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Chang-Díaz amendments focus on Second Suffolk priorities - education, youth violence prevention, public health
Sunday, May 19, 2013 -- 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...
Friday, May 17, 2013 -- For Immediate Release
  BOSTON—Informed by feedback from Second Suffolk District residents about their concerns and priorities for the state budget, Senator Sonia Chang...
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 pri...
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 
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 ...
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...
Saturday, May 12, 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, 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...
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