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House Approves Transportation Bond Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Aaron Vega or Pat Duffy 413-650-2727 Legislature Sends Transportation Bond Bill to Governor Reaffirms Commitment to Investing in Local Aid and Sustainable Transportation (BOSTON) – State Representative Aaron Vega (D – 5th Hampden) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature today to enact a $12.766 billion transportation finance bill to bolster [...]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on House Approves Transportation Bond Bill

House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

Legislation strengthens 2012 VALOR Act and enhances commitment to Commonwealth’s veterans (BOSTON) – Representative Aaron Vega (D – Fifth Hampden) joined his colleagues in the Legislature to pass the VALOR Act II which builds upon existing legislation to expand opportunities and services for military personnel, veterans and their families. “I’m proud to continue supporting our veterans,” said [...]

By |April 1st, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on House, Senate Pass VALOR Act II

63rd St. Patrick’s Parade: Another great day to be in Holyoke

Despite a cooler day, the 63rd Holyoke St. Patrick's  Parade was another great day in Holyoke. Joined by my colleagues: Rep. Paul Mark; Rep. Angelo Puppolo; Rep. Tom Conroy; Rep. Brian Ashe; Hampshire Register of Deeds Mary Olberding; and Mike Lake, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, we joined the thousands of marchers and tens of thousands [...]

By |March 24th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on 63rd St. Patrick’s Parade: Another great day to be in Holyoke

Representative Aaron Vega announces Civil War Preservation Grant

Rep. Aaron Vega (D – 5th Hampden) announces the availability of matching funds for the preservation of historic objects, sites, and document collections that are significant to the history of the Civil War. The Massachusetts Sesquicentennial Commission of the Civil War is accepting applications until April 1, 2014. “As I continue my work to support our Veterans [...]

By |March 6th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Representative Aaron Vega announces Civil War Preservation Grant

Let’s close the earnings gap

Today we continue to address income inequality. Here in the Commonwealth, a woman's median income is on average 81% of a man's. Though the income gap has closed since 1997, there is still work to be done. I have supported the Women's Legislative Caucus and their advocacy for pay equality and will continue to be [...]

By |February 27th, 2014|General|Comments Off on Let’s close the earnings gap

State Rep. Vega will run again

Photo Credit: JeffreyB HOLYOKE – Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega, in front of a crowd of supporters and media at Heritage State Park, announced his intention to run for re-election Thursday. Rep. Vega began his remarks with a nod to the sunny weather, a welcome break from weeks of frigid temperatures. Incumbent [...]

By |February 20th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on State Rep. Vega will run again

House Passes Supplementary Budget, Freezes Unemployment Insurance Rate

Legislation Highlights Commitment to Providing for Neediest Citizens while Aiding Businesses and Municipalities BOSTON – State Representative Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass legislation that, for the fifth consecutive year, freezes a scheduled increase in the unemployment insurance (UI) assessment paid by all employers. The bill also [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on House Passes Supplementary Budget, Freezes Unemployment Insurance Rate

Governor announces education grants; Holyoke receives $195,000

On Friday, Governor Deval Patrick announced additional funding to support early career education and intensive English Language instruction for students in Gateway Cities as part of the Administration’s Gateway Cities Education Agenda. This funding will further the Patrick Administration’s efforts to close persistent achievement gaps and build a 21st century public education system that prepares [...]

By |February 18th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Governor announces education grants; Holyoke receives $195,000

State Rep. Vega to announce re-election campaign

HOLYOKE - Fifth Hampden State Rep. Aaron Vega will hold a press conference on Thursday, February 20, to announce his re-election campaign plans. The event will be at 10 a.m. at Heritage State Park, where two years ago Vega launched his first campaign for the Fifth Hampden Seat. "I've enjoyed my first legislative session serving [...]

By |February 3rd, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on State Rep. Vega to announce re-election campaign

Open Office hours at Senior Center and Library

Come sit down with your State Representative at his open office hours. The second Monday of the every month, Aaron Vega will be holding office hours at the following times and locations: 11:30 - 12:30 Holyoke Senior Center, 575 Beech Street 4:30 - 6 p.m. Holyoke Public Library, 3rd floor, 250 Chestnut Street Aaron's staff [...]

By |January 29th, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Open Office hours at Senior Center and Library