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Friday, January 25, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Boston) has filed her agenda for the 2013-2014 legislative session, submitting bills focused on district priorities, including education, equitable jobs access, violence prevention, and election reforms. ...
Thursday, January 3, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—In a nail-biting finish to the 2011-2012 session, the Massachusetts Legislature passed S. 2386, a modified version of a bill introduced by Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Boston). The bill strengthens reporting requirements f...
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—The House and Senate on Tuesday night passed legislation to reduce unnecessary school suspensions and expulsions, and ensure access to educational services for many of the state’s most vulnerable students. H. 4332 was sponsored by
Will encourage workforce diversity, local job creation
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—The Massachusetts State Senate last night passed S. 2386, a modified version of a bill introduced by Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Boston) to help ensure public projects funded by taxpayer dollars are creating local jobs an...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan resolution calling for the United States Congress to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commi...
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus to Vote Against Sentencing Reform Bill   BOSTON--Citing the bill's lack of evidence-based solutions, removal of judicial discretion, and the absence ...
Must Apply Before July 1, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz would like to alert the GLBT community about an important deadline is about to pass. A change in Massachusetts law signed by Governor Patrick on June 19, 2012 will provide same-sex couples flexibility in buying ba...
Monday, June 11, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON –The Senate last week, in its latest effort to establish greater protections for homeowners and neighborhoods besot by foreclosures, passed legislation preventing unnecessary and unlawful foreclosures, reducing the number of abandoned prop...
In atmosphere of austerity, some victories for Boston
Friday, May 25, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Following three days of deliberation on nearly 700 amendments, the Massachusetts State Senate on Friday afternoon approved its final FY2013 budget. Legislators faced an austere landscape again this year, beginning with a $1.4 billion shortfall fr...
Chang-Díaz amendments focus on Second Suffolk priorities - education, youth violence prevention, public health
Saturday, May 19, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Following the release of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means budget on Wednesday, Senate members filed amendments to be considered during debate next week. Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz filed several amendments that could carry big implications fo...

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