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State Representative James O'Day Files Opioid Stewardship Bill

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March 18, 2019

State Representative James O’Day filed An Act Relative to Compensation for Victims of Opioids (HD.1734), which aims to defray the costs of the opioid epidemic by enacting a drug stewardship assessment on opioid manufacturers doing business in the Commonwealth.

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Central MA Legislators Cite Concerns with MBTA Fare Proposal

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February 7, 2019

More than a dozen members of the Central Massachusetts Caucus recently submitted a bipartisan letter to the Fiscal and Management Control Board citing concerns about a fare proposal by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) that would increase fares by an average of 6.3 percent starting on July 1, 2019.

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Senator Lewis and Representative O'Day File Legislation to Revive the Fair Share Amendment

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January 18, 2019

On Friday, State Senator Jason Lewis of Winchester and State Representative James O’Day of the 14th Worcester District filed legislation in the State Senate and State House of Representatives to revive the “Fair Share Amendment,” a proposed Massachusetts constitutional amendment that could generate as much as $2 billion in new revenue to support the state’s education and transportation systems.

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Representative O’Day, Massachusetts Legislature, Pass FY19 Budget ending the

190th session

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August 2, 2018

Representative James O’Day joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts legislature to pass the budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year (FY19) ending the 190th session. The 2019 Fiscal Year budget contains $41.88 billion in expenditures and includes important spending and policy initiatives that were in the House and Senate budgets. The budget features no new taxes or fees and directs a $367 million deposit into the Stabilization Fund to ensure our state’s fiscal health and protect Massachusetts’ future. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts ends the 190th legislative session successfully passing legislation on women’s reproductive rights, clean energy, paid family and medical leave, gun safety, and many more. Representative O’Day played a vital role in securing funding for critical local and statewide programs, as well as passing legislation that supports the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable communities.

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Representative James O’Day and his colleagues passes landmark Opioid Bill

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August 1, 2018

Representative James O’Day’s and his colleagues passed the Opioid bill (H.4725) - An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction, which includes Representative O’Day’s Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) amendment. This amendment will provide a medication assisted treatment to inmates with long-term opioid addiction to 9 correctional facilities in the Commonwealth by September 2019.

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Representative James O’Day Files Legislation in Response to National Grid Lockout

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July 25, 2018

Representative James O’Day  filed H.D. 4975 – An Act Relative to the Employment of Certain Workers by National Grid – to provide protections to members of United Steelworkers (“USW”) Local Union 12003 and USW Local Union 12012 affected by the current bargaining lockout by National Grid.

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Representative O’Day, House of Representatives, Pass Balanced Budget 

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July 23, 2019

State Representative O’Day joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass its Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budget, which invests in programs and services across the Commonwealth. Funded at $43.1 billion, the House budget makes major investments in education, housing, substance use disorder services, health care, and other areas.

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