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Healey Joins Lawsuit Challenging Texas Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling

Healey Joins Lawsuit Challenging Texas Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling By Katie Lannan | State House News Service | January 3, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday joined with 16 of her counterparts from across the country in challenging a Texas ruling that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, a move Healey said was aimed at protecting families from losing their access to [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

Maura’s OpEd: Young people provide inspiring example

Maura's OpEd: Young people provide inspiring example By Maura Healey  | December 31, 2018 This New Year’s Day, I’m thinking a lot about what we owe to the young people of Massachusetts and this country who spent so much of the last year mobilizing for change. In 2019, we can make more progress together. For me, that starts with recommitting to strategies that will combat [...]

December 31st, 2018|

Maura Named Most Valuable State Official by The Nation

Maura Named Most Valuable State Official by The Nation The 2018 Progressive Honor Roll ​Progressives were on the move this year, and they weren’t just resisting Trump—they were outlining the alternative to Trumpism. By John Nichols Progressives were on the march in 2018. They weren’t just resisting Trump; they were outlining the alternative to Trumpism. They weren’t just winning the battle of ideas by moving Medicare [...]

December 21st, 2018|

AG Healey Joins Lawsuit Against Offshore Drilling In Atlantic Ocean

AG Healey Joins Lawsuit Against Offshore Drilling In Atlantic Ocean By Matt Murphy, State House News Service | December 20, 2018 State Attorney General Maura Healey signed Massachusetts onto a multi-state lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the Trump administration from allowing seismic testing for offshore oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. The lawsuit against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the National Marine Fisheries Service was filed [...]

December 21st, 2018|

Attorneys General Fire New Salvo in Offshore Drilling Fight

Attorneys General Fire New Salvo in Offshore Drilling Fight By Jennifer A Dlouhy | December 20, 2018 Attorneys general from eight coastal states are asking to intervene in a lawsuit aimed at blocking seismic surveys that could help pinpoint oil under Atlantic waters but also imperil whales and dolphins. The move brings the heft and resources of top state law enforcement officials to a big [...]

December 20th, 2018|

18 states, including Mass., file motion challenging ruling striking down Affordable Care Act

18 states, including Mass., file motion challenging ruling striking down Affordable Care Act By Jackson Cote | Globe Correspondent  | December 18, 2018 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and her counterparts in 17 other states filed a motion Monday challenging a Texas federal judge’s ruling last week that struck down the Affordable Care Act. The motion, filed in the US District Court for the Northern [...]

December 18th, 2018|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey opens investigation into Marriott hotel data breach

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey opens investigation into Marriott hotel data breach By Jacqueline Tempera | November 30, 2018 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has opened an investigation into a data breach of Marriott hotels that exposed personal information of more than 500 million people. "We've opened an investigation into the data breach at Marriott. This breach may have compromised the information of millions [...]

November 30th, 2018|

AG Healey Demands Civil Rights Protections For Transgender People

AG Healey Demands Civil Rights Protections For Transgender People BOSTON–Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 18 state attorneys general urging the Trump Administration to abandon efforts to adopt a definition of “sex” that would exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals from the protections of federal civil rights laws. Last month, media reported that key officials in the U.S. Department of Health and Human [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Attorney general sues Shrewsbury man over pet shop conditions

Attorney general sues Shrewsbury man over pet shop conditions By George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff  | November 20, 2018 SHREWSBURY - A Shrewsbury man is being sued by the state attorney general for allegedly running an unlicensed and unsanitary pet shop that routinely sold fatally ill puppies to customers. In the complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the the office of Attorney General Maura Healey alleges [...]

November 20th, 2018|

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Healey Joins Lawsuit Challenging Texas Court’s Affordable Care Act Ruling

Healey Joins Lawsuit Challenging Texas Court's Affordable Care Act Ruling By Katie Lannan | State House News Service | January 3, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey on Thursday joined with 16 of her counterparts from across the country in challenging a Texas ruling that the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, a move Healey said was aimed at protecting families from losing their access to medical care. "What this ruling would do, if allowed to go forward, would really throw into jeopardy not only millions and millions of Americans' access to health care, but also the effectiveness and the functioning of health care markets generally," Healey told the News Service. "It's a terribly misguided decision, wrong decision, and that's why we're taking [...]

January 3rd, 2019|

Maura’s OpEd: Young people provide inspiring example

Maura's OpEd: Young people provide inspiring example By Maura Healey  | December 31, 2018 This New Year’s Day, I’m thinking a lot about what we owe to the young people of Massachusetts and this country who spent so much of the last year mobilizing for change. In 2019, we can make more progress together. For me, that starts with recommitting to strategies that will combat the opioid epidemic, which has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of teenagers and young adults. Evidence-based prevention education and robust mental health and substance use treatment save lives, and it’s time to get all young people get the services and support they need. The prevention education program my office launched with the GE Foundation is [...]

December 31st, 2018|

Maura Named Most Valuable State Official by The Nation

Maura Named Most Valuable State Official by The Nation The 2018 Progressive Honor Roll ​Progressives were on the move this year, and they weren’t just resisting Trump—they were outlining the alternative to Trumpism. By John Nichols Progressives were on the march in 2018. They weren’t just resisting Trump; they were outlining the alternative to Trumpism. They weren’t just winning the battle of ideas by moving Medicare for Alland Fight for $15 proposals into the mainstream; they were winning battles at the ballot box as well. The fight for the future is far from over, but 2018 offered signs that it can and will be won. The Nation’s 2018 Progressive Honor Roll recognizes the dissidents and the strategists, the veteran campaigners and the next-gen leaders who [...]

December 21st, 2018|

AG Healey Joins Lawsuit Against Offshore Drilling In Atlantic Ocean

AG Healey Joins Lawsuit Against Offshore Drilling In Atlantic Ocean By Matt Murphy, State House News Service | December 20, 2018 State Attorney General Maura Healey signed Massachusetts onto a multi-state lawsuit Thursday seeking to block the Trump administration from allowing seismic testing for offshore oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean. The lawsuit against Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and the National Marine Fisheries Service was filed in US District Court in South Carolina and marks an escalation in the opposition from Healey and other state attorneys general to drilling in previously restricted areas of the Atlantic. Healey's office said offshore drilling would harm coastal ecosystems and threaten protected endangered species, including the North Atlantic Right Whale, which feeds in the waters off of [...]

December 21st, 2018|

Attorneys General Fire New Salvo in Offshore Drilling Fight

Attorneys General Fire New Salvo in Offshore Drilling Fight By Jennifer A Dlouhy | December 20, 2018 Attorneys general from eight coastal states are asking to intervene in a lawsuit aimed at blocking seismic surveys that could help pinpoint oil under Atlantic waters but also imperil whales and dolphins. The move brings the heft and resources of top state law enforcement officials to a big fight over the future of oil and gas exploration along the U.S. East Coast. “We’re protecting the interests of our states,” said Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh in an interview. “This is a precursor to offshore drilling. And the dangers of offshore drilling and the frivolity of it when you look at the consequences of climate change [...]

December 20th, 2018|

18 states, including Mass., file motion challenging ruling striking down Affordable Care Act

18 states, including Mass., file motion challenging ruling striking down Affordable Care Act By Jackson Cote | Globe Correspondent  | December 18, 2018 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and her counterparts in 17 other states filed a motion Monday challenging a Texas federal judge’s ruling last week that struck down the Affordable Care Act. The motion, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas, asks the court to clarify the impact of the ruling and confirm that the ACA “is still the law of the land,” Healey’s office said in a statement Judge Reed O’Connor of the US District Court in Fort Worth struck down the law on Friday, ruling that its mandate requiring people to buy health [...]

December 18th, 2018|

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey opens investigation into Marriott hotel data breach

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey opens investigation into Marriott hotel data breach By Jacqueline Tempera | November 30, 2018 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's office has opened an investigation into a data breach of Marriott hotels that exposed personal information of more than 500 million people. "We've opened an investigation into the data breach at Marriott. This breach may have compromised the information of millions and the public deserves to know how this happened," Healey wrote in a Facebook post. On Friday, the hotel chain announced its Starwood reservation database was compromised, giving hackers "unauthorized access" to the system's data dating back to 2014. The company said it identified the issue last week. The Starwood reservation database is used for a group [...]

November 30th, 2018|

AG Healey Demands Civil Rights Protections For Transgender People

AG Healey Demands Civil Rights Protections For Transgender People BOSTON–Attorney General Maura Healey led a coalition of 18 state attorneys general urging the Trump Administration to abandon efforts to adopt a definition of “sex” that would exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals from the protections of federal civil rights laws. Last month, media reported that key officials in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services were considering adopting a definition of sex as an immutable, binary biological trait determined by or before birth—and that the Department was urging other agencies, including the Department of Education, to do the same. Such a restrictive definition would effectively exclude transgender and gender nonconforming individuals from the protections of critical federal civil rights laws, including [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Attorney general sues Shrewsbury man over pet shop conditions

Attorney general sues Shrewsbury man over pet shop conditions By George Barnes Telegram & Gazette Staff  | November 20, 2018 SHREWSBURY - A Shrewsbury man is being sued by the state attorney general for allegedly running an unlicensed and unsanitary pet shop that routinely sold fatally ill puppies to customers. In the complaint filed in Suffolk Superior Court, the the office of Attorney General Maura Healey alleges that Heath Morse sold puppies out of his home without following requirements, including quarantine procedures required by the state’s Animal Health Law. It is also alleged he failed to obtain a state license to run a pet shop. “We allege this man scammed families out of thousands of dollars, leaving them heartbroken, in serious debt, and in [...]

November 20th, 2018|