Column: We can’t let children’s health insurance fall through the cracks

By Barbara L’Italien October 6, 2017 At the beginning of this year, I filed a piece of legislation I hoped would never be necessary. Senate Bill 647, An Act ensuring continued health insurance coverage for children (and its House counterpart, H.598) makes sure that thousands of children in Massachusetts who currently get health insurance from […]

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WGBH: State Lawmakers Look To Update Consumer Data Breach Protections

MA State Sen. Barbara L’Italien outlines the updated bill she’s proposed on data breaches Credit: Marilyn Schairer/WGBH News MORNING EDITION State Lawmakers Look To Update Consumer Data Breach Protections September 29, 2017 MARILYN SCHAIRER In the wake of the Equifax Credit Bureau breach that impacted three million Massachusetts residents, state lawmakers have updated proposed legislation to further […]

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PRESS RELEASE: SENATOR L’ITALIEN, REPRESENTATIVE BENSON, AG HEALEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN LIGHT OF EQUIFAX DATA BREACH

 SENATOR L’ITALIEN, REPRESENTATIVE BENSON, AG HEALEY INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO PROTECT CONSUMERS IN LIGHT OF EQUIFAX DATA BREACH Bill Gives Massachusetts Citizens More Power to Monitor Credit and Protect Personal Information BOSTON – State Senator Barbara L’Italien and State Representative Jennifer Benson, along with support from Attorney General Maura Healey, today announced an updated bill to […]

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How to Protect Your Data in Light of the Equifax Cyber Theft

Earlier this month, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax reported a cyber attack affecting the data of approximately 143 million Americans. The scope of the data breach combined with the character of the data stolen amounts to an unprecedented cyber theft – here’s more information and tips on how to keep your data safe: What happened […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Barbara L’Italien Opens Congressional Exploratory Committee

State Senator Launches Committee to Explore Run for 3rd District Seat ANDOVER, MA — State Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) today announced the launch of an exploratory committee for the 3rd Congressional District of Massachusetts. She becomes the first woman and only elected official to take this step toward a run to succeed Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. […]

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Sen. L’Italien providing school supplies to students in need

August 28, 2017 The Office of State Senator Barbara L’Italien is supplying sack packs containing school supplies to students in need in the 2nd Essex and Middlesex District this back-to-school season.                 The colorful drawstring bags contain essential items including pens, pencils, erasers, and crayons. The bags themselves […]

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Delivering for the District: MBTA Halts Monopole Project

MBTA WI-FI MONOPOLE PROJECT WILL NOT ADVANCE Local Activism, Led by Senator L’Italien, Halts Harmful Project August 10, 2017 BOSTON – The MBTA today announced that it will reject the proposed implementation of approximately 320 seventy-foot Wi-Fi monopoles along the Commuter Rail, in more than 60 communities including Andover. “This is a huge win for […]

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