Minors in the Workplace

Vote to Protect Minors in the Workplace   State Representative Barbara L’Italien voted in favor of legislation strengthening protections to all Massachusetts children, under the age of 18, in the workplace.   Facts of the bill are as follows: Took steps to further streamline the child work permit process. Strengthens Massachusetts child labor laws. Strengthens […]

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Representatives Support Health & Human Services Salary Reserve

Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) and Representative David Torrisi (D-North Andover) announced today that the House of Representatives unanimously overrode Governor Romney’s veto of line item 1599-6901, Health & Human Services Salary Reserve. The provision will provide $20 million to increase the salaries of approximately 30,000 health care and human service workers across the Commonwealth. Representative […]

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Bipartisan Effort Expands Community Care For Elders

Representatives Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover) and Barry Finegold (D-Andover) announced yesterday that the House unanimously approved Medicaid reforms that will help seniors who wish to remain in their communities and stay out of nursing homes. Implementation of the proposed change in Medicaid eligibility is expected to save the state at least $12 million annually by expanding […]

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Merrimack Valley Legislators Call for Equity in Funds

Representative L’Italien led the fight for a more equitable distribution of funds for the Connecting Activities Program in the Merrimack Valley. The program, which helps students gain employment experience and improve MCAS scores, was disproportionately funded in comparison with similar programs across the state. Haverhill- Led by State Representative Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover), the Merrimack Valley […]

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Legislator Votes To Protect Minors In The Workplace

Representative L’Italien voted in favor of legislation to strengthen child protections in the workforce and streamline the work permit process. The legislation updates antiquated statutes and increases penalties against those who violate child labor laws. North Andover – State Representatives Barbara L’Italien (D- Andover) voted in favor of legislation strengthening protections to all Massachusetts children, […]

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WITH NEW OFFICE, STATE MAKES PLEDGE TO PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN

WITH NEW OFFICE, STATE MAKES PLEDGE TO PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN By Michael C. Levenson STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE Michael.Levenson@statehousenews.com   STATE HOUSE, APRIL 12, 2004..By summer 2005, parents of children with autism will have an official clearinghouse to find information and support services, state officials said Monday. At a State House ceremony marking April […]

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Former Elder Case Manager Launches Career on Beacon Hill

By Al Norman Eight months ago, Barbara L’Italien of Andover was elected by the voters of the 18th Essex district to represent them in the House of Representatives on Beacon Hill. The elderly of this state can thank the voters in Essex County for sending them a new champion under the Golden Dome. Every freshman […]

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House Restores Vetoed Elderly Home Care Dollars

Friday, July 11, 2003 Al Norman – Mass Home Care House Restores Vetoed Elderly Home Care Dollars: $2.4 Million will provide 866 seniors with a full year of home care help. Another $1 Million Still Uncertain STATEHOUSE – Thursday evening lawmakers on Beacon Hill voted to override Governor Mitt Romney’s veto of $2.4 million in […]

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