News & Events

House Passes Jobs Bill to Spur Economy Amid Pandemic

Faced with an economy buffeted by COVID-19 State Representative James Murphy joined Speaker DeLeo and their colleagues in the House to pass a bill to give a shot in the arm to the state’s economy by legalizing sports gaming, facilitating housing development and providing more than $450 million in state funding to spur growth.

Remarks on the Floor of the House by Rep. James Murphy

With the passage of this bill today, we will ensure that those who are disabled and vulnerable are given the added protections that are essential and deserving. This is particularly important for individuals who have an urgent need for specialized help. Whether someone is trying to get care for themselves, or for a family member, it is imperative that we make sure all people have the information and access they need to make an informed AND safe decision.

Representative James M. Murphy Announces Cyber Security Grant

Representative James M. Murphy (D-Weymouth) is pleased to announce that the town of Weymouth has been awarded state funding for a Cybersecurity Awareness grant. Weymouth will receive approximately $3,000 for 535 employees to be able to better detect and defend against cyber threats.

House Approves Budget Amendment for Firefighter Cancer Screenings

Representative James Murphy sponsored an amendment that will provide critical funding toward cancer screenings for firefighters. Working closely with the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts, the legislature identified an urgent need to help address the troubling trend between cancer rates and firefighters.

Weymouth to Receive over $1 Million for Infrastructure Improvements

Representative James Murphy (D) of Weymouth is pleased to announce the State Legislature has approved funding to support the completion of road, bridge and infrastructure projects throughout the Commonwealth. Weymouth will receive $1,160,332 in Chapter 90 funding for the fiscal year 2019 after House Bill No. 4367 was passed on Thursday.