Representative Mirra maintains perfect voting record


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West Newbury legislator casts 521 consecutive roll call votes in 2017-2018 session BOSTON –State Representative Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, successfully maintained a perfect voting record during the 2017-2018 legislative session, participating in all 521 roll call votes recorded in the House of Representatives between January 25, 2017 and July 31, 2018. The West Newbury legislator […]

August 9, 2018

FY19 Budget Highlights


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Education $4.9 billion in Chapter 70 education funding, which represents an increase of 3.4 percent over the previous fiscal year and increases funding for employee health care costs by $39 million. $319.4 million to fund the Special Education Circuit Breaker, $90 million for Charter School Reimbursement. $68.9 million for Regional School Transportation. $10 million to […]

August 6, 2018

First Gun Violence Roundtable


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Gun Violence Working Group had its very first official meeting Friday in Haverhill and I have to say it was a huge success. Excellent speakers on the agenda included Megan O’Keefe who informed us of a group of students at Pentucket HS who will be working on this issue, and Rep. Andy Vargas who informed […]

August 6, 2018

Animal Welfare Bill Sent to Governor’s Desk


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Lawmakers sent an animal protection bill (S2464) to Governor Baker’s desk for his signature today, after the bill emerged from a House-Senate conference committee on Tuesday evening. The bill prohibits drowning of animals and requires the Department of Fish and Game to release recommendations for “best practices related to trapping and pest control, to include […]

August 2, 2018

Reminder: Gun Violence Roundtable THIS FRIDAY


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Representative Mirra will be hosting a Gun Violence Roundtable on: Friday, August 3rd from 10:00AM – 12:00PM at the Haverhill Innovation Hub (2 Merrimack Street, Haverhill MA). The purpose of the event is to have an open and thoughtful discussion about possible solutions to gun violence. All those from the North Shore area are welcome […]

July 30, 2018

Civics Education Bill Sent to Gov’s Desk


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BOSTON – State Representative Lenny Mirra, R-West Newbury, is supporting legislation to expand civics education in Massachusetts’ public schools. Senate Bill 2631, An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement, passed the House of Representatives and Senate unanimously on July 25 by votes of 151-0 and 37-0, respectively.  The bill, which is now under review […]

July 26, 2018

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2018 Navigational Dredging Pilot Program


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Pilot will fund up to $4 million this dredging season; Governor Baker pursuing longer-term solution through economic development legislation Manchester-by-the-Sea – July 24, 2018 – Today, the Baker-Polito Administration announced a new pilot program to support dredging in coastal communities in the 2018 season. The […]

July 26, 2018

National Grid Lockout


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Representative Mirra and Representative Jim Kelcourse met with National Grid workers outside of the Massachusetts State House last week. They discussed the lockout and are hopeful for a resolution to be reached soon.

July 23, 2018