DiDomenico Secures Funding to Eliminate Waitlist for Pediatric Palliative Care

Senator Sal DiDomenico recently announced the release of over $100 million in funding allocated by the Massachusetts Legislature in the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) budget. As Vice Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, Senator DiDomenico played a key role in securing funding priorities for the state in the final FY18 budget, including $2.6M for pediatric palliative care, which will fully eliminate the waitlist for services for seriously and terminally ill children. Continue reading DiDomenico Secures Funding to Eliminate Waitlist for Pediatric Palliative Care

Sheriff Koutoujian participates in Expert Panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was among the national experts to participate in a discussion on implementation of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs.

Sheriff Koutoujian was invited to participate in the dialogue convened by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) due to their leadership in implementing programs to assist individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs). The goal of the convening was to develop guidance for implementing MAT programs across the criminal justice system to assist individuals with SUDs. Sheriff Koutoujian is a nationally recognized leader for their efforts to address the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. In addition to participating in today’s convening, Sheriff Koutoujian has previously presented on the MSO’s Medication Assisted Treatment and Opioid Recovery (MATADOR) program at the White House. Continue reading Sheriff Koutoujian participates in Expert Panel on Medication-Assisted Treatment

McGonagle Supports $1.7 Billion Affordable Housing Legislation

BOSTON – Representative Joseph McGonagle (D-Everett) joined his colleagues in the House to pass a $1.7 billion housing bond bill to support low and moderate income housing throughout the Commonwealth.

The legislation recapitalizes funding for a variety of programs and extends several housing and economic development tax credits. Continue reading McGonagle Supports $1.7 Billion Affordable Housing Legislation

The Scourge Against Women by Men

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The accusations of sexual harassment printed in the Wall Street Journal about the casino mogul Steve Wynn is another incredible takedown of a real time colossus.

Wynn stood at the very top of his industry Thursday – a genius of sorts at retailing casinos and fine hotels and entertainment and of the Republican National Committee fundraising effort. Continue reading The Scourge Against Women by Men