Rep Mirra Votes for Clean Energy Bills


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The House of Representatives voted on four major energy bills last week, all of which passed and were voted on favorably by Representative Mirra. Among the bills was “one that would update the Green Communities Act to give homeowners more options when it comes to energy technologies such as renewable, storage, electric vehicle charging; another […]

July 17, 2018

House Unanimously Passes Opioid Bill


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House bill seeks to build on 2016 law by expanding treatment options BOSTON – In an attempt to address the growing state opioid crisis, State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, is supporting legislation to expand Massachusetts’ comprehensive 2016 opioid law by increasing treatment options for individuals suffering from drug addiction. House Bill 4725, An Act […]

July 12, 2018

House Approves Proposal to Boost Education Funding


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Bill will help communities address special education, health insurance costs BOSTON – State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, is backing a proposal to deliver additional education aid to cities and towns to help address rising special education and health insurance costs. House Bill 4730, An Act relative to findings of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, […]

July 12, 2018

Mirra Supports State Funding for Dredging


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Check out this section of an article featuring Representative Mirra by Christian M. Wade of the Gloucester Daily Times. Read the full article here. State Rep. Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, said the cost of dredging projects is a budget-buster for many communities, and state funding is critical. “It’s an absolute necessity,” Mirra said. “The rivers need […]

July 11, 2018

House approves sales tax holiday for August 11-12


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Representative Mirra supports tax relief measure for consumers BOSTON – Massachusetts residents would receive a temporary reprieve from the state sales tax for the first time since 2015, under a House proposal designating a two-day sales tax holiday on August 11 and 12. State Representative Leonard Mirra, R-West Newbury, supported the proposal, which was adopted […]

July 11, 2018

Weather Update: Prolonged Heat


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Below and attached is updated forecast information from the National Weather Service concerning the continuing high heat indices and humidity. From the National Weather Service: Continuing today into this week … Today: Heat Advisory remains in effect and has been expanded into portions of eastern MA and central RI. Another hot one today with temperatures in […]

July 2, 2018

June Newsletter


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June has been another busy month for Representative Lenny Mirra, both on Beacon Hill and in the Second Essex District. Read below to find out what Lenny has been up to this past month. STATE HOUSE Representative Mirra voted in favor of a Civics Education bill that passed the House early this month designed to […]

June 28, 2018

Kathy Downey, Unsung Heroine


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Newbury resident Kathy Downey was awarded the honor of Unsung Heroine of the Second Essex District for her work as an advocate for animal rights. Kathy has worked tirelessly for legislation to protect the rights and welfare of animals in the Commonwealth. Congratulations, Kathy, and thank you for all of your hard work!

June 28, 2018

House Bans Conversion Therapy


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Check out this article by Shira Schoenberg of the Springfield Republican:  The Massachusetts House passed a bill on Wednesday that would ban “conversion therapy” for minors. Conversion therapy tries to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “So-called conversion therapy…has been debunked and discredited,” said Rep. Sarah Peake, D-Provincetown, who worked on the bill. […]

June 28, 2018