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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...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz announced today that critical funds for summer jobs for youth at-risk were included in the supplemental budget passed this afternoon by the State Senate. The line item (7002-0012) was also included in the House bu...
Friday, April 13, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz has announced neighborhood office hours for the spring of 2012.  Office Hours will be held within each of the 10 neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. Senator Chang-Díaz or one of her legislative staff will be pr...
Friday, March 9, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—This week, the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight reported out favorably S. 1568, An Act to create equitable jobs access, a bill that helps ensure public projects funded by taxpayer dollars are creati...
Raises mandatory attendance age to 18; creates Graduation Coach program
Thursday, March 8, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON– The Joint Committee on Education reported out today a bill aimed at lowering Massachusetts’ dropout rate through a variety of prevention and recovery measures, including raising the state’s mandatory attendanc...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The Senate on Tuesday took decisive action to end mismanagement and financial abuses at the Commonwealth’s education collaboratives, which help teach children with special needs, Sonia Chang-Díaz announced. With a unanimous vote, ...
Legislation Will Increase Transparency, Set Clear Standards
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—The Joint Committee on Education today reported out favorably a bill aiming to improve the fiscal accountability of Massachusetts’ network of education collaboratives. “The Committee has worked hard to craft a bill that a...
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
Boston – On the last day of formal session for the year, the Massachusetts Legislature passed the Transgender Equal Rights bill. Gov. Deval Patrick, a vocal proponent of the legislation, has already pledged to sign the bill into law, which means ...
Monday, October 24, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON—Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Education, filed legislation today to improve the governance and fiscal accountability of Massachusetts’ network of educational collaboratives. The bi...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Rev. Hurmon Hamilton, Mel King, John B. Cruz and others spoke out in support of S. 1568, An Act to Create Equitable Jobs Access, on Tuesday, October 18 at the State House. Massachusetts state agencies ...

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