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Driscoll Sponsors Bill to Study Blue Hills

The Blue Hills Reservation’s forest health has declined. New plant and tree growth on the forest floor is not occurring at the rate of previous years and decades past. There is uncertainty and some disagreement as to the causes of this phenomenon, and how to best proceed to ensure the health of the forest thrives in the long-term. The Blue Hills has not been recently studied in this regard. Outdated studies are being used to justify current actions, such as de-populating the deer in the hope that fewer deer will mean less damage to new growth, and a return to a thriving ecosystem. A new study and scientific survey conducted on the Blue Hills Reservation would help to determine why the forest

Driscoll Files MA Drug Price Relief Act

BOSTON – (1/23/17) State Representative William J. Driscoll, Jr.(D, Milton) recently filed HD.3197, “An Act Regarding Massachusetts Drug Price Relief.” This legislation prevents state administrative agencies and other state agencies from entering into any agreement with the manufacturer of any drug for the purchase of a prescribed drug “unless the net cost of the drug is the same as or less than the lowest price paid for the same drug by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.” “It is my believe that preventing any further inflations for necessary medications from drug companies is one a key issue facing all residents of the Commonwealth as the cost of health insurance rises” said

Rep. Driscoll Meets with "A Better Blue Hills Coalition"

The Coalition includes organizations such as: Friends of the Blue Hills, Blue Hills Trailside Museum, Blue Hills Observatory, Friends of the Mounted Unit, Blue Hills Ski Area, and Brookwood Community Farm. On Thursday, January 18th, Representative Driscoll met with the Better Blue Hills Coalition at the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Leaders of the respective member organizations spoke about challenges they have regarding their individual agencies and as a collective coalition. Driscoll formally received a petition with hundreds of signature in support of improving the safety of trail crossings on Routes 28 and 138. Following the meeting Rep. Driscoll penned a letter to House leadership urging

Driscoll Sworn into 190th Great & General Court

Bill was joined by family & friends on Beacon Hill as he took the oath of office along side other new and returning State Representatives. Governor Baker presided over the ceremony.

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