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Sen. Chang-Díaz Calls Out DA Comments on Criminal Justice Bill

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz let it be known she doesn’t agree with several district attorneys’ comments regarding a state bill that would decrease the amount of people in the criminal justice system. She is strongly in favor of the bill while some DAs do not like that some mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses would be removed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

On Thursday the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English Language Learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chang-Díaz Pushes for Justice Reinvestment and Comprehensive Reform

Advocates, experts, legislators and community leaders converged at the State House on Monday to testify in favor of a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill that would repeal mandatory minimum drug sentences, reduce certain non-violent felonies to misdemeanors, would further reform the CORI system to promote successful re-entry and more. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Chang-Diaz Proposes Bill to Update ‘Frayed’ Education Funding Formula

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Jamaica Plain) on Monday introduced a bill that would update a 20-plus-year-old formula for funding public education in Massachusetts, in light of a recent bipartisan commission’s evaluation that today’s formula underestimates state education costs by $1 billion to $2 billion a year. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Video: State Sen. Chang-Diaz on Question 2

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

One of the most talked-about statewide ballot question in this November’s election is Question 2, which asks Massachusetts residents if the cap on charter schools should be lifted. If the measure passes, more charter schools could be created in the state. Jamaica Plain resident State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, D-Boston, is the chair of the state’s Committee on Education. Jamaica Plain News was able to speak with Chang-Diaz during the recent JP Music Festival and asked her opinion of Question 2. (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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