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A COVID-19 Conversation with Rep. Driscoll & Tish McMullin, The Conference of Boston Teaching Ho

On Friday, April 24, Representative Driscoll was joined by Tish McMullin to discuss the COVID-19 response from the perspective of The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals (COBTH). Ms. McMullin became Executive Director of COBTH in September 2019. Immediately prior to leading COBTH, Ms. McMullin served as Special Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. More information can be found here: http://www.cobth.org/about.html.

A COVID-19 Conversation with Rep. Driscoll & Peter Gudaitis of NYDIS

Rep. Driscoll joined Peter Gudaitis of NYDIS to talk about the COVID19 pandemic & long-term recovery lessons learned from other emergencies. The video on the left corner is a two minute preview of the conversation; the video below contains the full interview. EndFragment

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Moratorium on Non-Essential Evictions and Foreclosures Amid COVID-

BOSTON, APR. 17, 2020 – On April 17, State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. (D – Milton) and his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate passed legislation that will provide a critical safety net for renters, homeowners, and small businesses grappling with the economic fallout of the coronavirus public health emergency. The legislation prohibits all non-essential evictions and foreclosures and provides mortgage borrowers with forbearance options and protects tenants from late fees as well as other protections. “Our first priority is protecting those who are most vulnerable, and many homeowners and renters need relief now from the economic strains building a

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Legal Protections for Health Care Workers, Facilities, and Organiz

BOSTON, APR. 17, 2020 – On April 17, State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. (D – Milton) along with his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate passed legislation to shield those providing critical health care services from legal liability for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. "Our action today will protect our health care workers and health care facilities during this time of crisis as they work to care for an unprecedented number of patients,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D – Winthrop). “This legislation will give our health care providers a sense of relief as they heroically treat the residents of the Commonwealth. I appreciate the leadersh

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill to Help Vulnerable Residents, Support Schools Amid the COVID-1

Provisions address homelessness, MCAS testing requirements BOSTON, APR. 11, 2020 – State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. (D – Milton) along with his colleagues in the Massachusetts House and Senate on Thursday passed legislation that supports those experiencing homelessness and provides testing and budgetary flexibility to school districts. “The wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our schools and communities demand action, and the Legislature took steps to help those most in need and provide flexibility to our schools so that they may operate effectively during this public health crisis,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo (D – Winthrop). “By providing emergency funding for th

House Passes Legislation to Address Challenges Faced by School Systems and Vulnerable Residents

BOSTON, APR. 2, 2020 – On April 2, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. (D-Milton) along with their colleagues in the House of Representatives passed legislation to provide support to school systems and those persons experiencing homelessness, and to prevent the shut-off of essential municipal services amid the COVID-19 public health emergency. “This public health emergency is a stark reminder that we must lift up the most vulnerable among us,” said Speaker DeLeo (D – Winthrop). “This legislation provides emergency funding for the homeless and prevents shut-offs of essential services for residents. I thank Chair Michlewitz for his work to move these vital

House Passes Legislation to Protect Massachusetts Residents from Evictions and Foreclosures

BOSTON, APR. 2, 2020 – On April 2, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and State Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. (D-Milton) along with their colleagues in the House of Representatives passed legislation to set a moratorium on most residential and commercial evictions and residential foreclosures during the COVID-19 State of Emergency and for 30 days after it ends. “During these unprecedented times, we need to do whatever we can to keep people healthy, safe and in their homes,” said Speaker DeLeo (D – Winthrop). “This legislation shields tenants and homeowners from economic insecurity during and immediately after the period of the state of emergency. I thank Chairs Honan and Michlewitz for their

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