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Healey Supports Effort to Continue Pause on Evictions

Healey Supports Effort to Continue Pause on Evictions By Will Moore  | June 14, 2021 BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey recently joined 23 other attorney generals in filing a brief with the U.S Supreme Court in support of the order issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that forbids evictions to slow transmission rates of COVID-19. READ MORE ON CAPECOD.COM [...]

June 14th, 2021|

Maura Healey sues orthodontist with Lowell office for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients

Maura Healey sues orthodontist with Lowell office for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients By Stefan Geller | June 10, 2021 LOWELL — An orthodontist with an office in Lowell is being sued by Attorney General Maura Healey for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients for missed or canceled appointments, officials announced on Thursday. READ MORE ON LOWELLSUN.COM By Stefan Geller | [...]

June 10th, 2021|

Healey writes rules for egg, meat producers

Healey writes rules for egg, meat producers By Christian M. Wade, Statehouse Reporter | June 9, 2021 BOSTON — The attorney general’s office has issued regulations banning eggs and meat from cage-confined animals to comply with a 2016 referendum, as the food industry warns of shortages and higher prices on the horizon. A 2016 ballot question, approved by more than 77% of voters, prohibits the [...]

June 9th, 2021|

Mass. AG calls on Mass. businesses to defend voting rights

Mass. AG calls on Mass. businesses to defend voting rights By Greg Ryan, Senior Reporter  | June 9, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey used her annual Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce address on Wednesday to urge businesses to be more proactive in fighting the rollback of voting rights in other states, saying “a powerful voice in the business community really makes a difference.” In wake [...]

June 9th, 2021|

To close persistent wage gaps, Maura Healey wants Massachusetts to make companies open up their books

To close persistent wage gaps, Maura Healey wants Massachusetts to make companies open up their books By Nik DeCosta-Kilpa  | June 9, 2021 In the last 25 years, the gender pay gap in the United States has closed by just 8 cents. At that rate, American women won’t average the same salaries as men — for the same jobs — until 2059. In Massachusetts, it will [...]

June 9th, 2021|

AP Interview: State AG pushes accountability in opioid cases

AP Interview: State AG pushes accountability in opioid cases By Geoff Mulvihill  | June 7, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has been a leader in the legal push to hold companies and individuals accountable for the U.S. opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, which has been linked to nearly 500,000 deaths over the last two decades. Healey was the first of many state attorneys general to [...]

June 7th, 2021|

Healey: Pandemic led to some positive change

Healey: Pandemic led to some positive change By Erin Nolan, Staff Writer | June 3, 2021 DANVERS — It’s been a year defined by tragedy and sacrifice, but Attorney General Maura Healey said she’s hopeful about the North Shore’s post-pandemic social and financial future. “I'm sure that you found yourself doing things that were completely unprecedented that you had no idea you'd ever have to deal [...]

June 3rd, 2021|

Weymouth-based anesthesia provider agrees to $260k settlement with state over ‘surprise billing’ allegations

Weymouth-based anesthesia provider agrees to $260k settlement with state over ‘surprise billing’ allegations By Nick Stoico, Globe Correspondent  | June 1, 2021 A Weymouth-based health care provider has agreed to pay the state $260,000 to settle allegations that it used “surprise billing” methods with patients at South Shore Hospital, the attorney general’s office said in a statement Tuesday. Authorities say South Shore Anesthesia Associates, the anesthesia [...]

June 1st, 2021|

First openly gay attorney general hopeful for a future of greater equality: “We will get there someday”

First openly gay attorney general hopeful for a future of greater equality: "We will get there someday" By Tori B. Powell | June 1, 2021 At the start of the 52nd commemoration of the Stonewall riots, the first openly gay state attorney general said there is plenty to celebrate this Pride Month, while also recognizing the work still left in the fight to advance LGBTQ+ equality. [...]

June 1st, 2021|

AG Healey joins coalition calling for equitable discipline measures in school

AG Healey joins coalition calling for equitable discipline measures in school By Sofía Hernández Carrillo | May 25, 2021 BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she joined a coalition of 23 attorneys in calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to reinstate a 2014 guidance package designed to help public schools to administer student discipline equitably. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM [...]

May 25th, 2021|

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Healey Supports Effort to Continue Pause on Evictions

Healey Supports Effort to Continue Pause on Evictions By Will Moore  | June 14, 2021 BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey recently joined 23 other attorney generals in filing a brief with the U.S Supreme Court in support of the order issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that forbids evictions to slow transmission rates of COVID-19. READ MORE ON CAPECOD.COM By Will Moore  | June 14, 2021 BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey recently joined 23 other attorney generals in filing a brief with the U.S Supreme Court in support of the order issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that forbids evictions to slow transmission rates of COVID-19. READ MORE ON CAPECOD.COM [...]

June 14th, 2021|

Maura Healey sues orthodontist with Lowell office for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients

Maura Healey sues orthodontist with Lowell office for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients By Stefan Geller | June 10, 2021 LOWELL — An orthodontist with an office in Lowell is being sued by Attorney General Maura Healey for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients for missed or canceled appointments, officials announced on Thursday. READ MORE ON LOWELLSUN.COM By Stefan Geller | June 10, 2021 LOWELL — An orthodontist with an office in Lowell is being sued by Attorney General Maura Healey for allegedly illegally charging MassHealth patients for missed or canceled appointments, officials announced on Thursday. READ MORE ON LOWELLSUN.COM RECENT NEWS

June 10th, 2021|

Healey writes rules for egg, meat producers

Healey writes rules for egg, meat producers By Christian M. Wade, Statehouse Reporter | June 9, 2021 BOSTON — The attorney general’s office has issued regulations banning eggs and meat from cage-confined animals to comply with a 2016 referendum, as the food industry warns of shortages and higher prices on the horizon. A 2016 ballot question, approved by more than 77% of voters, prohibits the production or sale of eggs, veal and other meat produced by animals kept in cramped enclosures. The new rules were due to be released last year but got delayed by the pandemic and wrangling over provisions of the law. Egg producers say the law, which mandates cages of 1½ square feet per bird, is unworkable because most [...]

June 9th, 2021|

Mass. AG calls on Mass. businesses to defend voting rights

Mass. AG calls on Mass. businesses to defend voting rights By Greg Ryan, Senior Reporter  | June 9, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey used her annual Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce address on Wednesday to urge businesses to be more proactive in fighting the rollback of voting rights in other states, saying “a powerful voice in the business community really makes a difference.” In wake of the 2020 election, in which former President Donald Trump leveled baseless allegations of widespread voting fraud, states like Florida and Georgia have passed legislation that puts limits on absentee and mail-in voting, among other restrictions. Lawmakers in several other states are attempting to do so. Healey contended in a virtual chamber forum that the measures represent [...]

June 9th, 2021|

To close persistent wage gaps, Maura Healey wants Massachusetts to make companies open up their books

To close persistent wage gaps, Maura Healey wants Massachusetts to make companies open up their books By Nik DeCosta-Kilpa  | June 9, 2021 In the last 25 years, the gender pay gap in the United States has closed by just 8 cents. At that rate, American women won’t average the same salaries as men — for the same jobs — until 2059. In Massachusetts, it will take until 2056. And for women of color across the country, it could be another 100 to 200 years, according to recent projections. To pick up the pace, Maura Healey says larger employers should have to provide a public breakdown of what they’re paying men, women, and different racial groups. During a forum hosted Wednesday morning by [...]

June 9th, 2021|

AP Interview: State AG pushes accountability in opioid cases

AP Interview: State AG pushes accountability in opioid cases By Geoff Mulvihill  | June 7, 2021 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has been a leader in the legal push to hold companies and individuals accountable for the U.S. opioid addiction and overdose epidemic, which has been linked to nearly 500,000 deaths over the last two decades. Healey was the first of many state attorneys general to sue individual members of the Sackler family who own Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin. She’s joined with about half the state attorneys general in opposing the company’s settlement proposal in bankruptcy court. It calls for dissolving Purdue and turning it into a new company that would use the proceeds of OxyContin sales to combat the crisis. [...]

June 7th, 2021|

Healey: Pandemic led to some positive change

Healey: Pandemic led to some positive change By Erin Nolan, Staff Writer | June 3, 2021 DANVERS — It’s been a year defined by tragedy and sacrifice, but Attorney General Maura Healey said she’s hopeful about the North Shore’s post-pandemic social and financial future. “I'm sure that you found yourself doing things that were completely unprecedented that you had no idea you'd ever have to deal with or work with, but you did it,” Healey said to a crowd of North Shore business leaders Wednesday morning. “And my hope is that as we build back and as we move forward, that we keep the stuff that is good. There's been a lot of disruption, and with disruption there's been this need for innovation.” [...]

June 3rd, 2021|

Weymouth-based anesthesia provider agrees to $260k settlement with state over ‘surprise billing’ allegations

Weymouth-based anesthesia provider agrees to $260k settlement with state over ‘surprise billing’ allegations By Nick Stoico, Globe Correspondent  | June 1, 2021 A Weymouth-based health care provider has agreed to pay the state $260,000 to settle allegations that it used “surprise billing” methods with patients at South Shore Hospital, the attorney general’s office said in a statement Tuesday. Authorities say South Shore Anesthesia Associates, the anesthesia provider for the hospital , did not “adequately disclose to certain patients that SSAA was out of network with those patients’ health plans” and then sought to collect “unfairly high charges” from the patients. The sum South Shore Anesthesia Associates owes to the state includes a $185,000 civil penalty, the attorney general’s office said. “Massachusetts residents have [...]

June 1st, 2021|

First openly gay attorney general hopeful for a future of greater equality: “We will get there someday”

First openly gay attorney general hopeful for a future of greater equality: "We will get there someday" By Tori B. Powell | June 1, 2021 At the start of the 52nd commemoration of the Stonewall riots, the first openly gay state attorney general said there is plenty to celebrate this Pride Month, while also recognizing the work still left in the fight to advance LGBTQ+ equality. "I am always both heartened by how far we have come and also really mindful of the work that we still need to do across this country so that people really feel equality as it is meant to be felt both under the law and in society," Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Tuesday on CBSN. "We [...]

June 1st, 2021|

AG Healey joins coalition calling for equitable discipline measures in school

AG Healey joins coalition calling for equitable discipline measures in school By Sofía Hernández Carrillo | May 25, 2021 BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she joined a coalition of 23 attorneys in calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to reinstate a 2014 guidance package designed to help public schools to administer student discipline equitably. READ MORE ON WWLP.COM By Sofía Hernández Carrillo | May 25, 2021 BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she joined a coalition of 23 attorneys in calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to reinstate a 2014 guidance package designed to help public schools to administer student discipline equitably. READ MORE [...]

May 25th, 2021|

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