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House Passes Historic Education Funding Bill

Prioritizes investments to close opportunity gaps, support English learners and low-income students BOSTON, OCT. 23, 2019 – Today State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. (D-Milton) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed historic legislation to invest $1.5 billion in the Commonwealth’s public education system. Known as The Student Opportunity Act, the legislation invests funding to support the needs of English learners and school districts that serve high concentrations of low-income students in order to help address persistent disparities in student achievement. In addition, school districts across the Commonwealth will benefit from updates to the

Driscoll-led Legislation for Blue Hills Passed into Law

Blue Hills Forest Health, Deer Population and Culling to be Independently Studied BOSTON, OCT. 11 – The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed legislation to require an independent scientific study of the environmental health of Blue Hills Reservation. The bill was signed by the Governor this week. “I am hopeful that the independent study will be an important step in understanding how to best protect and manage the Blue Hills. We all want the forest to thrive, but the annual deer culling program continues to be controversial and I share the concerns held by many,” said State Representative Bill Driscoll (D-Milton), who led the effort to secure the study. Originally filed by Rep. Driscoll

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