Hopes to reduce health care costs.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
State representative says investment will lead to "economic competitiveness."
Friday, January 4, 2013
Massachusetts has some old, sometimes funny morality laws about cursing and other no-nos. But sometimes those laws play havoc with modern-day living. Is it time to clear the books?
Massachusetts is famous for its out-of-date laws. The Boston Globe cites a few, like a cursing ban at sporting events. But there are other laws, passed over 100 years ago, which could complicate present-day political and legal dilemmas. But these old laws sometimes have a major effect on modern day issues. Representative Byron Rushing, D-South End, reminded the Globe that Governor Mitt Romney used a 1913 law about residency rules to prevent out-of-state gay couples from marrying in Massachusetts. That old law was scrubbed from the books in 2008, five years after it was cited by Romney. The 19th-century anti-abortion laws are a particularly thorny issue, according to the Globe. They may be relics of a time past, but that didn't stop the …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students joined U.S. Surgeon General to mark "Kick Butts" Day.
Representative Jason Lewis welcomed Winchester High School students to the State House last week for “Kick Butts” Day. More than 100 students from across the state joined U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to call attention to the marketing strategies used by the tobacco industry to entice young people to start using tobacco products. Rep. Lewis is the Co-Chair of the legislature's Prevention for Health Caucus which has identified tobacco prevention and cessation as its top legislative priority.