Tuesday, April 9, 2013
State Rep. Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth announced his endorsement of former U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan for U.S. Senate.
Rep. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, has announced his endorsement of Mike Sullivan for U.S. Senate, according to Sullivan's campaign. "I first met Mike fifteen years ago, when he approached me and asked me to run for State Representative," deMacedo said in a release. "Over the last fifteen years I have had the opportunity to watch Mike as a State Representative, District Attorney, U.S. Attorney, the Acting Director of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and now as a Candidate for the United States Senate. In every part of his public and private life I have seen him act with integrity and common sense. He is the only candidate in this race that can bridge the divide to find common ground to solve the nation's problems. Mike is …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Senate President Therese Murray and Rep. Vinny deMacedo wore red to support awareness among women about heart disease.
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Tuesday, February 19
Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, first row, center, and Representative Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, second row, seventh from right, pose with their fellow legislators in support of Go Red for Women Feb. 6 at the Massachusetts State House. Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s campaign to raise awareness among women about heart disease, which kills one woman a minute. More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer combined. Unfortunately, the killer isn’t as easy to see. Heart disease is often silent, hidden and misunderstood. The event featured remarks by Senator and Representative, co-chairs of the Caucus of Women Legislators, Senator Candaras (D-Wilbraham) and Representative Balser (D-Newton). Senate…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
House Republicans are recommending new rules to govern the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Calling it "an ongoing attempt to stimulate an open and accountable state government," House Republicans are proposing a new set of rules and regulations to govern the House of Representatives during the current session. Rep. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, announced that he has joined the entire House Republican Caucus in the proposal. "It is incumbent up on the members of the legislature to call for a more open and transparent government," deMacedo said in a release. "We believe these measures will go a long way toward that end." Highlights of the House Republican Caucus’ proposal include: "The citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts deserve a legislative body that maintains a high standard of openness and accountability," House …
Friday, January 11, 2013
DeMacedo anticipates a busy legislative agenda in the new year, focusing on economic recovery, fiscal responsibility, and governmental accountability.
Friday, January 11
From a release from Rep. deMacedo's office Representative Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, was recently re-appointed to serve a sixth term as the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Ways and Means by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr., R-North Reading. The appointment was ratified by the Republican Caucus. “I’m again honored by the faith and trust that Minority Leader Brad Jones has placed in me as being the leading advocate for the Republican caucus on the House Committee on Ways and Means,” deMacedo said. “I take this responsibility very seriously and am committed to working closely with my fellow committee members to maintain fiscal discipline in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.” While Representative deMacedo anticipates a…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The candidates, incumbents, and issues that will be affecting Plymouth and Southeastern Massachusetts.
Plymouth Patch is devoted to bring you the information you need about every race in Plymouth Polling locations: To find polling locations and precincts, click here State: Therese Murray (D), Tom Keyes (R): Mass. Senate Plymouth-Barnstable District Senate President Therese Murray of Plymouth has represented the Plymouth-Barnstable since 1993. Murray became Senate President in 2007. Murray faces Republican challenger Tom Keyes of Sandwich for the second race in a row. Keyes has served on the Sandwich Economic Development Committee, the Sandwich Board of Selectmen, and the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates. In 2010, Murray defeated Keyes by 3,600 votes, or four percentage points. Vinny deMacedo (R), Mass. House, (unopposed): First …
Friday, October 19, 2012
State Rep. Vinny deMacedo has joined a growing list of politicians, health care professionals, and religious leaders speaking out against Question 2, which would legalize doctor-assisted suicide in Massachusetts.
Rep. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, said he opposes Massachusetts ballot Question 2, which if passed would legalize physician-assisted suicide in the Commonwealth, Jan. 1, 2013. "I think it’s a slipperly slope," deMacedo said Thursday. He listed several concerns about the language of the bill, which does not require a patient to consult with a doctor, or for the doctor to be present when taking the lethal prescription. "I’m concerned, that in this society that if we start sanctioning this, people with six-months to live will choose to end their lives, but doctors admit they can't accurately predict life expectancy," deMacedo said. "It could be six months, it could be a year, it could be two years." Question 2, called by supporters the "Death …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
State Rep. Vinny deMacedo expresses his support for friend and former colleague Scott Brown.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Dear Editor: I wanted to take this opportunity to express my support for my friend and former State House colleague, U.S. Senator Scott Brown, in his bid for reelection on Tuesday, November 6. I had the privilege of working with Scott for 11 years in the Massachusetts state legislature where he was recognized as a tireless advocate for taxpayers, small businesses, crime victims, veterans, and our military. Since being elected to the U.S. Senate in January 2010, Senator Brown has been an independent voice for Massachusetts, and he has been rated the least partisan U.S. Senator. During the past more than 2 1/2 years, he has worked to support and promote legislation to get our economy moving again. Senator Brown is committed to opposing …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent on trash cans, bike racks, benches and fencing that isn’t being used, instead it sits in an MBTA storage lot in Charlestown.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Senate President Therese Murray and Representatives Thomas Calter and Vinny deMacedo say Entergy's move to lock-out workers "serves only to undermine the security of the plant."
Plymouth legislators are decrying Entergy's decision to lock-out union workers today after the two sides failed to come to an agreement on a new contract last night. Monday at midnight was the end of the 10-day extension the two sides had agreed upon to negotiate a new contract. The previous four-year contract ended May 25. Last night Entergy escorted union workers from Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, according to accounts on both sides. Today, members of UWUA Local 369 are picketing outside the plant. Senate President Therese Murray, D-Plymouth, and state representatives Tom Calter, D-Kingston, and Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth issued a joint statement today regarding Entergy's move. "It is extremely disappointing to learn that Entergy has …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
State Rep. Vinny deMacedo visited a local institution to celebrate National Small Business Week.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
In an ongoing commitment to small businesses in Massachusetts, state Rep. Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth, joined his colleagues in promoting "On Main Street," an event honoring National Small Business Week. "It is important that we support our local small business owners," deMacedo said. "Small businesses in cities and towns across the Commonwealth are our real job creators." The Plymouth Republican visited P.J. O’Hanley, one of Massachusetts’ nearly 585,000 entrepreneurs and small business owners, the owner of the Water Street Café to thank him for his important contributions to the Commonwealth’s economy and to promote this summer’s movement to shop small and local. --From State Rep. Vinny deMacedo's office