I am the Democratic State Representative for the 27th Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

In the House of Representatives, I advocate for: 

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Latest News

In support of H.456 An Act establishing an educational mandate task force
Joint Committee on Education May 18, 2015

In support of H.423 An Act enhancing the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students
Joint Committee on Education May 19, 2015

In support of H.422/S.336 An Act to establish the state seal of biliteracy
Joint Committee on Education May 20, 2015

In support of H.379 An Act relative to comprehensive sexual abuse prevention education
Joint Committee on Education June 1, 2015

In support of H.448 An Act relative to healthy youth
Joint Committee on Education June 1, 2015

In support of S.318 An Act to promote quality physical education
Joint Committee on Education June 1, 2015

Letter to Confe Testimony to Raise Cap on Net Metering
Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy 6/2/2015

Efficiency Investment Plan
Letter to EEAC 5/28/2015

Letter to the Editor on TPP Agreement
Boston Globe 5/25/2015

Hazardous Chemical Transport
Letter to EPA 5/21/2015

Testimony against MBTA "Reform" Plan
Joint Committee on Transportation 5/11/2015

Letter to the Editor on TPP Agreement
Boston Globe 5/10/2015

Air Pollution and Human Health
State House Briefing 3/5/2015

"Fresh Air Bill" passed
Press Release 1/22/2015

"Mystic River Water Quality Commission" bill passed
Press Release 1/20/2015

Breast Density Notification Statute
Board of Registration in Medicine 1/22/2015

Breast Density Notification Statute
Department of Public Health 1/20/2015

Poet laureate bill should be passed — with funding
Boston Globe 12/15/2014

Bill would create first official Massachusetts poet laureate
Boston Globe 12/5/2014

Comments on MBTA Petition to delay GLX
Letter to MassDOT 10/6/2014

Representative Denise Provost endorsed as Environmental Champion
Press Release 9/30/2014

Wellington Bridge Underpass Ribbin-Cutting October 6, 2014

Denise Provost to be keynote speaker at Mystic River Watershed Association annual meeting

MassCEC Announces $305,000 for Clean Energy Business Incubators, Over One-Third Coming to Somerville
Press Release 9/25/2014

Somerville Residential Exemption
Press Release 8/25/2014

Action Items for Residents and Municipalities to Protect the Mystic River
Mystic River Watershed Association July 2014

Representative Provost and Senator Jehlen Announce Passage of Breast Density Notification Bill
Somerville News Weekly 6/24/14

Black Swallow-wort might be in your yard
Thanks to Laura De La Torre Bueno for producing this flyer on an extremely invasive plant now found all over Somerville

Somerville Fossil Fuel Testimony
Letter to Board of Aldermen 3/13/2014

Transatlantic collaboration, innovation leads to green energy initiatives
Boston.com 3/4/2014

Who cares about climate change?
Somerville Times 2/12/2014

In Britain, climate 'debate' means something else
Boston Globe 2/8/2014

My vote on the motion to expel Carlos Henriquez
Somerville Stateside Newsletter February 2014

State lawmaker seeks info to help address rise in homeless students
Boston Globe 10/25/2013

Interview on Health Impact Assessments
New Public Health 9/24/2013

City breaks ground on new stretch of community Path
Somerville Patch 6/20/2013

Immigration Reform Press Conference
Press Release 5/10/2013

Proposal Would Create 'Third World Transportation System'
Somerville Patch 4/8/2013

Safety Impacts of Ethanol Transportation by Rail
Comments on draft report 3/22/2013

Three bills aim to bar 'fracking'
MetroWest Daily News 2/18/2013

The case for the Community Preservation Act
Somerville News 10/17/2012

New fiscal year, same local aid
Somerville News 7/5/2012

Lyrical Somerville
Somerville News 7/4/2012

Mass. Senate begins economic development bill vetting
Boston Globe 7/3/2012

Walmart abandons Somerville, Watertown plans
Boston Globe 6/15/2012

Sides staked out for 'adult conversation' about transportation funding
Boston Herald 6/12/2012

ESCS rebuilding efforts recognized
Somerville News 5/30/2012

House whisks jobs bill through to Senate
Boston Herald 5/23/2012

Residents debate feasibility of a Walmart store in Somerville
Somerville Journal 5/22/2012

Somerville group hears warnings from Walmart employee
Boston Globe 5/22/2012

Paid sick leave bill could save Mass. employers money
Milford Daily News 5/21/2012

Legislators gather in Watertown to rally for Human Service Providers
Watertown Patch 5/21/2012

Bay State lags in business subsidy successes
Boston Herald 5/18/2012

Position Statement on "Secure Communities"
Press Release 5/16/2012

More funding for Head Start
Boston Globe 5/3/2012

MassCOSH fallen workers event
MetroWest Daily News 4/27/2012

8 Reasons to Vote against Iran Divestment

Mental Health Panel endorses "Fresh Air" Bill
Boston Globe 3/8/2012

No recommendation for Somerville Charter School
DOE Press Release 2/16/2012

It Can Wait' hits close to home
Somerville News 2/9/2012

CM/GC GLX Update

Somerville Officials to Urge Teens: Don't Text & Drive
Somerville Patch 2/3/2012

Legislators See How Research Grows the Economy
UMass Lowell 2/3/2012

Massachusetts Film Tax Credit
Somerville News 1/28/2012

Call to End Corporate Political Spending
Citizens United 1/20/2012

MBTA Finances
Press Release January 2012

Letter to the Editor: Charter School
Somerville News 1/11/2012

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