Jeffrey Sánchez

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Massachusetts House Passes Legislation Banning Bump Stocks

On Wednesday the Massachusetts House passed a $124.7M supplemental budget to close the books on FY17. This budget, my first as Chair of House Ways & Means, secured $4.75M to ensure full funding for the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative. This fully funds the program, and funding goes directly to organizations in our community that deal with youth violence, like Mission Safe, Boston Center for Youth and Families, and Youth Options Unlimited. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Sanchez: In Tough Fiscal Climate Budget Protects Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

In early July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.2 billion FY18 Conference Committee budget. After the House and Senate pass their versions of the budget, three House and three Senate members meet to reconcile the differences between the budgets. The product of their work is the Conference Committee budget which goes to both branches for a final vote of acceptance. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Rep. Sanchez: I Want to Hear From You at Upcoming Community Meetings

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society is one of my favorite Facebook pages. They have hundreds of photos posted depicting Jamaica Plain from as early as the 1800s. One of the best shows horse drawn buggies crawling along next to the pond – reminding us that JP was once known as the “Eden of America” for its rolling hills and vast green space. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Election Results: Stephen Murphy Wins Democratic Nomination for Register of Deeds

Former Boston City Councilor Stephen Murphy won the Democratic nomination for the vacant Register of Deeds position against a deep field of seven candidates in Thursday’s primary election. Murphy will now face three nonparty-affiliated candidates in November. (more…) Continue Reading →

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There’s a Primary Election Thursday: Who’s Running?

In one of the sleepiest primary elections in years, Massachusetts voters will be going to the polls this Thursday — yes, Thursday, not the customary Tuesday — and Jamaica Plain residents will have the opportunity to weigh in on several contested races. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Politicians Discuss JP Arts and Culture at State of our Neighborhood

Jamaica Plain is home to many destination arts and culture events that draw participants and attendees from all over Greater Boston, including the JP Music Festival and JP Open Studios in the fall, the Wake Up the Earth Festival in the spring, and JP Porchfest in the summer. (more…) Continue Reading →

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