“Loving the Climate” – Activists Visit the State House on Valentine’s Day

Submitted by Mothers Out Front of Bedford

Is there a better way to show our love for our children than to lobby for a livable climate?

Bedford resident and Mothers Out Front member Sue Swanson along with ten other constituents who met with Sam Anderson, counsel to Senator Michael Barrett, to express support for the energy bill and also for Senator Barrett, who is on medical leave.

A Message from State Senator Mike Barrett

State Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) issued the following statement on February 13, 2018:

“Late yesterday, doctors at Mass. General Hospital diagnosed me with APL, a rare form of leukemia. Fortunately for me, APL is highly curable. I’ll be hospitalized for roughly 30 days and then receive treatment as an outpatient.

“Throughout, I’ll continue to pursue the legislative and district priorities of my constituents. In terms of politics, for me nothing will change: I’ll be running for re-election in the fall.

State Senator Mike Barrett Grills Eversource about New Charge on Solar Users

Submitted by the Office of State Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington

State Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) and Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell) quizzed Eversource Energy and the state Department of Public Utilities (DPU) at a formal oversight hearing last Tuesday, January 30.

“Any minimum demand charge should motivate consumers to reduce their energy use at the times the overall system is under stress.” Senator Barrett said. “This complex ‘non-coincident’ charge fails the test.”

Rep. Gordon and Sen. Creem File Bills to Support AG in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Cases

Submitted by the Office of State Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)

The Attorney General will receive increased power to investigate and enforce Massachusetts’ sexual harassment and discrimination laws, and clouds of secrecy will be lifted in cases involving serial harassers if identical bills filed by Representative Kenneth Gordon (D-Bedford) and Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) are passed.

Rep. Gordon’s February Office Hours Moved to the Fitch Room at Town Center

Submitted by the office of Rep. Ken Gordon

Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) will host the latest of his monthly office hours on Saturday, February 10thfrom 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fitch Room in Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA. The location has changed from the Prince Street Café to Bedford Town Center due to plumbing issues that have forced the temporary closing of the bakery.

Legislature’s Energy Committee To Question Eversource’s New Charge on Solar Users

Submitted by the Office of State Senator Mike Barrett (D-Lexington

The House and Senate Chairs of the legislative committee responsible for energy and utilities policy have scheduled a public hearing in response to the state Department of Public Utilities’ approval of a request from Eversource Energy for a new fee on solar users.

House Chair Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell) and Senate Chair Mike Barrett (D-Lexington) will conduct a formal oversight hearing of the committee this coming Tuesday, January 30, at 1 pm in Room B-1 of the State House.

UPDATE, New Location: Rep. Gordon’s January 20 Office Hours

Submitted by the Office of Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)

Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) will host the latest of his monthly office hours on Saturday, January 20th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Fitch Room in Bedford Town Center, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA. The location has changed from the Prince Street Café to Bedford Town Center due to flooding that damaged the Prince Street Café.

Office Hours with State Rep Ken Gordon: Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 am

Submitted by the Office of State Representative Ken Gordon

Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) will host the latest of his monthly office hours on Saturday, January 20thfrom 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Prince Street Café on 200 Great Road in Bedford, MA.

Representative Gordon will be available to answer questions and to listen to concerns and ideas from constituents of the district.

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