Josh's News Blog

  • 6th Plymouth District Student Art Show Now Accepting Entries!

    Our second annual Sixth Plymouth District Student Art Show is now open. For details and entry forms please click this link. Deadline for entries is Monday, September 29. Competition is open to all...

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  • Duxbury School Dedication

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    Great afternoon for the dedication of Duxbury's new High School and Middle School! I was honored to be asked to offer some remarks on this historic day. If you haven't seen the building yet please...

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  • PAWS Act signed into law

    Many readers have already heard the horrific details about the Puppy Doe case in Quincy. I'm please to report new legislation called the Protecting Animal Welfare and Safety (PAWS) act designed to prevent similar atrocities and toughen penalties for animal...

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  • Senior Center Legislative Breakfast

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    Enjoyed our legislative breakfast at the Duxbury Senior Center this week with Representative Tom Calter and Sandy from Sen. Hedlund's office. Always some great questions and lively conversation, not to mention the...

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  • Local Business Grand Opening

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    Congrats to Vicki Carvalho Paquette on the grand opening of her new Duxbury Fitness building on Congress Street in Duxbury. Glad to be there with her husband Justin and son Cole...

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  • Summary of House Session

    As of August 1, 2014, the House passed major legislation pertaining to economic development and reform, education, gun safety and domestic violence, substance abuse, and election laws.

    “This session the House of Representatives once again distinguished itself as a national...

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  • Massachusetts Coastal Caucus statement

    July 31, 2014
    We, the members of the Massachusetts Coastal Caucus, recently learned that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued new regulations for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. Recognizing that the regulations would unnecessarily impose significant, negative consequences...

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  • Legislature Approves Substance Abuse Recovery Bill

    The Mass. Legislature has passed final legislation increasing opportunities for long-term substance abuse recovery in the Commonwealth by supporting a continuum of care and removing barriers that stand in the way of effective treatment.

    “This legislation is a significant step...

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  • Legislature Sends Drinking Water and Wastewater Reform Bill to Governor

    The Mass. Legislature has pass final legislation that combines reform with increased commitments to improve existing partnerships with cities and towns, grow municipal options while incentivizing best management practices and responsibly address water and wastewater infrastructure challenges in the Commonwealth.

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  • Higher Education budget highlights for FY15

    Here are highlights of the FY15 state budget in the area of Higher Education:

    • Operating line items for public higher education institutions:  Provides a total of approximately $998 million for the operating line items for our...

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  • Legislature Sends Economic Development Bill to Governor

    The Mass. Legislature has passed a comprehensive economic development and jobs bill that aims to further strengthen Massachusetts’ innovation industries and position the state as a global leader both economically and culturally. The legislation focuses on emerging industries, investments in...

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  • Boost to Regional School Transportation will help Whitman-Hanson

    STATE HOUSE – Whitman-Hanson and other regional school districts will get a major boost in school transportation funds under the state budget expected to be finalized next week, announced Sen. Tom Kennedy, Rep. Josh Cutler and Rep. Geoff Diehl. 

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  • House Passes Legislation to Promote Public Safety, Protect Access to Care

    The House of Representatives has passed legislation that enhances public safety and protects access to reproductive health care facilities in Massachusetts.

    The bill does not create a new buffer zone but instead authorizes law enforcement officials to issue a withdrawal...

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  • All aboard for weekend rail service!

    By Rep. Josh Cutler

    Summer is a great time to take the family into the city and watch a ballgame at Fenway, visit our world class Museum of Science, or just enjoy an afternoon at Faneuil Hall or the Esplanade.

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  • Comprehensive Legislation will Improve Oversight, Licensing and Quality Standards for Compounding Pharmacies

    The Mass. State Legislature has passed final legislation that will increase oversight, improve quality and safety standards, and establish rigorous transparency and accountability practices for pharmacies engaged in the compounding of sterile and complex non-sterile drugs.

    The bill creates...

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