Mass. House and Senate pass reproductive rights bill, now on governor’s desk
State House News Service - July 26, 2022
Pushed into action by a Supreme Court ruling that overturned 50 years of legal precedent in the United States, the Legislature on Tuesday sent to Gov. Charlie Baker the second major abortion rights bill in less than two years, seeking to shield providers from legal actions brought by other states and expanding and clarifying a woman's right to an abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy.
Borrelli Memorial Bridge dedicated in Needham
Needham Hometown Weekly - July 21, 2022
Needham residents and city officials arrived at Hersey Station on Monday afternoon, July 11, for dedication of the Private First Class David “Damon” Borrelli Memorial Bridge. Senators Mike Rush and Becca Rausch gave heartfelt sentiments as well, expressing intense gratitude for Private First Class Borrelli’s sacrifice. Rausch connected her Jewish faith to Borrelli’s service and shared just how important his everlasting valor is.
Senate passes bill to embark on major early education changes
Fox 25 - July 7, 2022
Senators voted unanimously Thursday on a sweeping reform bill aimed at aiding child care and early education providers, fortifying the pipeline of workers entering that field, and helping more families access a costly service vital to their economic success.
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Sen. Rausch creates Small Business Advisory Council
Wicked Local - March 29, 2022
“I have seen so much innovation and persistence from these local leaders. I am excited to give our communities’ businesses a seat at the table to inform my work on Beacon Hill and meet the diverse needs of our local economy."
Bill to allow driver’s licenses to Mass. residents regardless of immigration status advances on Beacon Hill
The Sun Chronicle - February 15, 2022
Not only will having more tested and insured drivers “make the roads safer for everybody,” giving more people the option to use private rather than public transportation is an important asset in the fight against a pandemic entering its third year.
Mass. Senate bulks up COVID bill to $75 million
Disappointed ‘beyond description’: State Sen. Becca Rausch faults Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on COVID response
MassLive - December 21, 2021
“I’ve lost count of the number of people who have reached out to me saying they simply cannot find a test. Over-the-counter COVID tests are sold out — if people can even afford the $25 or more per test kit. Testing appointments are gone.”
Foxboro dairy farmer hails legislative compromise that staved off egg scare in Mass.
The Sun Chronicle - December 20, 2021
Senator Rausch, as chair of the joint committee on the environment, natural resources, and agriculture, passes consensus legislation that resolved concerns over egg shortages in the Commonwealth