State Action

Three state-wide ballot questions and two local, non-binding ballot questions will appear on the November 2018 ballot.  LWVMA supported two of the state-wide questions, while taking no position on the third. LWVA supports both of the local initiatives.

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is weighing in on bills dealing with civics education before the current session of the Massachusetts General Court.

Massachusetts Election Reforms 2015-16: A Guide for Local Leagues

LWVA prepared statements for the June and July hearings in Greenfield on the proposed tennessee Gas Company/Northeast Direct pipeline. Members attended both hearings.

The hearing was scheduled to allow citizens in Western Massachusetts the opportunity to publically comment on the petition by Berkshire Gas for approval of a long-term supply agreement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. The proposed 430-mile pipeline route would traverse Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties.

Members of LWVA will attend a Department of Public Utilities (DPU) public hearing on the proposed pipeline capacity deal between Berkshire Gas and the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company.

LWVMA has joined a statewide coalition, Transportation for Massachusetts.

LWVMA has a busy legislative season ahead of it. Bills of interest to the League are being introduced, and the League board members and legislative specialists are busy deciding what its priorities should be.

More than a dozen volunteer legislative specialists of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts have been combing through the bills submitted to the current session of the Legislature to find those that the League can support or should oppose.


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