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Passes amendments strengthening transparency & enforcement for minority and women owned businesses
Thursday, May 28, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
(Boston) – Pushing for greater enforcement and accountability of contractors receiving federal stimulus money, Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Jamaica Plain) successfully moved three amendments into a bill passed by the State Senate Wednesday. The larger b...
Senate Budget Restores Critical Cuts
Friday, May 22, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – The State Senate last night completed its Fiscal Year 2010 (FY10) budget deliberations. Despite plummeting state revenues, the Senate passed a balanced budget that included new revenue measures in order to prevent many cuts to critical governme...
Sonia Chang-Díaz Sponsored Amendments
Thursday, April 30, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
* Restored $3,555,000 for Emergency Food Assistance (Amendment 206, line item 2511-0105) funding to the Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program, which has seen an increase in demand, food prices and operational costs in the past few months, t...
Chang-Díaz Votes to End Pension Loopholes
Thursday, April 2, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
(Boston) – A week after passing comprehensive transportation reform legislation, the Senate this week continued to push its reform agenda with unanimous approval of a pension reform bill. The legislation moves to close loopholes in the current pension l...
State Senate Passes Bill To Dramatically Restructure and Simplify State Transportation System
Monday, March 30, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
(Boston) – Just two months after announcing its plans for a major overhaul of the state’s transportation system, and remaining true to its commitment to Reform before Revenue, the Senate last week passed comprehensive reform legislation that consolida...
Chang-Díaz Sets Early Legislative Agenda
Thursday, January 15, 2009 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Jamaica Plain) has established her legislative agenda for her first term as the Senator representing the Second Suffolk District. This week Chang-Díaz filed ten pieces of legislation and has co-sponsored six addit...