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Senator Collins Votes For Mental Health Legislation

By |December 1st, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Aims to Tackle Adolescent Boarder Issue BOSTON – Recently, Senator Nick Collins voted in favor of the Mental Health ABC Act 2.0: Addressing Barriers to Care (ABC), comprehensive legislation to continue the process of reforming the way mental health care is delivered in Massachusetts, with the goal of ensuring that people get the mental health care they need [...]

Senator Collins Supports Veterans Through Legislation and Funding

By |November 10th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – As Veterans Day approaches, State Senator Nick Collins reflects this year’s recent accomplishments in the Massachusetts State Senate.  Veterans Day is an important occasion to pay tribute and honor those who have served their country. Below are some highlights of the important work the Senate has done since January to support those who serve and have served:  Passed the SPEED Act The [...]

Senator Collins Votes For SPEED Act to Support Military Families Relocating

By |October 26th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins voted to pass An Act relative to military spouse-licensure portability, education and enrollment of dependents, or SPEED Act, to support military families who relocate to the Commonwealth by providing career stability for the spouses of service members and quality education for their children.  The legislation would speed up the professional licensure process for [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Announce State Funding For Affordable Housing

By |October 20th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Investments will produce over new 100 units of affordable rental units in South Boston BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins, State Representative David Biele, and the Baker-Polito Administration announced more than $30 million in direct funding as well as the allocation of state and federal tax credits that will yield an additional $200 million to support the rehabilitation [...]

Sen. Collins, Rep. Biele Secure Over $1 Million State Budget for South Boston

By |September 9th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Funding to support public safety, public health, mental health/substance addiction treatment, senior and youth programs, small businesses, and open space    BOSTON – Senator Nick Collins and Representative David Biele joined their colleagues in the Massachusetts State Legislature in passing the state budget for the fiscal year 2022.   Funded at $47.6 billion, this year’s budget supports the Commonwealth’s communities, schools, [...]

Senator Collins Votes For Transportation Infrastructure Bill

By |July 19th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Last week, State Senator Nick Collins voted for a transportation infrastructure bill that will invest $350 million in municipal transportation and selected statewide transportation infrastructure projects.  The bill, An Act Financing Improvements to Municipal Roads and Bridges, authorizes $200 million for municipal roads and bridges through the chapter 90 program. It also provides $150 million to support statewide [...]

Senator Collins Votes in Support of FY22 State Budget

By |July 15th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Legislature in voting in support of a $48.07 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). This budget was a compromise between the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ and the Massachusetts State Senate’s respective budgets.  This budget maintains fiscal responsibility, does not cut services, and makes [...]

Senator Collins Champions Benefits For Essential Workers

By |July 6th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Essential workers who were required to work in-person during the COVID-19 pandemic will get special benefits, including a three-year retirement credit, under a proposal by State Senator Nick Collins that will be heard this month by the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Public Service. Senator Collins is the lead sponsor of S.1669, An Act Relative to providing a [...]

Senator Collins Secures Funding For South Boston Street Festival

By |June 29th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate in unanimously passing a $47.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22).  During the debate, Senator Collins championed an amendment to fund $25,000 to the South Boston Street Festival.  For more than 20 years, the South Boston Street Festival has been working to bridge new [...]

Senator Collins Calls For Statewide Fire Safety Legislation

By |June 16th, 2021|Front Page News, News|

Bill Honors Victims of 2014 Back Bay Fire BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins testified on S. 1554, An Act implementing the Recommendations of the Walsh-Kennedy Commission Report, before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee hearing. Sen. Collins filed the legislation after chairing the Commission that developed the recommendation through [...]