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June 23, 2017

Local Students Win Senator Lesser’s Inaugural High School Essay Contest

SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser announced the winners of his first annual high school essay contest on Friday. The winners were Kamran Noori Shirazi, who just graduated from Springfield Central High School, and Fiona O’Sullivan, who just graduated from Ludlow High School. For the competition, students were asked to describe a community issue and an idea they had to …

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June 22, 2017

Senator Lesser Votes to Pass Bill Detailing the Sale and Taxation of Marijuana in Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Senator Eric P. Lesser voted to pass a compromise bill that specifies how marijuana can be sold and how those sales will be taxed in Massachusetts. The bill is the result of negotiations between the House and Senate, following voters’ approval of Question 4 to legalize the use and sale of marijuana. After the vote, Sen. …

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June 22, 2017

Senator Lesser Completes Whistle-Stop Tour Across State in Support of East-West Rail

Tour ended with rally in Springfield attended by more than 100 supporters SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, June 19, Senator Eric P. Lesser took a whistle-stop tour across the state to raise support for his proposal to study a high-speed rail link between Boston and Springfield. The tour began in Boston and ended with a nighttime rally in Springfield’s newly renovated …

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June 22, 2017

Senator Lesser Congratulates “Unsung Heroine” of Springfield

BOSTON — Senator Eric P. Lesser congratulated Dora Robinson of Springfield, who was recognized as an “Unsung Heroine” on Wednesday, June 21. Robinson was personally nominated by Sen. Lesser, and was honored along with more than 115 other Massachusetts women at a State House ceremony Wednesday. The Unsung Heroines are recognized by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women …

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