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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vows to combat election interference after President Donald Trump says he’ll send law enforcement to polling places

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vows to combat election interference after President Donald Trump says he’ll send law enforcement to polling places By Jackson Cote MassLive Staff  | September 17, 2020 After President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity last month he would send law enforcement to polling places to monitor for voter fraud, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey offered a reminder to [...]

September 17th, 2020|

Mass Attorney General Awards $130,000 in Grants To Improve Employment Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities

Mass Attorney General Awards $130,000 in Grants To Improve Employment Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities By Framingham Source Staff  | September 16, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today, September 16, announced her office awarded more than $130,000 in grant funding to several nonprofit service providers for investments in job training, skill development, and career placement programs for individuals with disabilities. “These grants will [...]

September 16th, 2020|

Attorney General Maura Healey announces $5.6 million of debt canceled for hundreds of ITT Tech students in Massachusetts as result of settlement with PEAKS Trust

Attorney General Maura Healey announces $5.6 million of debt canceled for hundreds of ITT Tech students in Massachusetts as result of settlement with PEAKS Trust By Michael Bonner Mass Live Staff  | September 15, 2020 As part of a nationwide settlement, about 600 former ITT Tech students in Massachusetts will have more than $5.6 million of loan debt canceled, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on [...]

September 15th, 2020|

Mass Attorney General Sues EPA Over Rollback of Methane Pollution Regulations

Mass Attorney General Sues EPA Over Rollback of Methane Pollution Regulations By Framingham Source Staff  | September 14, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today, September 14, joined a coalition of 24 states and municipalities in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its rollback of critical regulations that limit emissions of methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas, as well as volatile organic compounds and [...]

September 14th, 2020|

AG Healey Releases Statement on Voting Integrity

AG Healey Releases Statement on Voting Integrity By Justin Saunders CapeCod.com Staff  | September 11, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with a coalition of 24 other state attorney generals, released a statement highlighting the importance of election integrity. “It’s against the law to vote twice in the election. That is true everywhere in the United States. Anyone who intentionally votes twice [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Maura Healey announces $1.5 million grant program to support opioid treatment for communities of color

Maura Healey announces $1.5 million grant program to support opioid treatment for communities of color By Dialynn Dwyer Boston.com Staff  | September 10, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is launching a new grant program that aims to promote equity for treatment of opioid use disorder by supporting recovery programs in communities of color, her office announced Thursday. The $1.5 million program — Promoting Cultural Humility [...]

September 10th, 2020|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office detected nearly 13,000 wage theft victims in fiscal 2020, surpassing previous year

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office detected nearly 13,000 wage theft victims in fiscal 2020, surpassing previous year By Steph Solis MassLive Staff  | September 07, 2020 The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office identified 12,939 employees affected by labor rights violations in fiscal 2020, a 16% increase from the previous year. The AG’s Fair Labor Division made employers pay $6.65 million in restitution and $5.68 million [...]

September 7th, 2020|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins multi-state action to halt changes made at United States Postal Service prior to 2020 election

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins multi-state action to halt changes made at United States Postal Service prior to 2020 election By Michael Bonner MassLive Staff  | September 03, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined in filing a multi-state action in seeking to halt changes to the United States Postal Service that could prevent employees from delivering the mail. Healey joined a coalition of [...]

September 3rd, 2020|

AG Maura Healey leads coalition to expand crime victim funding

AG Maura Healey leads coalition to expand crime victim funding By Wicked Local Staff  | September 1, 2020 Attorney General Maura Healey recently led a coalition of state and territorial attorneys general representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act that could provide financial support to victims of violent [...]

September 1st, 2020|

Attorney General Maura Healey lays out defense of governor’s COVID orders

Attorney General Maura Healey lays out defense of governor's COVID orders By Matt Murphy Cape Cod Times Staff  | August 31, 2020 BOSTON — With the Supreme Judicial Court expected to hear arguments in a little over a week over a lawsuit challenging Gov. Charlie Baker's COVID-19 executive orders, Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lengthy defense of the governor and the legality of [...]

August 31st, 2020|

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vows to combat election interference after President Donald Trump says he’ll send law enforcement to polling places

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey vows to combat election interference after President Donald Trump says he’ll send law enforcement to polling places By Jackson Cote MassLive Staff  | September 17, 2020 After President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity last month he would send law enforcement to polling places to monitor for voter fraud, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey offered a reminder to residents this week that state and federal laws have long protected against voter intimidation. The prosecutor’s office released an advisory Tuesday to Massachusetts residents to make clear that election interference at the hands of law enforcement and private actors is illegal. The advisory aims to inform residents their right to vote is free from intimidation, harassment and coercion, [...]

September 17th, 2020|

Mass Attorney General Awards $130,000 in Grants To Improve Employment Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities

Mass Attorney General Awards $130,000 in Grants To Improve Employment Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities By Framingham Source Staff  | September 16, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today, September 16, announced her office awarded more than $130,000 in grant funding to several nonprofit service providers for investments in job training, skill development, and career placement programs for individuals with disabilities. “These grants will help organizations across Massachusetts strengthen programs, expand staff capacity, and provide job skills training to help individuals with disabilities achieve their professional goals,” said Healey. “As many of our communities face economic uncertainty, we are pleased these funds will help improve employment opportunities and support inclusive workplaces in our state.” The AG’s Office created the Enabling Employment [...]

September 16th, 2020|

Attorney General Maura Healey announces $5.6 million of debt canceled for hundreds of ITT Tech students in Massachusetts as result of settlement with PEAKS Trust

Attorney General Maura Healey announces $5.6 million of debt canceled for hundreds of ITT Tech students in Massachusetts as result of settlement with PEAKS Trust By Michael Bonner Mass Live Staff  | September 15, 2020 As part of a nationwide settlement, about 600 former ITT Tech students in Massachusetts will have more than $5.6 million of loan debt canceled, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Tuesday. Resolutions were reached with 48 attorneys general offices that will affect more than 35,000 students nationwide who were granted more than $330 million in loans from PEAKS Trust. The total amount of student loan debt will be canceled. As part of the settlement, PEAKS Trust will forego collection of outstanding loans and issue no new loans [...]

September 15th, 2020|

Mass Attorney General Sues EPA Over Rollback of Methane Pollution Regulations

Mass Attorney General Sues EPA Over Rollback of Methane Pollution Regulations By Framingham Source Staff  | September 14, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today, September 14, joined a coalition of 24 states and municipalities in suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its rollback of critical regulations that limit emissions of methane, an extremely potent greenhouse gas, as well as volatile organic compounds and other hazardous pollutants from new, reconstructed and modified sources in the oil and natural gas industry. “President Trump and the climate change deniers running the EPA continue to be far more interested in propping up the fossil fuel industry than actually protecting public health and the environment,” Healey said. “Since the EPA won’t do its job, we [...]

September 14th, 2020|

AG Healey Releases Statement on Voting Integrity

AG Healey Releases Statement on Voting Integrity By Justin Saunders CapeCod.com Staff  | September 11, 2020 BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, along with a coalition of 24 other state attorney generals, released a statement highlighting the importance of election integrity. “It’s against the law to vote twice in the election. That is true everywhere in the United States. Anyone who intentionally votes twice faces serious legal consequences. So do those who direct others to engage in this illegal conduct. To voters: we want each of you to vote and to know that state attorneys general are here to ensure your vote is counted, your voice is heard, and our elections have integrity.” The coalition points to recent remarks by President [...]

September 11th, 2020|

Maura Healey announces $1.5 million grant program to support opioid treatment for communities of color

Maura Healey announces $1.5 million grant program to support opioid treatment for communities of color By Dialynn Dwyer Boston.com Staff  | September 10, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is launching a new grant program that aims to promote equity for treatment of opioid use disorder by supporting recovery programs in communities of color, her office announced Thursday. The $1.5 million program — Promoting Cultural Humility in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment — is being funded by the recent settlement reached by the AG’s Office with an Andover mail-order pharmacy that allegedly failed to implement safeguards against illegitimate prescriptions and ultimately dispensed potentially thousands of illegal prescriptions, including opioids like fentanyl, across the country, Healey’s office said in a statement. The grant program will fund recovery [...]

September 10th, 2020|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office detected nearly 13,000 wage theft victims in fiscal 2020, surpassing previous year

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office detected nearly 13,000 wage theft victims in fiscal 2020, surpassing previous year By Steph Solis MassLive Staff  | September 07, 2020 The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office identified 12,939 employees affected by labor rights violations in fiscal 2020, a 16% increase from the previous year. The AG’s Fair Labor Division made employers pay $6.65 million in restitution and $5.68 million in penalties with the highest number of assessments coming from the hospitality industry, according to AG Maura Healey’s 2020 Labor Day report published Monday morning. More than 6,000 complaints across all industries were wage and hourly pay complaints. “As we work together to emerge from this crisis and reopen our economy, my Fair Labor Division will continue [...]

September 7th, 2020|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins multi-state action to halt changes made at United States Postal Service prior to 2020 election

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joins multi-state action to halt changes made at United States Postal Service prior to 2020 election By Michael Bonner MassLive Staff  | September 03, 2020 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey joined in filing a multi-state action in seeking to halt changes to the United States Postal Service that could prevent employees from delivering the mail. Healey joined a coalition of attorney generals from California, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, North Carolina and Pennsylvania who said actions within the USPS may lead to harming veterans, seniors and rural communities as well as disrupt the general election in November. The attorney generals filed a preliminary injunction on Thursday in federal court in Pennsylvania seeking the court to intervene. [...]

September 3rd, 2020|

AG Maura Healey leads coalition to expand crime victim funding

AG Maura Healey leads coalition to expand crime victim funding By Wicked Local Staff  | September 1, 2020 Attorney General Maura Healey recently led a coalition of state and territorial attorneys general representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories urging Congress to adopt key changes to the Victims of Crime Act that could provide financial support to victims of violent crimes and their families. In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, the attorneys general call on Congress to adopt changes to the Crime Victims Fund, a national fund that supports state victims’ services programs. [...]

September 1st, 2020|

Attorney General Maura Healey lays out defense of governor’s COVID orders

Attorney General Maura Healey lays out defense of governor's COVID orders By Matt Murphy Cape Cod Times Staff  | August 31, 2020 BOSTON — With the Supreme Judicial Court expected to hear arguments in a little over a week over a lawsuit challenging Gov. Charlie Baker's COVID-19 executive orders, Attorney General Maura Healey has filed a lengthy defense of the governor and the legality of his actions to control the coronavirus. Baker has been sued by a group of business owners, religious leaders and others — including the headmaster of Trinity Christian Academy in Hyannis — over the numerous executive orders he has issued since declaring a public emergency March 10 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders have included everything from [...]

August 31st, 2020|

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