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Editorial: Kudos to local legislators who’ve advocated for rural school aid

"So, we have to take our hats off to Hinds and retiring Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, who helped shepherd the proposal"

Hundreds protest energy legislation on Beacon Hill

“I’m very hopeful the conference committee can come up with a comprehensive and progressive set of policies. It’s important for reducing fossil fuel use, for increasing renewables, for energy conservation and job creation," REP. KULIK SAID.

Columnists Adam Hinds and Stephen Kulik: A rural strategy for economic growth

"[The Rural Jobs Act aims] at attracting private capital investment to the small communities that help make up our commonwealth," Rep. Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington) and Sen. Adam Hinds (D -Pittsfield) said.

State Rep. Kulik reflects on his time in office, the race for his seat

"I’ve been able to make sure Franklin and Hampshire counties’ interests are protected," Rep. Steve Kulik (D-Worthington) said.

Kulik: Pipeline resistance strong in House

Kulik said opposition among lawmakers to having electric ratepayers pay for natural gas pipelines remains strong. He said the state shouldn’t be building more pipelines at a time when it needs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

End of Life Options Act stalls in Legislature

State Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, said he was disappointed to learn the bill was to be studied further, ending its path for this legislative session.

Massachusetts House Leaders Propose Bump In Local Aid, Education Spending In State Budget

WAMC’s Paul Tuthill spoke with Democratic State Representative Stephen Kulik of Worthington, who is vice-chairman of the budget-writing committee.

Local pols hope to continue Healthy Incentives Program

“It’s a big priority of mine,” said Kulik. “We’re just so lucky to have the HIP program in Massachusetts. We need to support it."

Massachusetts state Rep. Stephen Kulik will not run for re-election

"I’ve enjoyed the work, I really love my district, the issues I’ve been able to work on, the people I’ve been able to work with," Rep. Steve Kulik (D-Worthington) said

Rep. Stephen Kulik Interviewed on WGBY’s The State We’re In

Rep. Stephen Kulik and Rep. Paul Mark stop by the WGBY studio to answer questions about education, broadband internet, transportation, and much more.

Can Franklin County Farmers Benefit From the Cannabis Boom?

"The public is ready for this. And we should make sure the economic benefit accrues to people in Mass, not just large corporations," said State Representative Stephen Kulik

Pipeline Bills Would Protect Consumers

“We must reform procedures at the Department Public Utilities so that the voices of ratepayers, communities and legislators are fully heard and considered by utility regulators," said Representative Stephen Kulik


Kulik said his work to defeat the Kinder Morgan Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project "made it clear that the permitting and financing procedures for natural gas infrastructure do not align with our clean energy future in Massachusetts."


“Nowhere else in Massachusetts could you look out on a vista like this and see so much protected farmland through the APR program as you can see from Mount Sugarloaf." Said Representative Stephen Kulik


"The APR program has endured for 40 years because it has been a true partnership between farmers, state and local government, and land protection advocates," said Representative Stephen Kulik

Local State Trooper Awarded Medal of Honor

“For his actions above and beyond the call of duty, exhibiting extraordinary courage in the face of extreme risk to save the life of a colleague, Trooper Baker is well deserving of the Medal of Honor," said Rep. Stephen Kulik in a statement

Mass. Dairy Farmers, Faced With High Costs, Laud Tax Credit

House Bill 2616, filed by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, would double the limit on the allowable tax credit from $4 million to $8 million when milk production costs exceed the price of milk

Trump Calls for Streamlined Environmental Reviews

“I see the potential for big problems with what he’s proposing,” State Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington said.

Digester Comes in Handy in Time of Low Milk Prices

At a time when Dairy Farms are struggling to make ends meet, Kulik files bill to increase Dairy Tax Credit. Currently in the Joint Committee on Revenue, Kulik’s bill would increase tax credit allotment from $4 million to $8 million annually.

Should maple syrup be the state’s official sweetener? Rep. Stephen Kulik thinks so

A bill filed by Rep. Stephen Kulik would add maple syrup as an official state emblem. Kulik said his district is home to several maple syrup producers and called the sugaring industry a growing part of the state’s agricultural economy.

Baker OKs Mohawk, Hawlemont bill

Governor Baker signs into law Rep. Kulik’s bill that adds preschool into the regional agreements for both Mohawk, a K-through-12 district, and Hawlemont, an elementary school district.

DPU OKs Berkshire Gas plan without calling for moratorium end

Kulik said he was “disappointed” that the DPU failed to look at ordering any short-term solutions. “Our constituents are wanting service and they’re left without any solution. It’s very difficult for our region not to have that gas supply there.”

Struggling Mass dairy farmers plead for more tax relief

In 2008 legislators passed a law offering dairy farmers a tax credit to “offset the cyclical downturns in milk prices ” capped at $4 million annually. Rep. Stephen Kulik filed a bill to double the annual cap on the tax credit

Shutesbury hopeful to be broadband connected by 2019

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute allocated $870,000 for the purpose of bringing broadband internet to Shutesbury. “It has been a hard struggle,” Kulik noted. “It’s a partnership, and towns have been frustrated for a long time.”

Conway residents looking to rebuilding

A week after a tornado tore through Pumpkin Hollow, residents are looking to rebuild. Congressman Richard Neal was there with State Rep. Stephen Kulik surveying damages and cleanup efforts with local officials.

Future of MassHealth still unclear; national repeal efforts, costs of state health insurance program part of uncertainty

“We depend on those dollars, and if they were to change or disappear because of efforts to repeal ‘Obamacare,’ we’d have to figure out how maintain the high percentage of insured people we have," said state Rep. Stephen Kulik

Mock Vending Machines Used to Promote Carveout for Healthy Options

Kulik bill lays out three different sets of nutrition and food procurement standards that the state regulations would have to meet or exceed, ranging from a requirement that all food options be healthy to 30 percent healthy on the low end.

2 state reps contend AG Maura Healey overstepped authority with ’unilateral’ gun control notice

"Such a major policy change requires a transparent and participatory public process by the Legislature, not a directive developed in secret without public input," Kulik said.

House Passes Balanced FY17 Budget with Focus on Local Aid, Fiscal Responsibility

Prioritizes initiatives to benefit the Commonwealth’s children and most vulnerable residents

Stephen Kulik at the Sunderland Public Library - The Future of Renewable Energy in MA

State Representative Stephen Kulik delivers a talk about the future of renewable energy in Massachusetts and responds to constituent questions.