Representative Angelo D’Emilia (R-Bridgewater) was congratulated by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) for achieving an impressive voting record for the 2013-2014 legislative session. The Bridgewater legislator participated in all 505 roll call votes cast in the House of Representatives before the end of formal sessions for the 2013-2014 legislative session, a 100% voting record.
Representative D’Emilia cast votes on a number of issues including: the repeal of the largest and broadest tax on computer and software services in the nation, a tax amnesty program which is poised to collect millions of dollars in overdue tax liabilities which might otherwise be forgone, requiring the Commonwealth to produce a full accountancy report of the costs incurred by the failed Health Connector website, and increased oversight for taxpayer-funded programs such as the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), and the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program.
Additionally, the Bridgewater lawmaker registered votes against raising taxes by close to $2 billion, in opposition of bringing Massachusetts into compliance with the omnibus federal healthcare law prior to its implementation in January 2014, and against automatically linking the state’s gasoline tax to inflation.
“Representative D’Emilia is an incredibly committed member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and an extremely valuable asset to the House Republican Caucus,” said Representative Jones. “The people of the 8th Plymouth District are fortunate to have Representative D’Emilia up here on Beacon Hill advocating on their behalf day after day.”
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Representative Angelo D’Emilia (R-Bridgewater), along with his House colleagues, overrode the Governor’s vetoes today and ensured local aid funding for their cities and towns. Included in this funding are monies for local mosquito control projects and funding for prison mitigation, which were part of the overrides.
D’Emilia successfully defended local funding requests for Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Included was $200,000 for both Bristol and Plymouth Counties Mosquito Control Projects to proactively work to eradicate the arbovirus and prevent the spread of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and the West Nile Virus (WNV). This funding is important to local communities facing these public safety threats.
“I am proud of the fact that we were able to secure funding for both Bristol and Plymouth Counties,” said Representative D’Emilia. “EEE is an important issue in our community, and securing funding for Bristol and Plymouth County Mosquito Control Projects to prevent its spread will help improve our community’s public health and safety.”
Additionally, Rep. D’Emilia worked to secure $2,200,000 to assist cities and towns hosting Department of Correction Facilities. The Department of Correction’s (DOC) budgetary accounts in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget allow the DOC to fund not less than $2,200,000 to cities and towns hosting DOC facilities. A portion of that funding will be allocated to the Town of Bridgewater.
“I am pleased that we will not only continue to receive prison mitigation funding in the FY’15 budget, but that we will also realize a 10% increase,” said Representative D’Emilia.
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You can read the letter Representative D’Emilia sent to Governor Deval Patrick requesting aerial spraying for mosquitoes at the link below:
Representative D’Emilia Welcomes the Bridgewater-Raynham High School’s D1 South Softball Champs to the State House
Representative Angelo D’Emilia (R-Bridgewater) welcomed the 2014 Division 1 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School’s Lady Trojans Varsity Softball State Champions to the State House today in recognition of their impressive 9-0 win over Worcester’s Holy Name High School. After a successful 25-1 season these talented young women took home the state crown.
“Had a great time today meeting our State Champions,” said Representative D’Emilia. “It was both an honor and a pleasure to host these talented ladies here at the State House and to have them recognized on the House floor for this great achievement! They are dedicated and hardworking and I look forward to their future successes in the next season!”
The team received a special introduction and standing ovation from the House of Representatives in the historic House Chamber during today’s debate.
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