democrat and registered nurse was elected by her fellow commissioners on Wednesday at the group's first meeting. The commission was created by a late 2020 law with a broad mandate to "advance the cause of persons with...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 8, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 8, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Thirty-one years ago, the first Disability Pride Day was held in Boston to promote visibility and awareness of the positive pride felt by people with disabilities. Still today, people with disabilities are often not treated as equals and continue to experience discrimination in their communities. In Massachusetts, we...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 1, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, July 1, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This year as we approach July 4th, I am filled with the energy of going forth! It is with feelings of great respect for the suffering, hardships and uncertainty of so many people during the Massachusetts State of Emergency and continuing for many in the present, with an acknowledgement of lessons learned and with hope...

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