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Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON – Today the Massachusetts Senate passed S. 1494, An Act increasing the property tax deferral for seniors, sponsored by Senator Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Somerville). This legislation would offer property tax relief to homeowners age 6...
Massachusetts Veterans H.O.M.E Act continues long standing commitment to our veterans
Thursday, June 16, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON-Today the Massachusetts State Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 2325 “An Act Relative to Housing, Operations, Military Service, and Enrichment”, The Massachusetts HOME Act. This legislation expands on the commitment the ...
First major update to zoning laws since the 1970s
Thursday, June 9, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON-Today the Massachusetts Senate passed legislation to address the housing needs of the Commonwealth by updating the state’s zoning laws. The bill, An Act Promoting Housing and Sustainable Development, changes local and state zoning laws to increa...
Alters penalties for tagging and vandalism, and increases use of pre-trial diversion
Thursday, April 14, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON- Today the Massachusetts Senate continued its work of reforming the state’s criminal justice system by passage of four sentencing reform related bills: S.727, S.728, S.795, and S.2216.  The bills address various crimi...
Bill focuses on reform, transparency, and funding
Thursday, April 7, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
Boston-Today the Massachusetts Senate passed An Act Enhancing Reform, Innovation, and Success in Education (The RISE Act).  The billwas crafted by a small working group of Senators appointed by Senate President Rosenberg in late January t...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON - The Massachusetts Legislature today passed legislation that raises the solar net-metering cap and creates a long-term roadmap for the continued growth of solar power in the Commonwealth. These updates will provide a stable framework that will ...
Monday, March 14, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON- On Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Sen. Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) will participate in a public U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meeting on Power Reactor Decommissioning Rulemaking. Invited to participate by the NRC, Wolf will speak to the advance noti...
Builds off 2014 landmark law and unprecedented budget investments
Friday, March 11, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
(BOSTON) – The agreement struck by a six-member conference committee after nearly seven weeks of negotiation passed House of Representatives on March 9th and the Senate on March 10th. The substance addiction legislation enha...
Thursday, January 28, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
BOSTON- The Massachusetts Senate passed landmark legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act with a 37-0 vote. The bill, S2107, brought to the Senate by Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) seeks to bridge the gender wage gap by ensuring equ...
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 -- For Immediate Release
On the sixth anniversary of the Citizens United decision, Senator Dan Wolf (D-Harwich) participated at a “Solutions Summit” at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., where an exciting and diverse group gathered to discuss the crisis...
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