Policy & Priorities

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Education 

As an educator, Steve understands first-hand the importance of investing in public education.  Steve played a vital role in ensuring the passage of the historic Student Opportunity Act, which will bring an additional $1.5 billion into our public education system.

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Social Justice & Equity

Steve recognizes that communities of color have been deprived of the same rights and opportunities that others enjoy for too long. He recently sponsored an Act to End Hair Discrimination, inspired by the courageous advocacy of Mya and Deanna Cook of Malden. 

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Healthcare

Healthcare is a basic right and not a luxury. Everyone across the Commonwealth should have adequate access to basic healthcare. Steve supports expanding access for working families, seniors, and those that need help the most while ensuring equal access to healthcare for all.

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Sustainability & Environment

Steve believes every member of our community deserves to breath clean air, and have access to clean energy. He helped to secure over $1 billion for Community Climate Resiliency Projects to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the new Greenworks fund. 

Transportation & Infrastructure

Steven believes all Maldonians should be able to safely and easily get to work each day. He has secured funding to  improve traffic safety In Malden, including traffic calming and intersection improvement projects on the Fellsway, Washington and Winter Streets, and fought to improve public transportation infrastructure in Malden.

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Voting & Elections

Steve has continuously fought for legislation that would ensure every citizen has the right to vote and more importantly, has access to local, state, and federal elections. He has been a strong supporter of expanding language access and filed bills that would remove barriers faced by non-native English speakers throughout the election process.  

Housing

It has been one of Steve's priorities to expand access to quality public housing as well as fight for rental assistance opportunities for low-income citizens. Steve has secured state funds and grants for community organizations focused on providing temporary housing, legal and rental assistance for families and individuals in need. 

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Economic Development

Steve has fought to fund many local economic initiatives from job training programs to operations grants for local non-profits which work to create opportunities for all Malden residents. Throughout COVID-19, Steve worked with the City of Malden to ensure our businesses have the resources they need as well as provide resources for small business grant applications.

Community Outreach

People over politics is Steve's motto. He prides himself on his office's accessibility and responsiveness to all constituents. Steve works each day to ensure that every member of our community feels welcome to ask questions, express their opinions, and feel at home here. During the first year of the pandemic, Steve's team handled over 1000 cases related to unemployment, housing assistance, and other local issues from Malden residents.

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Education 

As an educator, Steve understands first-hand the importance of  investing in public education.  Steve played a vital role in ensuring the passage of the historic Student Opportunity Act, which will bring an additional $1.5 billion into our public education system.

 

 

He also:

  • Sponsored legislation to add a school committee member to the Board of Education

  • Sponsored legislation to mitigate the fiscal impact of charter schools on public schools

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Environment & Sustainability

Steve believes every member of our community deserves to breath clean air, and have access to clean energy. He helped to secure over $1 billion for Community Climate Resiliency Projects to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the new Greenworks fund. 

 

 

He also:

  • Cosponsored legislation to address inequities in the placement of highways, powerplants and airports

  • Consponsored legislation to ensure access to clean, safe drinking water in all schools 

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Parks &

Open Space

Steve knows that park and open space are critical for the wellbeing of Malden's working families. He has secured funding for many parks and open space proposals throughout Malden, including Trafton Park and grants to support youth programs. He has also been a consistent advocate for  the Bike to the Sea trail.

 

He also:

  • Cosponsored legislation to further preserve publicly-owned green spaces

  • Continues to advocate for better crossing signals to improve safety and access to our parks

Economic
Development

Steve has fought to fund many local economic initiatives from job training programs to operations grants to local non-profits which work to create opportunity for all Malden residents. He's also worked with the City of Malden to ensure our businesses have the resources they need during COVID-19.

 

He also:

  • Cosponsored legislation to establish a MassMade program to identify, connect and support local businesses.

  • Cosponsored legislation to give Gateway cities like Malden priority access to technical assistance to promote economic opportunity zones.

Transportation & Traffic

Steven believes all Maldonians should be able to safely and easily get to work each day. He has secured funding to  improve traffic safety In Malden, including traffic calming and intersection improvement projects on the Fellsway, Washington and Winter Streets, and fought to improve public transportation infrastructure in Malden.

 

He also:

  • Consponsored legislation to provide supplemental funding for public transportation infrastructure during COVID-19

  • Cosponsored legislation to ensure safety, efficiency and accountability in transportation projects through state inspections

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Community
Outreach

People over politics is Steve's motto. He prides himself on his office's  accessibility and responsiveness to all  constituents. Steve works each day to ensure that every member of our community feels welcome to ask questions, express their opinions, and feel at home here.

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Racial Justice 

Steve recognizes that communities of color have been deprived of the same rights and opportunities that others enjoy for too long. He recently sponsored an Act to End Hair Discrimination, inspired by the courageous advocacy of Mya and Deanna Cook of Malden. 
 

He also:

  • Sponsored legislation to create a special commission to address generational poverty

  • Cosponsored legislation to ensure safety, efficiency and accountability in transportation projects through state inspections

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