September 20, 2017

Senator Lesser, Rep. Wagner Bring State House Hearing to Springfield

Economic Development committee held a hearing on several bills sponsored by local officials at STCC SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser and Representative Joseph F. Wagner brought the State House to Springfield, in a sense, when they held a public hearing of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, which they chair, at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC) …

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September 19, 2017

Senator Lesser, Local Officials Applaud Granby Clean Energy Grant

GRANBY — On Friday, Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the town of Granby had been awarded $13,750 in Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants. “I am thrilled that our community has received this grant, which will help reduce energy costs by updating waste management systems and investing in more efficient energy sources. As we know, clean energy …

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September 15, 2017

Senator Lesser, Rep. Tosado Applaud Springfield Clean Energy Grant

SPRINGFIELD — On Friday, Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the city of Springfield had been awarded $12,500 in Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants. “I am thrilled that our community has received this grant, which will help reduce energy costs by updating waste management systems and investing in more efficient energy sources. As we know, clean energy …

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September 15, 2017

Senator Lesser, Town Officials Applaud Longmeadow Clean Energy Grant

LONGMEADOW — On Friday, Senator Eric P. Lesser welcomed the announcement that the town of Longmeadow had been awarded $13,750 in Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grants. “I am thrilled that our community has received this grant, which will help reduce energy costs by updating waste management systems and investing in more efficient energy sources. As we know, clean energy …

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September 15, 2017

Senator Lesser, Rep. Wagner to Host Economic Development Hearing at STCC

Testimony on several bills sponsored by local officials to be heard SPRINGFIELD — Senator Eric P. Lesser and Representative Joseph F. Wagner will be bringing the State House to Western Mass on Tuesday for a public hearing of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, which they chair. “We thought it was important to have this hearing in …

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September 13, 2017

Senator Lesser Hosts Town Hall Forum in Belchertown

BELCHERTOWN — On Tuesday night, Senator Eric P. Lesser spoke to a church in Belchertown, where he held his first of three town hall forums this month. For about two hours, Sen. Lesser took more than a dozen questions on topics including state funding for schools, increasing voter turnout and east-west rail connecting Boston to Springfield. He also discussed the …

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September 12, 2017

Senator Lesser’s Remarks to Western New England University School of Law

“States are the traditional ‘laboratories of Democracy,’ the place where new ideas and approaches can be experimented despite the paralysis in Washington.” SPRINGFIELD — Today, Senator Eric P. Lesser gave the following remarks at Western New England University School of Law. Thank you to Western New England Law School for welcoming me today. A special thank you to my friends …

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August 29, 2017

Senator Lesser to Hold Series of Town Hall Forums

Events will be held in Belchertown, Ludlow and Springfield and will be free and open to the public   SPRINGFIELD — Today State Senator Eric P. Lesser announced that he will hold three town hall forums across the First Hampden & Hampshire Senate District. The forums will take place at Belchertown’s United Church of Christ on Tuesday September 12, 2017, …

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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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