Rep. Muratore receives legislator of the year award from The Arc of Greater Plymouth

Rep. Muratore receives legislator of the year award from The Arc of Greater Plymouth

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Muratore was awarded with the 2017 Legislator of the Year award from The Arc of Greater Plymouth alongside Senator Vinny deMacedo and Representative Thomas J. Calter. The three were honored at an awards ceremony in Marshfield on June 28th.

The Arc of Greater Plymouth empowers and supports people with disabilities and their families to belong, contribute and thrive through a variety of services and opportunities. The Arc also supports the Plymouth community by volunteering at and partnering with many local organizations to enhance the Greater Plymouth region.

“I am honored to receive the legislator of the year award from The Arc of Greater Plymouth,” said Representative Muratore. “I cannot think of an organization in our town who does more work to better the community as well as increase awareness for a multitude of issues. I am humbled by their self-advocacy and drive to make Plymouth the best it can be.”

“The Arc of Greater Plymouth was privileged to have Representative Mathew Muratore – a stanch and true advocate, partner and community friend – present to receive the well-deserved and distinguished honor of Legislator of the Year,” said Mary Valachovic, Executive Director at The Arc of Greater Plymouth.

Should higher taxes be off the table when legislators discuss next year’s state budget?

Should higher taxes be off the table when legislators discuss next year’s state budget?

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A recent Boston Globe article stated that the Commonwealth could face a $1 billion budget gap in fiscal year 2017. New taxes, or tax hikes, should not be considered viable options for handling additional budgetary concerns. The Commonwealth must learn to work within its means, relying on funding that is already established and will not disappear.

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Plymouth: State Rep. Muratore Focuses on Fighting the Opioid Addiction Crisis with House Version of Governor’s Bill

Plymouth: State Rep. Muratore Focuses on Fighting the Opioid Addiction Crisis with House Version of Governor’s Bill

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In an effort to combat the opioid addiction crisis, Governor Baker is proposing a bill that limits the supply of opioids a doctor may prescribe to 72 hours, and further allows a physician the right to hold a patient at a hospital for a three day period.

The House of Representatives is now reviewing the Governor’s bill. First Plymouth District State Representative Matt Muratore says the House version is a bit different.

“The House version is actually seven days of opiate supply and not having anybody held against their will. So we’re going to be debating that this month in the House and hopefully with the Senate version, the Governor’s version and the House version we’ll come up with an opiate plan sometime in January,” said Muratore.

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REP. MATHEW MURATORE: Legislative accomplishments at mid-session

REP. MATHEW MURATORE: Legislative accomplishments at mid-session

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Reflecting on the first half of the 2015-2016 legislative session, I would like to note that it was a productive year marked by many significant legislative accomplishments, although several challenges remain to be addressed in the year ahead.

Since the 189th General Court convened on Jan. 7, nearly 6,000 bills have been filed by myself and my colleagues in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Although the Legislature is currently on its winter recess, work has been going on at the State House, as the 27 joint legislative committees, 11 House committees and 13 Senate committees continue to review, analyze and hold public hearings on these bills. The House and Senate are also meeting in informal sessions during the recess to advance local home rule petitions and other non-controversial matters.

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Plymouth Opioid Crisis is Addressed by Senator deMacedo and Rep. Muratore at Youth Development Council

Plymouth Opioid Crisis is Addressed by Senator deMacedo and Rep. Muratore at Youth Development Council

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The Plymouth Youth Development Council meets monthly to focus on helping students at risk of opioid addiction. Members include teachers, parents, school, public-safety and law enforcement officials. At their meeting on Friday they heard from the state legislative delegation…

Representative Matt Muratore said we need to look at a behavioral ER program in the same way we look at a physical ER program:

“Most of the physical health issues, they start with behavioral issues, so if we could treat behavioral issues—they will help with the physical issues,” said Muratore.

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