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August 16, 2017

Lesser Amendment to Fund Mass. Emergency Food Assistance Program Included in Budget

BOSTON — The final state budget sent to Governor Charlie Baker includes funding for the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP), a budget amendment sponsored by Senator Eric P. Lesser. “The potential for dramatic cuts to federal agriculture and nutrition assistance programs, including Meals on Wheels, make these assistance programs more important than ever. The uncertainty we’re facing at the …

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July 28, 2017

Senator Lesser Votes with Senate to Expand Property Tax Breaks

Bill gives cities and towns more options to adjust property taxes for seniors, veterans and the disabled BOSTON — Today the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation allowing cities and towns to provide property tax breaks for low-income seniors, veterans and the disabled. “Property taxes can be a large burden for those already have tight finances. This will allow more flexibility to …

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July 20, 2017

Lesser Proposal to Create EpiPen Bulk Purchase Program Signed Into Law

“This program will reduce health care costs and bring significant health benefits to the state — including the potential to save lives,” said Sen. Lesser BOSTON — On Monday, Governor Charlie Baker signed a budget, approved by both the House and Senate, which included a budget amendment sponsored by Senator Eric P. Lesser to create a bulk purchase program for …

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July 19, 2017

Sen. Lesser, Rep. Higgins Testify in Support of Their Proposed “Student Loan Bill of Rights”

“We cannot be reactive to this issue; we must be proactive and prevent these abuses,” said Sen. Lesser BOSTON — On Tuesday, Senator Eric P. Lesser and Representative Natalie Higgins of Leominster testified before the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure in support of their bill to establish a “Student Loan Bill of Rights,” which would protect student …

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