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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...
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...
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...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Rev. Hurmon Hamilton, Mel King, John B. Cruz and others will speak out in support of S. 1568, An Act to Create Equitable Jobs Access, on Tuesday, October 18 at 11:00 a.m. in Room B-2 of the State House...
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON - Teachers, students, parents, advocates, and elected officials from cities and towns across Massachusetts will speak out in support of S. 185, An Act to Prevent Students from Dropping Out of School on Tuesday...
Thursday, December 30, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz (D-Jamaica Plain) announced today that critical funds to continue the Commonwealth Care “Bridge” program were included in the supplemental budget passed today by the State Senate and House. Th...
Passage of CORI Reform, Foreclosure Protection, New Funds for Small Businesses, Youth Jobs, and Local Rec Center Mark Freshman Term
Monday, August 2, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
Boston, MA - State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz praised her colleagues for a successful end of the legislative session, heralding passage of CORI reform, foreclosure reform and other issues she had made top priorities for her first term. “When I came t...
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Includes measures championed by Senator Chang-Díaz for urban communities
Thursday, July 29, 2010 -- For Immediate Release
With home foreclosures continuing to rise in the Commonwealth in spite of the slowly improving economy, the Senate and House today sent final consumer protection legislation to the Governor that protects both homeowners and tenants from mortgage fraud and...
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