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Legislature, Governor Act to Reduce Burden on Boating Community

By |January 17th, 2019|Front Page News, News|

BOSTON- The State Legislature recently enacted legislation aimed to curb the rising cost of leases for boating clubs in the Commonwealth. Following years of back and forth between boating-club members and the Department of Conservation about the appropriate price of a lease, the Commonwealth stepped in to cap the rising costs at 3% a year. [...]

Senator Collins Nominates Michael Hurley for Senate Clerk

By |January 10th, 2019|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

South Boston Native Sworn-In as Senate’s Chief Parliamentarian BOSTON- As the 191st General Court was officially sworn in for the 2019-2020 session on Beacon Hill last week, State Senator Nick Collins (D- Boston) stood to recognize the achievements of a neighbor and colleague, Michael Hurley, and to nominate him for the post of Clerk of [...]

COLLINS PRESIDES OVER SENATE SESSION

By |November 5th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

Signs supplemental budget, civics education bill, and adjourns in memory of victims in Pittsburgh   BOSTON- State Senator Nick Collins brought the Senate to order this week, gaveling in and presiding over a session that included the passage of  major statewide policy legislation, including a civics education bill, a supplemental spending plan with an emphasis [...]

My First 100 Days in the State Senate

By |August 31st, 2018|Front Page News, News, Uncategorized|

I want to take this opportunity to share with you the important work we were able to accomplish for South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park this year in the Legislature. I am proud to have been elected to serve you in my new role as State Senator, and will continue to fight for what [...]

SENATOR COLLINS SUPPORTS CLEAN ENERGY BILL

By |June 26th, 2018|Front Page News, News Article|

Votes to Secure Fair Access to Solar for Communities with Health Disparities BOSTON- Recently, State Senator Nick Collins and the Massachusetts State Senate passed An Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future. The legislation sets short and long term goals for renewable energy standards, greenhouse gas emission reductions, job creation in the green-energy economy, and real [...]

Senator Collins Secures Funds for Boston Courthouses, Libraries, Fire & Police Stations

By |June 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|

BOSTON- Thursday, State Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to finalize a long term investment bond bill geared towards public facilities. The infrastructure bill reflects a commitment to investing in important public facilities across the Commonwealth. Senator Collins successfully advocated for nearly $60 million in investments to the South Boston, Dorchester, [...]

Senator Collins Allocates Funds for UMass Boston Nursing Program

By |June 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Workforce Diversity Investments Included in Major Life Sciences Bond Bill BOSTON – On Thursday, Senator Nick Collins joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts State Senate to pass a bill that extends state investments in the life sciences and biotechnology industry in Massachusetts, catalyzing thousands of jobs across the state. The legislation includes a provision to [...]

Collins Files Legislation for Minority Contractors

By |April 26th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

State representative files legislation for minority contractors Collins continues the work he started with Forry towards equity in development projects Bay State Banner, Karen Morales | 4/25/2018, 1 p.m. State Rep. Nick Collins has filed an amendment to the House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means budget proposal that would require all state agencies [...]

Dorchester Reporter Endorses Nick Collins for State Senate

By |April 20th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

This editorial originally appeared in the Dorchester Reporter on April 19th, 2018: Over her 14 years as a candidate for state offices, this newspaper never endorsed former State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry in this space for one simple reason: She’s my wife. An endorsement would have been awkward and wildly inappropriate, and we went to great pains [...]

City Council President Andrea Campbell Endorses Nick Collins for Senate

By |April 12th, 2018|Front Page News, News|

City’s first African-American female council president cites Collins’ record on equality, housing, transportation BOSTON, Mass., April 10, 2018 – City Council President Andrea Campbell has endorsed Nick Collins in the race for senator of the First Suffolk District. “Nick Collins has a firm grasp on the needs of our district, our city and our state,” said [...]