• August 3 2018,  Malden

    Massachusetts Legislature passes $2.4 billion Environmental Bond Bill

    Representative Steven Ultrino joined his colleagues in the Legislature who voted on July 30 to enact a $2.4 Billion Environmental Bond Bill focused on improving climate change resiliency and adaptation, enhancing environmental and natural resource protection, and investing in parks and recreational assets. This legislation ensures that Massachusetts can continue to plan for global warming and a changing climate, including along vulnerable coastlines. “It is important to invest money and resources into preserving our environment, which is why I was so happy to support this bill. The funds allocated in this legislation will help improve infrastructure, conservation efforts, and restoration programs,” said Representative Ultrino. “Climate change is a real and…

  • June 8 2018,  Malden

    House passes legislation to support & honor military veterans

    Rep. Ultrino welcomes Irish vets to State House   Representative Steven Ultrino (D-Malden) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass legislation to support the state’s veterans and military families, including an important provision to make more veterans eligible for property tax exemptions by relaxing the residency requirements. This bill builds upon the Commonwealth’s legacy as a national leader for the number of programs and services it offers to military personnel, veterans and their families. “I am immensely proud that Massachusetts ranks first in the nation when it comes to military-benefit programs and services,” House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo said. “This legislation sends a message to our heroes…

  • June 1 2018,  Malden

    Ultrino honored at 2018 Triangle, Inc. celebration

    The Malden-based disability and inclusion organization Triangle, Inc., honored Representative Steve Ultrino (D-Malden) and other community leaders for their dedication and commitment to advocating for people with disabilities. Representative Ultrino was awarded the Public Servant of the Year Award. The honor is bestowed upon elected officials who demonstrate their commitment to the disability community through advocacy on Beacon Hill and dedication to inclusion in their home districts. “I’m honored to receive this award, and to work with Triangle and other disability advocates to ensure that people of every ability can lead fulfilling lives,” said Representative Ultrino. “Organizations like Triangle have changed so many lives, and I’m proud to support those…

  • Malden,  May 4 2018

    House passes balanced budget with focus on local aid, helping people

    Prioritizes initiatives to strengthen the economy, support vulnerable residents   BOSTON – Representative Steven Ultrino joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass its FY19 budget, which makes investments in programs and services across the Commonwealth. Funded at $41.064 billion, the House budget maintains funding for key programs amidst a fragile revenue picture and uncertainty in Washington. The House budget includes no new broad-based taxes and projects an $88 million deposit into the Stabilization Fund. The budget now goes to the Senate. “This is a fiscally-sound budget that addresses key House priorities and sets the standard for supporting those facing adversity,” said House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo…

  • Malden,  March 9 2018

    Political Announcement: State Rep. Ultrino to seek third term

    Political Announcement: State Rep. Ultrino to seek third term   State Representative Steve Ultrino (D–Malden) is running for reelection this year, seeking a third term representing the 33rd Middlesex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. “I first ran for State Representative to fight for our city and to be a champion for our community,” said Representative Ultrino. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished, but there is still more work to be done. That’s why I’m running for reelection, and why I’m committed to serving all of Malden’s residents.” This legislative session Representative Ultrino secured millions of dollars for Malden in the form of grants, earmarks and state aid. Some of…

  • February 9 2018,  Malden

    Ultrino, House Pass Alzheimer’s and Dementia Legislation

    Bill will coordinate state efforts to address Alzheimer’s disease and aid patients and families grappling with related dementias   BOSTON – Representative Steve Ultrino (D – Malden) joined his colleagues in the House to pass legislation which establishes an Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Council. The bill also requires the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to conduct an assessment on existing state efforts and implement a state plan to address the disease. There are currently 120,000 individuals in Massachusetts with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, and experts predict the prevalence of Alzheimer’s will increase 25 percent in the next decade. Currently, more than 300,000 people in Massachusetts act as…

  • February 2 2018,  Malden

    Ultrino, House Approve Funds For State Housing

    State Representative Steve Ultrino (D-Malden) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives this week to approve a major funding bill for building and maintaining public housing programs. The bill, H.4134, includes a record $600 million for public housing modernization and preservation, funding that could help upgrade and maintain existing public housing developments in Malden. “Investing in public housing is a statement of inclusiveness and support in our community,” said Representative Ultrino. “This bill ensures that public housing can be properly maintained so that seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income residents can live here with dignity and continue to be a part of our community.” The housing bond bill invests…