Senator Rush is a member of the Massachusetts Senate, representing the Norfolk and Suffolk district. This website will provide you with the latest news and information from the district and the State House.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:56 PM

Senator Rush Votes for Comprehensive Welfare Legislation

BOSTON – On Thursday June 20, the Senate passed legislation that makes necessary improvements to the welfare system, closing loopholes and implementing the tools and resources needed to help recipients reach economic independence, Senator Mike Rush
(D-West Roxbury) announced.

“I am pleased that the Massachusetts Senate has passed a comprehensive piece of welfare reform legislation focused on the issue of EBT fraud,” said State Senator Mike
Rush (D-Norfolk & Suffolk District). “I look forward to working with my House colleagues to send to the Governor a piece of legislation that will bring integrity back to a system and
where assistance to our most vulnerable is kept in place.”

Under this legislation, applicants are required to search for a job before they receive cash assistance, replacing the current regulations that provide recipients with a 60-day window after they start receiving benefits before they are required to look for a job. This bill also creates a job diversion program through DTA and the Commonwealth Corporation to connect able-bodied individuals with full-time jobs before they start receiving benefits.  Please click on this link for additional information.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:03 PM

Senator Rush Partcipates in Dedham's Flag Day Parade

Every year Dedham Residents gather to watch Dedham’s Flag Day Parade. Senator Rush was pleased to join Congressman Lynch, Representative McMurtry and the entire town of Dedham, as they celebrated their 46th Annual Flag Day Parade on Friday June 14. The residents of Dedham were showing their pride, patriotism and love of country, it was a great way to kick off summer weekends!


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 3:27 PM

Senator Rush Congratulates SPC Mackie


On June 3, 13 Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard service members received military commendations for their service during the Boston Marathon. The Massachusetts National Guard responded to the Boston Marathon attacks with nearly 1,300 Soldiers and Airmen. More than 12 Massachusetts Guard units and their Headquarters deployed in the Marathon attack response.

Senator Rush had the opportunity to congratulate a
constituent of West Roxbury, SPC Mackie. Thank you all for your continued service.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013 11:40 AM

Senator Rush Recognized by the DAV

Senator Rush was recently named a "Hero Among us 2013" recipient. This award is presented annually by the Disabled American Veterans of Massachusetts. This year's award recipients were three individuals who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan with
distinction and honor


Monday, April 29, 2013 4:01 PM

Rush and McMurtry Participate in Student Government Day

Senator Mike Rush, and Representative Paul McMurtry, recently welcomed students from Dedham and Westwood High School into the State House for Student Government Day. Students from around the Commonwealth were selected to represent their high school as elected officials for the 66th annual Student Government Day at the State House.

In 1947, the Massachusetts Legislature enacted a program called Student Government Day (originally Good Government Day) This is an informative program provides high school students with an opportunity to get a hands on perspective on the legislative process and what it’s like to be an elected official.


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