Saturday, April 27, 2013
The Massachusetts Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture recently passed the two bills that would ban single-use plastic bags at large grocery chains.
State Sen. Brian Joyce (D-Milton) this week commended the passing two bills in an effort to ban the use of single-use plastic bags at retail stores larger than 4,000 square feet. The state's Joint Committee on the Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture recently passed the two bills (H. 696 and S. 359). Joyce, who represents the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth Districts, including Canton, Easton, Milton, Sharon and Stoughton, previously pushed similar legislation to stop the use of non-compostable plastic bags during the last decade, according to an announcement from Joyce's office this week. “I’m happy to see support growing for taking environmentally hazardous and unnecessary product like single-use plastic bags out of our stores…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Senator Brian Joyce was sworn as the 188th session got under way.
Friday, January 4
(From the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce.) Senator Brian A. Joyce has officially been sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District for the 188th Session of the General Court. Joyce was sworn into office by Governor Deval Patrick during a ceremony at the State House in Boston. “It is a great privilege to work in the Massachusetts Senate for the 170,000 people in my district. It’s a job where every day I have an opportunity to help people, and to make a discernible difference in the lives of lots of Massachusetts families,” said Joyce. “I recognize how fortunate I am to serve, and work very hard and get results for the taxpayers for whom I work. I know that the next couple years will bring significant …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Senator Brian Joyce voted in favor of the bill.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
From the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce Senator Brian A. Joyce voted recently for a fiscal year 2011 supplemental budget that will provide $15 million for costs to the Commonwealth related to the damage caused by the severe storms and tornadoes on June 1, 2011. The spending plan, which totals $50.3 million, provides funding for time sensitive deficiencies and other necessary spending items in fiscal year 2011. Funds can be accessed by all state agencies and departments, and are aimed at offsetting the costs incurred during the initial response and aftermath of the destructive storms which spanned over 39 miles. The funds can be used by state agencies to offset the costs of emergency response, clean-up and provide assistance and …