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Welcome! As you navigate this page, you will have the opportunity to learn more about me, as well as the issues that affect the Worcester & Middlesex State Senate District. This district that I am so proud to serve includes the cities and towns of: Berlin, Bolton, Precincts 1&2 of Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Sterling, Townsend, and Westminster.

I have made a commitment to advocate for and protect your interests and those throughout my district. Some key issues include: economic recovery, substance abuse, transportation, education, mental health, public safety, elder affairs, and protecting our environment. We are always faced with many difficulties, but I will ensure that these interests remain a priority.

Despite fiscal challenges, I am as determined as ever to make decisions that will create positive changes that are in the best interest of my constituency. I will continue to strongly advocate for North Central Massachusetts, so that our communities are an even better place to live, work, and learn! I look forward to hearing from you about the issues that concern you and your family. Please feel free to contact me anytime at 978-466-8605 or info@jenflanagan.com.

Respectfully,
Jen

Senate Passes Public Records Reform Bill

Boston-Today the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed legislation reforming how the state handles public records. The legislation, originally sponsored by Senator Jason Lewis, is the first update to the public records law since the early 1970s.

"It certainly was time for us to implement a reform that would make it easier for residents, agencies, media, etc. to access public records," said Senator Flanagan (D-Leominster). "I feel confident that we are now reflecting how record keeping should be done in the 21st century, and I hope citizens of the Commonwealth have a much easier and enjoyable experience when obtaining needed records."

The legislation will reduce costs for records requestors and ensure timely compliance with public records requests. The bill also brings Massachusetts in line with 47 other states and the federal government in allowing attorney's fees to be awarded to plaintiffs who are victorious in court when denied records. The bill requires attorney fees to be awarded, except in certain defined situations.

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