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Bill focuses on reform, transparency, and funding.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON-Today the Massachusetts Senate passed An Act Enhancing Reform, Innovation, and Success in Education (The RISE Act).  The bill was crafted by a small working group of Senators appointed by Senate President Rosenberg...
Friday, April 1, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
“I have a lot of respect for the Governor, but I’m disappointed he’s misleading the public by saying this bill offers no relief to students on wait lists."
Thursday, March 24, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
Today the Massachusetts Legislature approved final passage of An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Today the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation raising the thresholds defining felony larceny and other property offenses from $250 to $1,500 putting Massachusetts in line with other states.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for the winter of 2017. Office Hours will be held within each of the neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. Senator Chang-Díaz encourages an...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for the winter of 2016. Office Hours will be held within each of the 8 neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District.
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Report suggests urgent need for attention by Legislature
Monday, November 2, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – State education leaders gathered at the State House today to announce the release of the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, established by the Legislature to examine the adequacy and effectiveness of the state’s curre...
Legislators, Advocates, and Community Leaders Push for Reform
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – During a Joint Judiciary Committee public hearing today legislators, advocates, and community leaders joined together to push for comprehensive criminal justice reform measures that include Justice Reinvestment as a core tenet. Those present in...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Prior to a Joint Committee on Judiciary public hearing legislators, public safety officials, advocates, and community members joined together at a press conference to voice the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform in the Commonwealth....
Thursday, March 5, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for the winter of 2015. Office Hours will be held within each of the 8 neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. Senator Chang-Díaz or one of her legislative staff will be ...

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