deMacedo Asks for Action on Spent Fuel Rod Storage at Pilgrim

PLYMOUTH - State Senator Vinny deMacedo (R–Plymouth and Barnstable) wrote to the Commonwealth’s Attorney General Tuesday requesting a meeting to discuss the federal government’s failure to implement the requirements of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act and the immediate issues and on-going risks that the federal government’s failure presents for the communities near the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station.

In his letter to the Attorney General he requested a meeting to discuss two efforts.

Read Full Article February 4, 2015 Source: CapeCod.Com

New Senator Says That His Top Priority is Curbing Opiate Addiction

For his 16 years as a Republican state representative from Plymouth, Viriato M. deMacedo’s top priority was to spur the local economy, but, as he said, things change and the number one priority in his new job is to bring an end to the region’s heroin epidemic.

“It’s a tall order, but I’m committed to do anything I can,” he said.

Read Full Article January 31, 2015 Source: CapeNews.Net


deMacedo Appointed to Ways & Means Committee

PLYMOUTH – State Senator Vinny deMacedo, who was elected to take over Senate President Therese Murray’s Plymouth and Barnstable district, has been appointed as the ranking Republican member of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Murray had long headed the committee in her position as senate president.

The Senate Committee on Ways and Means considers the operating and capital budget bills and related legislation, including the authorization of state debt. The Committee also deals with tax policy and other fiscal issues such as pension policy and compensation in addition to bills with operating budget fiscal impacts.

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) made the appointment.

Read Full Article January 25, 2015 Source: CapeCod.Com

Rep. Vinny deMacedo wins seat in state Senate

PLYMOUTH – State Rep. Vinny deMacedo is moving to the state Senate.

The Plymouth Republican cruised to victory today over Falmouth Democrat Matt Patrick in the race to succeed Senate President Therese Murray in the Plymouth-Barnstable Senate district.

A Cedarville gas station owner, deMacedo was ahead by a wide margin in four of the six reporting towns in the district when he took to the floor of the Radisson Plymouth and proclaimed victory.

Read Full Article November 4, 2014 Source: Wicked Local Plymouth/Old Colony Memorial

Boston Herald Endorsement: Vinny deMacedo

If ever an institution needed an infusion of new blood it is the state Senate, where Democrats enjoy such a lopsided majority that they barely bother getting together to vote. Republicans have a chance to boost their ranks in this election but the need to do so isn’t just political. It’s in the public’s interest to restore the kind of balance that leads to the most productive lawmaking.

In the Plymouth and Barnstable district, where the departure of Senate President Therese Murray leaves an open seat. Vinny deMacedo, a longtime Republican state representative and as respected a public official as there could be, is the strongest choice.

DeMacedo, of Plymouth, has been a voice of fiscal sanity in the House and has an expert’s grasp on the state budget. And he commands respect in the district, particularly within the fishing industry. He’s the easy choice.

Read Full Article October 27, 2014 Source: Boston Herald

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