Friday, March 29, 2013
The seminar will be held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham on Apr. 4, 2013 at 10 a.m.
Representative Paul McMurtry and Senator Mike Rush announced that there will be an informational seminar on the Senior Circuit Breaker Tax Credit. “This successful tax credit program is available to many of our seniors to take advantage of,” said Senator Mike Rush. “This credit can relieve some of the burdens of expensive property taxes and I encourage everyone to attend the seminar to learn firsthand the benefits of the program.” The seminar will be held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham on Apr. 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. The presentation will be given by Brian Lynch of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. "Seniors deserve our attention and support to affordable alternatives to staying in their homes” Representative Paul McMurtry said. "…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
We're curious to see what Dedham residents want to talk about with State Representative McMurtry and Senator Rush.
There are a lot of hot-button issues that are going around like abortion, imigration, employment, and healthcare. But if you had one-on-one time with Representative McMurtry or Senator Rush, what would you ask them? What issues matter most to you? Leave comments below.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Rush's Chief of Staff submitted letter to Senate President Murray on behalf of Rush, who is deployed in Iraq.
State Sen. Mike Rush's supports having casino gambling in Massachusetts and Boston. Rush's Chief of Staff John Regan submitted a letter on Sept. 26 (see attached letter) to Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray and to Senate Ways and Means Chairman Stephen Brewer outlining the amendments that Rush's office feel would be assets to Senate Bill 2015. The letter says Rush feels there has been a "long and deliberative process" that came to the formation of the currently being discussed Senate bill to bring casino gambling to Massachusetts. Rush supports Amendment #119 that would create a zoning change only for the proposed gaming site in Boston, and not the rest of the city, which laws do not allow to have casinos at this time. Rush is …
Friday, July 29, 2011
State Treasurer Steve Grossman does not support current proposal due to believed conflict with federal law.
Before deploying for Iraq, State Sen. Michael Rush filed legislation that would allow the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission to create a online gambling pilot program that proponents say could net $1 billion a year for the Commonwealth. “Massachusetts has always been at the forefront of innovation in state lottery gaming and I believe that to continue to do so means adding robust online lottery gaming to the current offerings,” said John Regan, Chief of Staff to Rush. “This is more than just allowing the purchase of lottery tickets online – this is a new, interactive way of playing the lottery through new online games of chance.” The state lottery would be provided with new revenue streams that would boost local aid, said Regan. Regan…
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Paul McMurtry and state Sen. Michael Rush's chief of staff appeared in front of a skeptical Westwood Board of Selectmen on Monday.
Rep. Paul McMurtry and state Sen. Michael Rush's office are calling for a joint meeting with Clear Channel and town officials in Westwood and Dedham following a Westwood Board of Selectmen meeting this week about the construction of a new digital billboard at the University Avenue MBTA station. McMurtry told the Westwood board on Monday that he wants to make sure the issues are heard by state officials, as are the concerns from both towns. Clear Channel made a presentation to the Dedham Board of Selectmen earlier this month, but haven't formally given their pitch to the Westwood officials. Clear Channel's plan calls for the construction of a digital billboard with a "slideshow" design, which would rotate advertisements every 8 to 10 …
Monday, May 30, 2011
State. Sen. Michael Rush is currently serving in Iraq.
Monday, May 30, 2011
I want to take this opportunity to wish you, your family, and the citizens of the Suffolk and Norfolk District good health and peace of mind on this Memorial Day. Originally known as Decoration Day – to encourage the practice of adorning the graves of the fallen – it is a time to remember those who have served, those currently serving and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedom. I would especially like to say thank you to those who have the toughest job in the military, our military spouses and families. As you may know, I am writing this letter from a combat zone 5,810 miles away while I am serving on active duty with United States Forces in Iraq. As a lieutenant in the Navy Reserves who has been …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Congressman Lynch offers statement about 9/11 mastermind being killed, while state Sen. Rush prohibited from comment.
Due to his active duty in the Naval Reserves, state Sen. Michael Rush was told that he is not allowed to comment about the death of Osama bin Laden. Rush is currently overseas in the Middle East and passed along word that he hopes to have a column about his life overseas for Memorial Day, said Rush's Chief of Staff John Regan. Congressman Stephen Lynch was able to comment, and released the following statement in regards to the death of Osama bin Laden. "A mass murderer has been brought to justice and a threat to innocent American civilians has been eliminated. Our thanks and appreciation go out to the Navy Seals, our intelligence community and our brave men and women in uniform who once again have given us great reason to be proud of …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Dedham's state senator received travel information recently on his call up to active duty in the Navy.
In less than five months following his election to a state senate seat, Michael Rush (D-West Roxbury) will be deployed to Iraq, leaving his chief of staff in charge of his office, Rush said Wednesday. The state senator, who represents Dedham, said he found out about his call up from the Navy Reserves to deploy to Iraq following November’s election victory. “More recently, I got some more specific travel information, which a lot of times validates the orders. Once you get that itinerary it gets to the point of no return,” said Rush, who will be deployed for the first time in his career. For operational security purposes, Rush said he couldn’t give an exact timetable for his training and deployment except to say he would leave for Iraq in …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Mike Rush Committee agrees to pay $3,000 if reports from 2010-2012 are not accurate.
State Senator Mike Rush's campaign committee has been fined $2,500 from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance for not complying with campaign finance laws, according to a letter dated Jan. 3. Rush, who was sworn into his new office last week, had previously said that new computer software combined with volunteers tasked with entering data into the system explained why there were two overnight jumps of more than $10,000 to his campaign funds in the last year without the required list of who donated the cash. State law mandates candidates report names and amounts of campaign contributions. OCPF reviewed Rush's 2009 campaign finance reports and OCPF Director Michael J. Sullivan submitted a letter to the Rush Committee of the findings…
Monday, October 4, 2010
State Senate battle heating up with election on Nov. 2.
Democrat Mike Rush says that his opponent's tactic of signing a No New Taxes pledge is an election gimmick. Republican Brad Williams feels otherwise, so much that he sent a certified letter to Rush's house wanting him to take the pledge. Both state Senate candidates offered their thoughts on taxes, the Citizens for Limited Taxation pledge and each other. "I wanted to take the pledge because as a financial person in the private sector I have seen a pattern of tax increases across Massachusetts all different ways that are: a) hurting our business environment and driving jobs out of state, and b) unnecessarily increasing the cost of living for Massachusetts residents," said Williams, the Republican candidate for the Suffolk Norfolk State …