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Boston Globe
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Two lawmakers have introduced legislation that seeks to reduce the number of people imprisoned by the state and save taxpayers millions of dollars a year by overhauling sentencing laws and expanding job training. The bill, dubbed “Jobs not Jails” b...
The Boston Globe
Saturday, January 17, 2015
In 2012, Massachusetts passed a landmark equal rights law — it made discrimination on the basis of gender identity illegal. In so doing, the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Act protected transgender people from being discriminated against in m...
The Bay State Banner
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
With police practices facing scrutiny across the U.S., Massachusetts Legislative Black and Latino Caucus members are poised to push for a package of criminal justice system reform legislation aimed at promoting greater transparency and accountability in t...
Sentinel & Enterprise
Monday, November 3, 2014
THE HOUSE AND SENATE: There were no roll-call votes in the House or Senate last week. This week, Beacon Hill Roll Call reports the percentage of times local senators voted with their party's leadership in 2013 and 2014. The votes of the chamber's fo...
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Boston Globe
Thursday, October 30, 2014
SHE’S WELL-SPOKEN and widely known in local Latino circles, a successful attorney with a natural interest in public policy. So she started thinking about what it would take to run for office — for her local city council — and made calls to the ty...
Jamaica Plain Gazette
Friday, October 24, 2014
Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz recently spoke with the Gazette about the four ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 4, including her support for the ballot question to overturn the state casino law. Question 3 is about...
The Boston Globe
Sunday, October 19, 2014
After grappling for years with steep money constraints, area school leaders are hailing the return of a state panel they say could bring fresh attention to the funding needs of local education. “I’m very excited about it. It’s long overdue,” th...
Mic.com
Thursday, September 25, 2014
After the 2014 midterm elections, we could have more women serving in Congress than at any point in the institution’s history. That Congress is becoming more representative is a long overdue and potentially powerful shift. Data, anecdotal and otherwi...
The Bay State Banner
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
At one time the vacant former meat factory had been considered as a site for housing, but local residents expressed a preference for economic development and jobs. City Councilor Tito Jackson spoke to that in his turn at the podium, as he lauded the wealt...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
For the more than 200 people who turned out for the ribbon cutting on the Alva Kittredge House in Roxbury’s Highland Park section, the event was somewhat of a homecoming — not just for longtime Roxbury residents who remember the building’s past inca...

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