On Thursday May 20, 2021, Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington), Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford), and their colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature gave final legislative approval to a bill to guarantee COVID emergency paid leave to workers, as well as avoid drastic unemployment insurance rate increases paid by employers.

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Mass Cultural Council is pleased to announce two new state cultural districts, designated today by unanimous vote of the Agency’s governing Board: Bedford Cultural District in the Town of Bedford and Boston Little Saigon Cultural District, located in the Fields Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, in the City of Boston.

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State Rep. Ken Gordon, D–Bedford, and his colleagues in the state House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget on Thursday, March 29.

The $47.7 billion budget includes significant investments in education, supportive services for vulnerable populations, MassHealth, and economic development, in addition to local funding for the towns of Burlington and Bedford.

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The fiscal 2022 state budget proposal that unanimously passed the House of Representatives last week includes substantial support for Communities for Restorative Justice, thanks to an amendment introduced by Bedford State Rep. Ken Gordon. 

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A big project proposed by Burlington Public Schools took one step forward last week.

School Department administrators posted on the school website that they are pleased to announce that the Massachusetts School Building Authority Board (MSBA) voted at the most recent board meeting to invite Burlington Public Schools into its feasibility process to replace the Fox Hill School. School Committee Chair Tom Murphy joined State Representative Ken Gordon and State Senator Cindy Friedman in thanking the MSBA.

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