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Aaron’s 2016 video debut

I debuted my first video of the 2016 campaign season before a crowd of supporters at my kickoff. Every day, I'm proud to get to serve Holyoke as your state representative. I hope you like the video and will share it with your friends and family.

By |April 25th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aaron’s 2016 video debut

Rep. Vega’s Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Amendments 2017

This past week, the House Ways & Means Committee released their budget proposal. My colleagues and I have submitted over 1,000 amendments. As we look to the Fiscal year 2017 budget, some of the highlights that I support and that more directly impact Holyoke are: $36.2 million increase in the pay rates of human service [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Rep. Vega’s Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Amendments 2017

Getting the timeline right

A recent Boston Globe article (“Holyoke aims for long-term revival”) about Holyoke was complimentary but shortsighted. Let me be clear: I support the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center and am proud that it is here in Holyoke. Its very existence is an indicator of Holyoke’s unique attributes, including its location and access to affordable [...]

By |April 8th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Getting the timeline right

Rep. Vega seeks boost in local school aid

TO: Media List FROM: The Committee to Elect Aaron Vega DATE: Tuesday, March 22 RE: State Representative Aaron Vega to hold re-election announcement event on Wednesday, February 17 CONTACT: Kristen Beam, Deputy Campaign Manager, kristen@aaronvega.org or 413-210-8413 STATE HOUSE – Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Fifth Hampden) is joining a broad coalition of lawmakers seeking an increase [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Rep. Vega seeks boost in local school aid

February Legislative Update

One of the most gratifying aspects of this job is to see programs and legislation that I advocated for in Boston directly impact the lives of my constituents here in Holyoke. Just this past week, I had three such opportunities. Each one underscored for me why I love this job. Union training program builds [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on February Legislative Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aaron Vega announces reelection campaign

TO: Media List FROM: The Committee to Elect Aaron Vega DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 RE: Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega announces reelection campaign at Heritage State Park CONTACT: Kristen Beam, Deputy Campaign Manager, kristen@aaronvega.org In front of a crowd of supporters at Holyoke’s Heritage State Park this morning, Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega announced his intention to run [...]

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Holyoke-Area Lawmakers to Hold Joint Office Hours

For more information contact Aaron Vega or Pat Duffy   413-650-2727 Staff from the offices of Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congressman Richard Neal, and State Senator Donald Humason will join State Representative Aaron Vega in public office hours on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Holyoke Public Library at 250 Chestnut Street in the Group Study Room [...]

By |May 1st, 2014|Press Releases|Comments Off on Holyoke-Area Lawmakers to Hold Joint Office Hours

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 [...]

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