State rep's legislative update is updated.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Woburn's representative takes oath at State House.
Friday, December 7, 2012
City's state legislators chime in on Gov. Deval Patrick's proposed aid cuts.
Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans to close a $540 million state budget deficit this week through a combination of cuts and transfers from the state's "rainy day" fund. The proposed cuts, some of which require the approval of the legislature, would reduce the state's planned aid to Woburn in the current fiscal year, FY2013, by nearly $50,000. City officials rarely cut a single position to make up for a lump sum state aid cut. Normally, officials will take from several accounts or make up the funding by using a "savings" account. Woburn's state legislators react... "Sen. [Ken] Donnelly would not approve these cuts. The senator understands there is a revenue problem in the commonwealth, but would need to see the whole package of cuts in…
Friday, November 16, 2012
State Rep Jim Dwyer thanks Reading voters for re-electing him this year.
To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to personally thank the residents of Woburn and Reading for the overwhelming vote of confidence in bestowing upon me the honor of re-election as your State Representative. Please know that the responsibility you have entrusted upon me is both humbling and a distinct privilege. I will continue to offer an honest and common sense voice in the Legislature that will always keep in mind the best interests of the residents of the 30th Middlesex District. Sincerely, Jim Dwyer
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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To the Residents of Woburn: I am writing to you today to let you know about my endorsement of State Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly for re-election in this year’s state election on November 6, 2012. I have had the pleasure of knowing Ken for the past several years now, and through serving with him in the State Legislature for the past four years. Ken has become a great friend and great partner in representing the best interests of the taxpayers of the City of Woburn on Beacon Hill. He is a man of great integrity and character who has been a full-time, dedicated legislator on behalf of the residents of not only Woburn, but Arlington, Lexington, Bedford, Burlington and Billerica. During our time in the Legislature, Ken has been a leader on …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Melissa's Bill creator, Les Gosule, thanks Rep. Jim Dwyer for his hard work and support in the passage of the bill.
To the Editor: I cannot thank your State Representative, Jim Dwyer, enough for all the work he did to make Melissa's Law, the state's new habitual offender law, a reality. Jim was an early supporter of Melissa's Bill even before the murder of Woburn police officer Jack Maguire. He was among the few to stand with me, following the murder of my daughter, Melissa, by a habitual offender, even while others said the bill had no chance of passing. Indeed, the bill had been locked up in the Judiciary Committee since 2000. Yet Jim Dwyer never gave up. What we lacked in political influence - compared to powerful criminal defense interests - we had in firm moral conviction and common sense. Jim knew that it was crazy to keep releasing 5, 10, 50-…
Friday, July 13, 2012
Bill would keep violent repeat offenders in prison.
Friday, July 6, 2012
City to receive Chapter 90 money.
Woburn is just one of several communities to benefit from the recent Chapter 90 funding legislation at the State House. According to State Rep. Jim Dwyer, he and State Rep. Jay Kaufman, along with State Sen. Ken Donnelly, all voted in favor of the Chapter 90 legislation, which will give $200 million to communities in Massachusetts for municipal road improvements and maintenance. “Providing funding for much needed improvements to our infrastructure allows municipalities to focus local budgets on vital services that taxpayers expect,” said Rep. Dwyer. “I am proud that the House and Senate came together to help our communities with this crucial investment.” Under the Chapter 90 program, cities and towns are reimbursed for road construction…
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Reading, Woburn and Stoneham Patch take your questions to your officials.
In our ongoing mission to bring our readers solid local coverage, Woburn Patch, in cooperation with Reading Patch and Stoneham Patch, will take your questions this week to State Rep. Jim Dwyer. From your questions, the Reading, Woburn and Stoneham editors will select five to send to Dwyer, who has agreed to take the time to answer them in writing. We will accept your questions through 5 p.m. Wednesday. If all goes well, we expect to publish Dwyer's responses on Monday. Post your questions in the comment section below, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
City Council meets tonight.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Monday, April 18. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.