2019-2020 Mass. State Legislative Session Begins Today - Member Conference Call on Proposals Jan. 8

The new 191st General Court will be sworn in this morning and a new four-year term for Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito later this week on Thursday. The new year also brings 30 new legislators with 25 in the House and 5 in the Senate. New lawmakers include:

House: David Biele of South Boston (Collins), Natalie Blais of Sunderland (Kulik), Peter Capano of Lynn (Crighton), Daniel Carey of Easthampton (Scibak), Michelle Ciccolo of Lexington (Kaufman), Marcos Devers of Lawrence (Matias), Mindy Domb of Amherst (Goldstein-Rose), Nika Elugardo of Jamaica Plain (Sanchez), Tami Gouveia of Acton (Atkins), Richard Haggerty of Woburn (Dwyer), Christopher Hendricks of New Bedford (Koczera), Patrick Kearney of Scituate (Cantwell), Kathleen LaNatra of Kingston (Calter), David LeBoeuf of Worcester (Campanale), Christina Minicucci of North Andover (DiZoglio), Liz Miranda of Roxbury (Carvalho), Tram Nguyen of Andover (Lyons), Norman Orrall of Lakeville (Keiko Orrall), David Robertson of Tewksbury (Miceli), Maria Robinson of Framingham (Walsh), Lindsay Sabadosa of Northampton (Kocot), Jon Santiago of Boston's South End (Rushing), Michael Soter of Bellingham (Kuros), Alyson Sullivan of Abington (Diehl) and Tommy Vitolo of Brookline (Smizik).

Senate: Jo Comerford of Northampton (Rosenberg), Diana DiZoglio of Methuen (O'Connor Ives), Barry Finegold of Andover (L'Italien), Edward Kennedy of Lowell (Donoghue) and Becca Rausch of Needham (Ross).

Member Call Jan. 8 to Discuss New State Legislative Proposals
The Association has already launched its Massachusetts state legislative advocacy platform for the new session. Members are invited to dialogue on new legislative initiatives to be introduced for the 2019-2020 session. Compiling member suggestions is a top priority to ensure that Association filings incorporate local views, represent meaningful advocacy, and include an effective strategic direction. The 2019-2020 filing deadline is January 18, 2019.

To provide a forum for discussion, the Association will host a conference call on January 8 at 2:00 pm on pending proposals for the next session. The deliberative process is cumulative and member opinion is important so please share your thoughts and needs at your earliest convenience.

2019-2020 Massachusetts State Legislative Filings
Conference Call
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
2:00 pm

Please email govaff-events@ccua.org to register for the discussion or to provide thoughts or suggestions for change. Call details will be provided upon registration through the email confirmation process.