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CLINTON – State Rep. Harold P. Naughton Jr. will welcome Mass. Secretary on Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash to the 12th Worcester District on Thursday, May 28, for a meeting and district tour beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Clinton selectmen’s chamber.

The purpose of this meeting is to bring Ash to the district to engage in a dialogue among local economic and business stakeholders, including business owners, housing officials, developers and elected officials.

The event will begin at the Clinton Town Hall in the selectmen’s chamber for a presentation by Naughton and...

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The $38.05 billion budget passed by the House of Representatives includes several items for Boylston and West Boylston.

Key components include $40,000 in funding for the West Boylston Public Library.

"Citizens of the town of West Boylston frequently turn to the public library for assistance with job applications, for assistance with applying for federal grants and aid, and for research. It is necessary to restore the library’s equipment and infrastructure to current standards, for those in the community who rely on the library to be their technology source,"...

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House Passes Balanced FY’16 Budget with No New Taxes or Fees

(BOSTON) – State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass its FY’16 budget which emphasizes economic growth through investments in multiple areas including education and local aid, reform to the state’s transportation system, and an acute focus on improving behavioral health services.

The $38.05 billion spending bill highlights the House’s ongoing commitment to fiscal prudence and targeted investments, a practice that has resulted in...

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(BOSTON) – State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. joined his colleagues in the House today to authorize $200 million for local road and bridge repairs, passing legislation before April 1st so that municipalities can take full advantage of the construction season. This legislation follows the snowiest winter in Massachusetts history resulting in extensive damage to roads and bridges throughout the state.

Chapter 90 funds may be used for roadway projects, such as resurfacing, drainage, sidewalks, traffic control and lighting, or road building machinery, equipment and tools.  ...

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(BOSTON) – State Representative Harold P. Naughton, Jr. is proud to announce that he has been reappointed House Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security.

“I am honored and thrilled that Speaker DeLeo has chosen to reappoint me as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. This committee is responsible for considering a variety of legislative matters relevant to public safety including motor vehicle safety, correctional facilities, prisoners’ rights, and issues pertaining to homeland or Commonwealth security. I look forward to...

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NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts will host its second annual “Men for Choice” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 24 at MAST’ Restaurant, 45 Province St., Boston. This year, State Rep. Harold Naughton Jr., D-Worcester, will be honored alongside pro-choice advocate Mac D’Alessandro for their work to advance reproductive freedom in Massachusetts.

In 2014, Naughton fought for the passage of Massachusetts’ anti-shackling law, which prohibits pregnant women from being shackled, particularly when giving birth.

“I’ve worked hard to bring equal rights to women in our state, and I was proud to...

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(Sterling) – Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton) and Representative Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden) are pleased to announce that Sterling was named one of the thirteen communities to receive energy resiliency grant funding. The Energy and Environmental Affairs Undersecretary for Energy Mark Sylvia and Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Meg Lusardi awarded $18.4 million in grants to thirteen municipalities to assist in the implementation of clean energy technology and improvement at critical facilities.

“This grant funding will play a crucial role in continuing the...

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The Towns of Boylston, Lancaster and Sterling each set to receive S.A.F.E. grant and Senior SAFE grant funding

(12th Worcester District) – Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. is pleased to announce that the Boylston, Lancaster and Sterling Fire Departments will receive grant funds for the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE programs for FY 2015.

“Since its creation in 1996, the S.A.F.E. program has saved countless lives,” said Representative Naughton. “The S.A.F.E. program, which now extends to the Senior SAFE...

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By Lynne Klaft ITEM CORRESPONDENT  

LANCASTER — State Representative Harold Naughton Jr. told selectmen Monday night that he believes that Governor Deval Patrick's mid-year cuts to the budget, especially to local aid, can be alleviated by use of the state's rainy day fund.

He noted that while the governor had the authority to make cuts to agencies within the executive branch, any other cuts, including local aid, Chapter 70 funding to schools and regional schools' bus transportation, would require the vote of the legislature.

"As you are aware, our towns rely...

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By Anna Burgess, aburgess@sentinelandenterprise.com

LANCASTER -- State Rep. Harold Naughton paid the town a visit Monday to night address two issues of local importance.

At the Board of Selectmen's scheduled meeting Monday night, the newly re-elected Naughton, a Clinton Democrat who represents the Twelfth Worcester District, discussed the impending administration change, as well as to congratulate two Nashoba Regional High School champion teams.

Naughton, who defeated Republican challenger Brad Wyatt to retain his...

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