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Project HERE app wins Parents’ Choice Award

Project HERE app wins Parents' Choice Award The innovative new Project HERE app rolled out by the AG's Office and the GE Foundation in the fall of 2018 was recently awarded a Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal. Check out the organization's full review below and learn more about Project HERE on the program website. Review: Originally designed to support a Massachusetts initiative to use healthy [...]

February 14th, 2019|

Maura discusses Purdue Pharma case on CBS This Morning

Maura discusses Purdue Pharma case on CBS This Morning (CBS News) — Only on “CBS This Morning,” we’re hearing from the Massachusetts attorney general, who blames the founding family of a pharmaceutical company for helping create the opioid drug crisis. Almost 400,000 people died from opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2017, according to the CDC. In a lawsuit, the state targets Purdue Pharma and eight members of the [...]

January 24th, 2019|

Healey Outlines Priorities In ‘Time Of Consequence’

Healey Outlines Priorities In 'Time Of Consequence' By Matt Murphy | State House News Service | January 16, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey committed herself on Wednesday to an ambitious new clean energy goal and promised to fight gun violence, reduce barriers to mental health treatment, and support increased funding for education as many Democrats continue to look to her as the future of the party. [...]

January 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Attorney General: Opioid Crisis Top Priority in Second Term

Attorney General: Opioid Crisis Top Priority in Second Term BOSTON (AP) — ATTORNEY General Maura Healey said her top priority for her second term is confronting the state's ongoing opioid addiction epidemic that has left thousands dead in recent years. The Democrat said that while Massachusetts didn't see a rise in opioid deaths last year, there's still more work to be done to ensure the state continues to [...]

January 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey gives $3 million to address social factors that affect health

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey gives $3 million to address social factors that affect health By Shira Schoenberg | Masslive.com | January 8, 2019 BOSTON — Housing. Legal services. Walking paths. While these things are not typically thought of as health care, they do have a significant impact on people’s health. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced $3 million in grants to 13 community [...]

January 11th, 2019|

Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal in climate case

Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal in climate case BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 01/07/19 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case in which Exxon Mobil Corp. is trying to stop Massachusetts’s demand for documents from it in a climate change investigation. The announcement in the case, Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Healey, came without explanation, as is the court’s usual practice. Four of the high [...]

January 7th, 2019|

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|

LATEST NEWS

Project HERE app wins Parents’ Choice Award

Project HERE app wins Parents' Choice Award The innovative new Project HERE app rolled out by the AG's Office and the GE Foundation in the fall of 2018 was recently awarded a Parents' Choice Award Gold Medal. Check out the organization's full review below and learn more about Project HERE on the program website. Review: Originally designed to support a Massachusetts initiative to use healthy decision-making and social-emotional learning to prevent substance use, the Project Here Games website is dedicated to helping children in grades 6-8 learn about themselves and how to use their strengths to build additional and/or more advanced social emotional skills. Fittingly, the first activity is a personality quiz, the goal of which is to help users understand their [...]

February 14th, 2019|

Maura discusses Purdue Pharma case on CBS This Morning

Maura discusses Purdue Pharma case on CBS This Morning (CBS News) — Only on “CBS This Morning,” we’re hearing from the Massachusetts attorney general, who blames the founding family of a pharmaceutical company for helping create the opioid drug crisis. Almost 400,000 people died from opioid overdoses between 1999 and 2017, according to the CDC. In a lawsuit, the state targets Purdue Pharma and eight members of the Sackler family. It alleges they are “personally responsible” for deceptively selling OxyContin. Purdue Pharma called the accusations “a rush to vilify” the drugmaker. As CBS News’ Tony Dokoupil reports, there’s a lot in the lawsuit that’s still redacted. Lawyers for Purdue plan to argue on Friday that it should stay that way. The attorney general said this [...]

January 24th, 2019|

Healey Outlines Priorities In ‘Time Of Consequence’

Healey Outlines Priorities In 'Time Of Consequence' By Matt Murphy | State House News Service | January 16, 2019 Attorney General Maura Healey committed herself on Wednesday to an ambitious new clean energy goal and promised to fight gun violence, reduce barriers to mental health treatment, and support increased funding for education as many Democrats continue to look to her as the future of the party. Healey, who easily won re-election in November, is widely viewed within the Democratic Party as a likely and formidable candidate for governor in four years, if she doesn't run for federal office sooner. And her agenda seems to match those expectations. "We live in a time of consequence," Healey said in a speech to hundreds of supporters [...]

January 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Attorney General: Opioid Crisis Top Priority in Second Term

Attorney General: Opioid Crisis Top Priority in Second Term BOSTON (AP) — ATTORNEY General Maura Healey said her top priority for her second term is confronting the state's ongoing opioid addiction epidemic that has left thousands dead in recent years. The Democrat said that while Massachusetts didn't see a rise in opioid deaths last year, there's still more work to be done to ensure the state continues to make progress. Healey made the comments Wednesday during a swearing-in ceremony in Boston. Healey outlined other goals for her second four-year term including protecting President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law in court and fighting gun violence. Healey also touched on areas outside the traditional scope of the attorney general's office, including improving public education for all [...]

January 16th, 2019|Tags: |

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey gives $3 million to address social factors that affect health

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey gives $3 million to address social factors that affect health By Shira Schoenberg | Masslive.com | January 8, 2019 BOSTON — Housing. Legal services. Walking paths. While these things are not typically thought of as health care, they do have a significant impact on people’s health. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey on Tuesday announced $3 million in grants to 13 community organizations that address things like housing, hunger and other societal factors that affect someone’s health. Healey announced the grants at an event at the Greater Boston Food Bank. The effort is a way to address what are called “social determinants” of health, factors that are often tied to wealth, employment, education and other social and cultural factors. [...]

January 11th, 2019|

Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal in climate case

Supreme Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal in climate case BY TIMOTHY CAMA - 01/07/19 The Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a case in which Exxon Mobil Corp. is trying to stop Massachusetts’s demand for documents from it in a climate change investigation. The announcement in the case, Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Healey, came without explanation, as is the court’s usual practice. Four of the high court’s nine judges would have had to vote in favor of taking the case for it to be put in the docket. Exxon Mobil, the nation’s largest oil company by production volume, wanted the court to stop Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey (D) from compelling it to produce decades of records about how it has dealt with [...]

January 7th, 2019|

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|