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Thursday, May 13, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The Senate today unanimously passed a municipal relief bill that gives cities and towns new tools to plan budgets, pool resources, and save money, Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz announced today. The legislation also includes new pension reform provi...
Measure is expected to protect thousands of homeowners and help economic recovery
Thursday, April 29, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
Boston, MA – This afternoon, Senate Bill 2394, An Act to Stabilize Neighborhoods, was passed today in the state Senate. The legislation will protect thousands of families facing foreclosure at no additional cost to the Commonwealth. “Today repre...
Devocalization Legislation Passes Senate
Thursday, April 1, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
Today, House Bill 344, An Act Prohibiting Devocalization of Dogs and Cats, was passed by the Senate. This legislation will make the act of devocalizing dogs and cats illegal in Massachusetts, except when deemed medically necessary by a licensed veterina...
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Foreclosure and Bilingual ballots legislation reported favorably out of respective committee
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
Dear Friends- In addition to the break in the rain today, there’s also good news to report from the State House! Today and on last Friday, we passed major milestones for two issues on my legislative agenda: foreclosure reform and bilingual ballots...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
On March 11, 2010, Senator Chang-Diaz, along with her Senate colleagues, voted in favor of anti-bullying legislation that will prohibit physical, verbal and written acts that threaten or cause harm to another student, including Internet “cyber-bullying....
New Legislation Will Promote Healthy Foods in Schools
Thursday, March 11, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
On March 11, 2010, Senator Chang-Diaz voted in favor of a bill establishing new nutritional standards in schools to address the problem of childhood obesity in the Commonwealth. Food and beverages in school cafeterias, vending machines and other location...
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(Senate No.603)
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
• I’m here today to testify in support of S.603, An Act Relative to Equal Access to Higher Education and Generating Revenue for the Commonwealth, of which I am a co-sponsor. • S. 603 is about fairness – fairness to those who live in, work in, a...
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Thursday, October 15, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
I’m here to testify today in support of Senate bills 1612, 1613 and 1614, which address the foreclosure epidemic felt across this state, as well as the nation. At a time when we, as a legislature, are so constrained in the things we can do to help pe...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
I’m here today to testify in support of S. 1687, An Act Relative to Gender-Based Discrimination and Hate Crimes, of which I am a co-sponsor. There are a lot of people here today that have already spoken or will speak more eloquently than me on this b...
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
I’m here to testify today in support of several sections of Governor Patrick’s gun bill, H.4102, An Act to Reduce Firearm Violence. I represent the 2nd Suffolk district here in Boston, which contains some of the neighborhoods most directly afflicte...

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