State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante Files New Priority Legislation

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) has filed new legislation in the 191st session of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, focusing on financial reforms to benefit working- and middle-class families and continuing investment in local communities. “I have been concerned with the shrinking middle class,” said Ferrante. “There is little doubt that the financial crisis of 2008…

State Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante Sworn In for 191st General Court

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) was sworn in to the 191st General Court of Massachusetts on Wednesday, January 2nd, as the member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the Fifth Essex District, which consists of Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport.   Ferrante took the oath of office, administered by Governor Charlie Baker, along with 157 of…

Investing in the Future

Today, the Massachusetts House and Senate sent an important supplemental budget to Governor Baker. Priorities include the stability of the Commonwealth’s economy, supporting our neighbors in the Merrimack Valley, improving roads and bridges, and addressing gun violence and mental health services. While interest rates continue to rise and some have forecasted a correction in the…

Representative Ferrante Secures Funds for Local Projects

Representative Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester) joined her colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass a balanced fiscal year 2019 Budget and the House Economic Development Bill which contain funds to support our fishermen, create new opportunities for those seeking a decent living, help protect the most vulnerable members of the Cape Ann community, and…

Our view: Make voter registration easier

There is irony when looking at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday in support of one state’s push to purge voter rolls, contrasted with the effort by a coalition in Massachusetts urging the Legislature to act on a bill to automatically register people to vote when they interact with certain state agencies. We believe voter registration and participation…

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