Sutton legislators distribute Easter baskets

BY: Millbury-Sutton Chronicle, April 20,2017

State elected officials, including Sen. Ryan Fattman and Rep. Joseph McKenna, convened at the Worcester Court House to distribute Easter baskets on April 11 to children in need. The officials worked in conjunction with The Easter Basket Project, a non-profit group based out of Hopedale, which provides baskets for children who are hospitalized or whose families might not be able to provide gifts on Easter morning...

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Senator, Rep Honor Milford Regional Medical Center, HomeGoods

BY: Charlene Arsenault, Patch.com, April 19, 2017

On Wednesday morning, Senator Ryan Fattman and Representative Kevin Kuros visited the HomeGoods in Milford and the Milford Regional Medical Center to present Senate citations. The citations honored both employers for partnering with Crossroads Clubhouse in their employment opportunity program and for giving opportunities to individuals with disabilities, according to the announcement...

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Retiring community college president payout sparks call for new cap rules

BY: Matt Stout, Boston Herald, April 1, 2017

A retired community college president’s staggering $334,000 golden parachute is breathing new life into calls to rein in the generous payouts, where reforms to date — including caps on vacation-time buyouts — have fallen short of the mark, lawmakers warn.

“It’s mind-blowing,” said state Sen. Ryan Fattman, a Webster Republican. “There has to be something that can be done legislatively and I think these are the types of stories that give those efforts a lot of traction. This is something my staff and I have been talking a lot about.”

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State Senator Ryan Fattman recognizes local students

BY: The Milford Daily News, March 30, 2017

State Sen. Ryan Fattman, R-Webster, recently recognized nine eighth-graders from the Worcester and Norfolk senate district for their year of service as Project 351 ambassadors. The nine ambassadors join more than 360 other young leaders across the commonwealth as participants in this statewide youth-led service initiative. Ambassadors are selected by local educators to represent Massachusetts 351 cities and towns...

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Senate Moves to Protects Cities & Towns from Unfunded Mandate

BY: Pamela Johnson, Bellingham Bulletin, March 28, 2017

According to a recent report by State Auditor Suzanne Bump, provisions of a 2014 state law requiring municipalities to conduct early voting constitute an unfunded mandate.  Senate Republicans including Senator Ryan C. Fattman (R-Webster, pictured above) are moving to address that problem with a bill to require the state to meet its funding obligations for an elections process that has become popular with voters...

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Fattman announces appointment to 6 committees

BY: Millbury-Sutton Chronicle, March 9, 2017

State Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Webster) recently announced the Senate Standing Committee and five Joint Standing Committees of the Senate he will be joining as assistant minority Whip.

“I am honored to be appointed to these committees and am looking forward to another productive year on Beacon Hill,” said Fattman. “I hope that these committees continue to be a strong resource in the Senate, and positively contribute to the legislative conversations that affect the Commonwealth.”

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Fattman Participates in Commonwealth Conversations 2017 Tour

BY: Pamela Johnson, Bellingham Bulletin, February 24, 2017

Senators Chandler, Fattman, Gobi, and Moore will host a town hall-style public forum at the Seven Hills Foundation (81 Hope Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603) from 6:30-8:30PM on Tuesday, March 14th.  All residents of the Central MA region are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion, and sign-up sheets will be available at the forum for attendees.  In an effort to accommodate all speakers, comments will be limited to no more than 2 minutes per person...

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Fattman champions rules reforms

BY: Millbury-Sutton Chronicle, February 16, 2017

State senators recently adopted a number of Republican proposals designed to broaden public awareness of matters in so-called informal sessions, generate opportunities for government savings and expand accountability of Senate members.

Several Republican amendments were adopted unanimously to two separate bills establishing rules which will govern Senate sessions and the procedures used with the House of Representatives.

“Transparency on Beacon Hill should be the highest priority for all Legislators,” State Sen. Ryan Fattman (R-Webster) said. “These rules reforms are the next step to accomplishing this goal.”...

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Milford Senator Announces District Fire Depts. to Receive Grant Funds

BY: Mona Lkazour, Milford Patch, February 7, 2017

State Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Webster) announced today that all fourteen fire departments in the Worcester and Norfolk state senate district were awarded a grant for the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE programs. This grant is awarded on behalf of Governor Charlie Baker and the Secretary of Public Safety and Security Daniel Bennett for FY 2017...

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Did your state senator vote to raise pay for top Mass. lawmakers? Here's the roll call

BY:  Gintautas Dumcius, MassLive, January 26, 2017

“Nine senators, most of them Republicans, voted against the bill: Vinny deMacedo, R-Plymouth; Ryan Fattman, R-Webster; Anne Gobi, D-Spencer; Donald Humason, R-Westfield, Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Patrick O'Connor, R-Weymouth; Richard Ross, R-Wrentham; Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester; and Walter Timilty, D-Milton….”

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