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House Strengthens Occupational Health and Safety Standards

BOSTON, OCT. 30 - Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House to pass legislation requiring public employers to provide the same standard of protections to their employees as required by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA). The bill also expands the Massachusetts OSHA hazard advisory board. “This legislation will extend important protections for public employees and help to establish best practices when it comes to workplace safety,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “I thank Chairman Brodeur and Chairman O’Day, and look forward to seeing the positive impact of this legislation.” “This legislation extends the workplace safety protect

Driscoll Votes to Safeguard Against Handicapped Parking Fraud

BOSTON, OCT. 30 - Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House to pass legislation that authorizes the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) to investigate charges that someone has falsely obtained, or is falsely using, a handicapped parking placard or license plate. It also allows the RMV to require documentation when determining if an applicant is eligible for a handicapped plate or placard. “The improper use of handicapped parking is not only disrespectful, it is dangerous,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “This legislation will help ensure that individuals with disabilities and limitations have access to the appropriate parking accommodations. I thank

Today is a Good Day for Randolph

RANDOLPH, OCT. 18 - The Randolph Public School (RPS) district has improved and is no longer rated as an underperforming or Level 4 school district by the state. In conjunction with today’s public release of the 2017 MCAS scores the MA Department of Elementary and Secretary of Education (DESE) has released RPS from the ‘needs intervention’ designation and/or its equivalent that has stood for the past decade. “I want to thank Secretary of Education Peyser, Acting DESE Commissioner Wulfson and the rest of the team at DESE for taking a fresh look at this issue and taking action,” State Representative Bill Driscoll Jr. noted on Wednesday. A combination of climbing individual Randolph school ranki

Representative Driscoll Lends a Hand Following Hurricanes

BOSTON, OCT. 12 - Representative William Driscoll, Jr. (D – Milton) returned to Beacon Hill on Wednesday after spending a long Columbus Day weekend in Florida assisting with Hurricane Irma Recovery. Driscoll spent four days volunteering in the Flaggler Beach, Florida area. “The Columbus Day weekend offered me a short break from my legislative duties, so I had a few days free to be able to help out down there,” he said. Driscoll held office hours in his district at locations in Milton and Randolph on Friday afternoon, before flying out of Logan Airport later that night. He returned Boston on Tuesday night to ensure that he was able to be present the next day on Beacon Hill for key votes in t

Driscoll Opposes Trash Transfer Station Construction

MILTON, OCT. 2 - State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. delivered public testimony at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Holbrook on Thursday, September 5th, expressing his opposition to the proposed construction of a trash transfer station on the Holbrook and Randolph border. The testimony was delivered to the Holbrook Board of Health, which has been conducting a series of public hearings as they consider TLA-Holbrook LLC’s request to build the 1,000 ton per day facility on Phillips Street, near the Randolph-Holbrook commuter rail station. “Installing such a station on the Holbrook and Randolph border would negatively affect the quality of life of my constituents,” Driscoll stated, “

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