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Rep. Garlick, House Pass Work and Family Mobility Act

Rep. Garlick, House Pass Work and Family Mobility Act

Dear Friends and Neighbors,  Today I voted in the affirmative on legislation to improve the safety of our roadways in our communities. H.4461, An Act relative to work and family mobility, supports public safety of the Commonwealth by ensuring access to driver’s training and insurance coverage for all residents.  For nearly two decades,...

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Fresh Garlick – Friday, February 4, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Friday, February 4, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This week marks the start of Black History Month, which is a time to honor and celebrate the many contributions of the Black communities and voices through reflection, learning, and action. Black history is deeply entwined within American history, but often, the contributions of Black individuals are left out of...

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Fresh Garlick – Friday, January 28, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Friday, January 28, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, As voting rights are under attack elsewhere in the country, in Massachusetts we are working to expand access to the ballot to ensure every resident has the ability to vote. Yesterday, I joined my colleagues in the House of Representatives in voting in the affirmative on the VOTES Act, which makes multiple important...

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Fresh Garlick – January 20, 2022

Fresh Garlick – January 20, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, On Wednesday, I joined my colleagues in the House of Representatives to vote in the affirmative on a $55 million supplemental budget to address immediate COVID-19 needs, including: COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools; personal protective masks for students and faculty in K-12 schools; and promoting vaccination rates for...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, January 6, 2022

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, January 6, 2022

Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is with great hope and optimism that I share that this morning I met virtually with 50 chosen candidates from a variety of Massachusetts healthcare programs selected by the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis. Hosted by the Massachusetts Policy Forum this forum provides graduate students in...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 16, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 16, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, "I think there is no higher calling in terms of a career than public service, which is a chance to make a difference in people's lives and improve the world" Jack Lew This week, I said thank you to Paul Hinkley who retired from the Medfield Housing Authority with 30 years of service as the Facilities Manager (after 30...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 9, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 9, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Holiday season is a critical time for small businesses and as we recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19, it continues to be important to support local businesses. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act funding, the Legislature made significant investment into local businesses including $60 million for...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, December 2, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today, the House of Representative voted affirmatively on the conference committee report on the American Rescue Plan Act. The product of a significant deliberative process, including 6 public hearings and substantial debate in the House, Senate and Conference Committee, the final legislation directs $4 billion in...

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Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Fresh Garlick – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dear Friends and Neighbors, This Saturday, November 20, is recognized as Transgender Day of Remembrance. This is an annual observance to honor the memory of the transgender people who lives have been lost in acts of violence. Trans Day of Remembrance is a day to reaffirm our commitment to the transgender community and a day for us to express hope...

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