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Thursday, March 10, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
Today the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation raising the thresholds defining felony larceny and other property offenses from $250 to $1,500 putting Massachusetts in line with other states.
Monday, November 2, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
State education leaders gathered at the State House today to announce the release of the recommendations of the Foundation Budget Review Commission, established by the Legislature to examine the adequacy and effectiveness of the state’s current education funding formula.
Legislators, Advocates, and Community Leaders Push for Reform
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 -- For Immediate Release
During a Joint Judiciary Committee public hearing today legislators, advocates, and community leaders joined together to push for comprehensive criminal justice reform measures that include Justice Reinvestment as a core tenet.
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...