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  • Public Policy Committee Mission Statement

    The Nashoba Valley Public Policy Committee is dedicated to influencing the development of local, state and federal laws and policies in support of the Chamber’s mission. The Committee advocates for public policies that promote job growth, business expansion and new market opportunities, while opposing government actions that would have the opposite effect. The Committee also serves as a resource to the membership, providing information on important issues, opportunities to advocate on their own behalf, and direct contact with elected officials, candidates for public office and policymakers. 

  • Public Policy

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    December 16, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Looking Forward: Economic Impact of Devens 
    • December Meeting Recap: Meeting with Department of Revenue Commissioner
    • BONUS: Meeting with Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR)


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    June 23, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Presidential Poll Take our quick and confidential survey
    • Upcoming Public Policy Meetings You'll not want to miss these meetings!
    • Mark Your Calendar Exercise your right to vote!


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    May 16, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Presidential Poll Take our quick and confidential survey
    • Upcoming Public Policy Meetings You'll not want to miss these meetings!
    • Mark Your Calendar Exercise your right to vote!


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    April 15, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Presidential Poll Take our quick and confidential survey
    • Upcoming Public Policy Meetings You'll not want to miss these meetings!
    • Mark Your Calendar Exercise your right to vote!


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    March 8, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Presidential Poll Take our quick and confidential survey
    • Upcoming Public Policy Meetings You'll not want to miss these meetings!
    • Mark Your Calendar Exercise your right to vote!


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    February 16, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Presidential Poll Take our quick and confidential survey
    • Upcoming Public Policy Meetings You'll not want to miss these meetings!
    • Mark Your Calendar Exercise your right to vote!


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    January 15, 2016

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Partnerships That Build Better Businesses Find out what you missed at the January Public Policy Meeting
    • Happening on the Hill Your Beacon Hill Update
    • Mark Your Calendar Legislative After Hours in February and next Public Policy meeting date


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk - 

    Public Policy Committee News 
    December 17, 2015

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Is the opioid epidemic impacting you and your workplace? Find out what you missed at the December 1st Public Policy Meeting with Senator Jennifer Flanagan
    • To Override or Not  Join us at our January Public Policy meeting to find out what our communities need for the upcoming fiscal calendar
    • #BuyInMa NVCoC stands with Governor Baker and other business leaders to promote shopping local


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk - Tackling the Addiction Epidemic

    Public Policy Committee News 
    November 28, 2015

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Is the opioid epidemic impacting you and your workplace? Find out what's being done to curb abuse and reduce overdoses on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the next Public Policy Committee meeting. We welcome Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Elizabeth Mahoney, policy advisor to Gov. Charlie Baker.
    • Who will face off against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election for president? Two political experts weighed in at our November meeting. (Their answers may surprise you; sorry Bernie Sanders supporters.)
    • What's happening on Beacon Hill?  Apparently not a lot, but is the "snail's pace" a bad thing?  


    Read full issue here

  • The Wonk - Chamber Leads Fight on Beacon Hill

    Public Policy Committee News 
    October 20, 2015

    In this issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Chamber Leads Fight on Beacon Hill
    • In Case You Missed It


    Read full issue here

     

  • The Wonk - Chamber Gives Thumbs Down on "Worst" Bill Ever

    Public Policy Committee News 
    September 11, 2015

    In this inaugural issue of The Wonk, the monthly newsletter of the Public Policy Committee:

    • Is It Deja Vu Again with Base Closures? Find Out Oct. 6
    • Chamber Gives Thumbs Down on "Worst" Bill Ever - And Other Ballot Questions You'll See in 2016
    • Two State Resources Every Business Owner Needs to Know


    Read full issue here

     

  • July 2015 - NVCoC takes positions on important legislative issues

    The Chamber has taken positions supporting the reduction of the limited-liability company filing fee and opposing onerous legislation that would create a costly nightmare for employers when scheduling employees. In addition, the Chamber applauds Governor Baker, Senator Jennifer Flanagan and Representative Jennifer Benson for their work on approving critical funding in the FY16 state budget for communities that host correctional facilities, including the Town of Shirley, which face an unfair burden on municipal services.

    Read full story HERE.

     

  • June 2015 - 3rd Annual Beacon Hill Visit

    The Chamber recently held their 3rd Annual Beacon Hill Day at the State House in Boston. A dozen members of the Chamber made the trek to the State House to advocate on behalf of the Chamber and the Nashoba Valley. 

    During the day long program, members were able to meet with the Representatives and Senators from our region. In these private meetings, members were able to advocate for reducing the burden on small business including the LLC filing fee, additional local aid to Shirley for prison mitigation and better transportation access to and from the Region. 

    Following the morning of meetings, the Chamber members held a working lunch with three key staffers from the Baker administration. Nam Pham, Assistant Secretary for Housing and Economic Development, delivered an overview of plans for job creation and tools and services available for assisting. Elizabeth Mahoney, the Governor’s Policy Director, provided an overview of the Governor’s plans relative to opiate abuse, education, reforms at the MBTA and regulatory relief. Rob Garrity, Chief of Staff for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, provided a strong view of transportation’s importance for economic development and is enthusiastic about a reverse commute to our region via commuter rail. 

    Following the lunch session, members were afforded the opportunity of a private tour of the Governor’s office. This “backstage” tour provided some great photo ops of the Council Chamber, the Corner office and the chance to meet members of the Governor’s Senior staff. We encourage you to attend our 4th annual day on the Hill next June. Our voice is being heard on Beacon Hill.

     

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