Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Joyce filed several amendments to further ban the abusive practice of administering aversives, or painful electric skin shocks, to disabled children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton.
Wednesday, May 22
Editor's Note: The following was submitted from the office of State Sen. Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton). Senator Brian A. Joyce has submitted his proposed amendments to the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Joyce’s amendments further promote his longstanding legislative priorities of supporting children, offering protection to vulnerable and mentally ill residents and ensuring transparency in government. “The budget recommended by Ways and Means was a good starting point, making targeted, balanced investments to protect our seniors and support our children without overburdening taxpayers,” Joyce said in a statement. “The amendment phase will give us the chance to give further voice to the issues facing our particular communities and publicly …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The senator from Milton recognized the Milton Public Schools for its partnership with Whole Foods.
Sunday, March 24
Senator Brian A. Joyce recently applauded Milton Public Schools’ efforts to promote healthy eating through its partnership with Whole Foods while highlighting legislation he has reintroduced this session that would teach nutrition and physical fitness to students in grades 1 through 9. “We have seen health care costs rise dramatically and have had to adjust public policy accordingly,” said Joyce.“Last year we passed comprehensive health care cost containment that will save the Commonwealth an estimated $200 billion over the next 15 years. We need to ensure the next generation will not be saddled with billion dollar costs by reforming our current system and educating our children about healthy lifestyles.” The legislation currently before …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The bill provides new protections for treatment of children with autism and other disabilities.
The following is from the office of State Senator Brian A. Joyce: Governor Deval Patrick has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Brian A. Joyce (Milton-D) that will require licensure for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts. The new license requirement will increase the likelihood that the patients behavior analysts typically serve, mainly children living with disabilities, will receive qualified and effective treatment. “Behavior analysts play an important role fostering and encouraging the development of children with autism and others disabilities,” said Joyce. “By implementing licensure, we can be assured that our children will receive qualified care and that behavior analysts will be able to market themselves more …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Constituents are invited to the Citizens' Legislative Seminar on March 12 and 13.
Thursday, January 17
Senator Brian A. Joyce has announced that the 70th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House. “This program gives residents of the Commonwealth a great opportunity to participate in the legislative process and get a unique perspective of state government,” said Joyce. “I always look forward to the seminar and I encourage residents of the district to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.” CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Milton resident, Senator Brian Joyce, was sworn as the 188th session got under way.
Friday, January 4
(From the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce.) Senator Brian A. Joyce has officially been sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District for the 188th Session of the General Court. Joyce was sworn into office by Governor Deval Patrick during a ceremony at the State House in Boston. “It is a great privilege to work in the Massachusetts Senate for the 170,000 people in my district. It’s a job where every day I have an opportunity to help people, and to make a discernible difference in the lives of lots of Massachusetts families,” said Joyce. “I recognize how fortunate I am to serve, and work very hard and get results for the taxpayers for whom I work. I know that the next couple years will bring significant …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Hugh Gardner, a WWII veteran, shared his military experience at the Milton Council on Aging last week.
The Milton Council on Aging held its 12th Annual Veterans Appreciation Luncheon before Veterans Day. WWII veteran Hugh Gardner was the event speaker and Senator Brian A. Joyce was in attendance. According to a release from Joyce’s office Gardner, “discussed his service in more than half a dozen countries as part of the Army Air Forces, and his firsthand experience meeting such figures as General Omar Bradley, British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, and Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower.”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Senator Brian A. Joyce met with foreign journalists at Boston University to discuss the state and federal elections.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Senator Brian A. Joyce recently spoke with a group of reporters from around the world who are being hosted by the U.S. State Department as part of the Foreign Press Centers’ press tour for the presidential election. The Senator met with the journalists and students on Boston University’s campus to discuss Romney’s term as governor, Joyce’s experience working with Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate and his work with Elizabeth Warren over the last year. “It was great to speak with the journalists and students about the election,” said Joyce. “We tend to forget that our elections are often international events that have ramifications on governments and peoples across the globe. I hope that I was able to shed some light on the races and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Senator Brian A. Joyce was the speaker of the month at Fuller Village.
State Senator Brian A. Joyce was the featured speaker at Fuller Village earlier this month. The Milton resident provided a “State House Update” at the Fuller Village Men’s Club meeting. Joyce’s father Jerry is a resident at Fuller Village.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Milton resident and State Senator Brian A. Joyce was one of 13 senators with perfect attendance in votes this year.
Monday, September 24, 2012
State Senator Brian A. Joyce did not miss a single one of the 179 votes taken during the 2012 Senate session. Joyce was one of only 13 senators with perfect voting records in the last year. “While it’s easy to miss a vote while you are tied up at a committee hearing or speaking with a constituent, I make a great effort to make my votes count, particularly this session when so many matters related to our efforts to move our economy forward for families across my district and throughout Massachusetts,” said Joyce. In addition to his voting record, Senator Joyce sponsored 75 pieces of legislation, and co-sponsored another 51 bills. He worked in the Senate on the Jobs Bill, authored legislation to create environmentally responsible B-…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The 5.38-acre state parcel on Granite Avenue may be conveyed to Milton.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
State Senator Brian A. Joyce announced at the most recent Milton Board of Selectmen’s meeting that at his request the Massachusetts Department of Transportation will declare the 5.38-acre Granite Ave. Highway Yard “surplus property” will offer it to the town of Milton for development. “This prime real estate will generate a great deal of interest from developers and job creators, and could help dramatically increase Milton’s commercial tax base and provide millions of dollars to support our public schools, public safety and public works without any additional burden on our residential property taxpayers,” said Joyce. Small business owners in East Milton Square could also enjoy increased business through the development of the site, …