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The Bay State Banner
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Governor Charlie Baker outlined a budget proposal last week that many said made strides in addressing health care needs under the new presidential administration but fell short of alleviating the budget stress of beleaguered public education institutions....
WBUR
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Mayor Marty Walsh’s proposed budget for the fiscal year ahead includes $29 million more for Boston Public Schools. That represents an almost 3 percent increase — and that doesn't account for an additional $20 million in funding that is slated to pay f...
WBUR
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
As Gov. Charlie Baker readies his budget for the fiscal year ahead, a school funding fight is already brewing on Beacon Hill. The governor plans to propose $91 million more in state education aid, which would raise the annual total to $4.7 billion. In ...
The Boston Globe
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Addressing women who’ll be heading to the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, state Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz harked back to another historic demonstration: the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade on the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. Turn...
The Boston Globe
Monday, January 16, 2017
A Jamaica Plain state senator who represents a diverse swath of Boston ripped into Beacon Hill leaders Monday for dragging their feet on reforming the state’s criminal justice system and called on them to “give people a fair shot at justice.” Fo...
MassLive
Monday, January 16, 2017
BOSTON - Mass. state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz on Monday admonished Gov. Charlie Baker and top Beacon Hill lawmakers, saying they've moved too slowly on a promised overhaul of the state's criminal justice system. "I'm done waiting," she said while address...
The Bay State Banner
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
In November 2015, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, a panel comprising legislators, state administrators, educators and business leaders, announced that public schools are underfunded by $1 bil...
Boston Globe
Saturday, December 17, 2016
The state’s Roman Catholic leaders are adding their voices to calls for broad changes in the criminal justice system, amid concerns that an overhaul now being devised will not go far enough. The advocates are concerned that an independent r...
WBUR
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
At the end of a year of bruising fights over school education, a new round of cuts has come down from on high — even as Massachusetts' general funding of local schools will rise slightly in the current fiscal year, which began on July 1. <...
The Bay State Banner
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Jean-Paul Wahnon has never run afoul of the law. So when a Walpole police officer rifled through his Toyota Prius on an August afternoon and repeatedly asked whether the car was his and whether he had a gun in his possession, Wahnon was concerned. He h...

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