Denise Provost

State representative, Somerville

Stories by Denise Provost

The case for paid family leave and a boost in minimum wage

The case for paid family leave and a boost in minimum wage

25 years after federal leave law passed, it's time for Massachusetts to step up

25 YEARS AGO, on February 5, 1993, President Clinton signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which allows certain workers to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to deal with a serious health condition, have a baby, bond with a newborn or adopted child, or take care of a seriously(...)

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On immigration, Baker follows Trump playbook

On immigration, Baker follows Trump playbook

Governor’s legislation is likely unconstitutional

ON JULY 24, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in the case of Lunn v. Commonwealth, holding that Massachusetts law enforcement officers lack authority to hold individuals on the sole strength of a federal immigration detainer. In response, Gov. Charlie Baker filed legislation to allow Massachusetts law enforcement officers to detain targets of(...)

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Provost: Six steps for GLX

Provost: Six steps for GLX

Rep ticks off problems with Green Line project

ON DECEMBER 10, 2016, I was invited to give a presentation as part of a program titled “Reviving Federal Investment in Public Transit: Build Subways, not Submarines.” The program, held at MIT’s Stata Center, was expected to draw 50 -75 people; 125 from around the region attended, and an overflow room with a video screen(...)

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