Home birthing options limited due to lack of midwife licensing; This bill could change that
MassLive - March 31, 2023
Several pieces of legislation filed on Beacon Hill this session could rectify that licensure gap, creating a board of registration in midwifery that would standardize a process for issuing, renewing or revoking licenses.
Keller @ Large: Healey's proposed tax cuts aim to keep people from leaving Massachusetts
CBS News - March 29, 2023
"I'm particularly intrigued by the fact that at least some national tax policy experts say there's no connection between tax rates on capital gains and economic growth," said a skeptical Sen. Becca Rausch (D-Needham).
Maura Healey finds resistance to tax cut proposal among lawmakers, advocates
Boston Herald - March 29, 2023
If the state’s Democratic governor thought her proposal to cut taxes would be met with welcome arms during a hearing before the equally liberal Massachusetts Legislature, lawmakers and advocates surely disabused her of that notion this week.
Should Massachusetts legalize teachers’ strikes?
Commonwealth Magazine - March 28, 2023
CommonWealth’s Jennifer Smith talks through the case for and cost of strikes with bill sponsor Sen. Becca Rausch and Tom Scott, Executive Director of Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents.
Saving the lives of Mass. moms: These three bills focus on pregnancy, postpartum care gaps
Cape Cod Times - March 24, 2023
In Feb. 2023, “An act promoting access to midwifery care and out of hospital birth options,” (HD 2209/SD1457) sponsored by Rep. Kay Khan and Rep. Brandy Fluker Oakley in the House and Sen. Becca Rausch in the Senate.
Beacon Hill Roll Call: March 13 to March 17, 2023
Transportation Electrification Bills That Matter In Massachusetts
Green Energy Consumer Alliance - March 22, 2023
School bus electrification: Senator Creem’s Act promoting access to zero-emission school buses (Bill S.2099) and Senator Rausch’s An Act establishing a zero-emission school buses grant program (Bill S.2288) both of which direct the state to set up programs to help accelerate electric school bus adoption.