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Thursday, April 27th, 2017 @ 4:03PM

Cape Cod Times: “High-speed internet push gains traction, hits speed bump”

The front page of today’s Cape Cod Times included the following piece by their very own Geoff Spillane: “State Rep. Randy Hunt, R-Sandwich, is leading a charge on Beacon Hill to bring fast and competitive residential internet service to the Cape and islands, but he hit a speed bump on…

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 @ 12:51PM

A message from Representative Hunt outlining his plan to provide an alternative to Comcast’s residential internet service on Cape Cod:

April 18, 2017 The State House, Boston Good Afternoon,”If something isn’t working, try something new. If it works, do more of it. If it doesn’t, try something else.” Let’s try to do something new. Over the years, one of the aspects of life on Cape Cod that has frustrated me…

Monday, April 10th, 2017 @ 7:12PM

The enemy of my enemy

Chemical weapons cross a red line that was drawn in 1925 by the Geneva Protocol and reinforced by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) of 1997. Syria’s Bashar al-Assad sent a letter to the UN secretary general on September 12, 2013 confirming a legislative decree to immediately accede to the CWC….

Monday, March 27th, 2017 @ 2:47PM

A Message From Rep. Hunt re: Eversource Electric’s Rate Increase Proposal

  March 27, 2017 The State House, Boston   Hello, As you may be aware, this past January, Eversource submitted a proposal to the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) that, if approved, would allow the company to increase their revenues by $95.9 million. According to Eversource, “[their] request addresses…

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 @ 3:13PM

Press Release: Rep. Randy Hunt Assigned to Committees for 2017-18 Legislative Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2017 Contact: Matt Liber, 617-722-2396   Rep. Randy Hunt Assigned to Committees for 2017-18 Legislative Session   Boston – The skies were not all that broke and illuminated Massachusetts with warmth and clarity last week. Legislators’ plans for the 190th General Court were given greater…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 @ 10:13AM

Cape Cod Times’ Political Notes: My Shift Away From Facebook

Last week, the Cape Cod Times’ Geoff Spillane featured my public shift from Facebook in the Times’ Political Notes page: “President Donald Trump has embraced Twitter as a tool for communicating with Americans, but state Rep. Randy Hunt, R-Sandwich, is abandoning a popular social media platform for political conversation altogether….

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 @ 2:43PM

Sec. Bennett Releases Guidelines on Recreational Marijuana Law

Yesterday, Massachusetts’ Secretary of Public Safety & Security, Dan Bennett, issued guidance to our state police relative to implementation of the recreational marijuana law. Chiefs of police were copied onto the letter. The guidelines can be found here.

Friday, November 11th, 2016 @ 5:14PM

A Veteran’s Day Tribute With A Local Touch

Several years ago, John S. “Jack” Jillson, a World War II veteran, graciously sat down with me to provide an oral history of his experiences as a gunner and radio operator on a B-17 bomber. I wanted to share Jack’s story this Veterans Day as a tribute to both him…

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 @ 6:37PM

Thoughts on Campaign Finance Reform

You should be aware that any politician on the national stage from either major party who says that we need campaign finance reform, a reversal of Citizens United, or less “dark money” in politics is quite simply telling you what you want to hear and has no, and I mean…

Friday, October 21st, 2016 @ 8:45AM

A Rundown of the Economic Development Bill

One of the major bills to pass through the Legislature this session was the economic development bill: H.4569, An Act relative to job creation and workforce development. Governor Baker signed this massive piece of legislation in August. This bill creates new initiatives as well as provides a variety of changes…

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 @ 12:04PM

“My Choice Matters”

Last week, the Barnstable County Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC) launched My Choice Matters, a new media campaign aiming to promote healthy behaviors on Cape Cod. What makes this initiative unique is its target audience. Parents and adults need to be accountable for their behavior and cognizant of the example…

Friday, September 9th, 2016 @ 6:10PM

The Boston Globe Includes Randy in Article About Cape Cod Bridge Issues

Boston Globe writer Jon Chesto features Randy in an article appearing in today’s Boston Globe. In it, Chesto examines recent proposals for canal bridge traffic alleviation and bridge replacement: “The Army Corps of Engineers is about halfway through a three-year study to decide whether to replace the 81-year-old Sagamore and…

Friday, September 9th, 2016 @ 11:46AM

Biopharmaceutical Company Announces Addiction and Mental Health-Focused Grant Program

Pam O’Sullivan, the Government Affairs and Policy Director at Alkermes Biopharmaceuticals, announced the launch of a new grant program that could be of great assistance to Cape-based non-profits focused on addiction and mental health treatment. The program, called Inspiration Grants, will award grants of up to $100,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations for…

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 @ 10:07AM

Randy Featured in New Boston Post Column

In a September 1st column that appeared in the New Boston Post, freelance writer James Freeman (formerly of the Cape Cod Times) featured Randy in a piece titled, “Can’t find any heroin anymore.” “…Hunt realizes that [the opioid epidemic] also is a public policy crisis, involving addiction, criminal justice, immigration,…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 @ 2:09PM

Medication Assisted Treatment: An Important Tool to Fight Addiction

Medication Assisted Treatment: An Important Tool to Fight Addiction Perhaps the single most important presentation during the Special Commission on Substance Addiction Treatment in the Criminal Justice System‘s year-long study of addiction in the court system was made by Sarah Wakeman, MD, Medical Director of the Substance Use Disorder Initiative…