We share this press release from the Senate President’s office on legislation passed on the last day of formal sessions until January.
The Senate is considering legislation to expand charter schools in Massachusetts. I am deeply interested to know how parents feel about the proposed changes — I give great weight to parents’ perceptions about what approach will best serve their children.
Dear Senator, I know this topic will not be easy. But I still want to post my concerns here. In light of the recent tragedy in Paris, I am wondering whether we should review its recent decision in accepting refugees from Syria. Because I still remember the Marathon bombing right here in Boston about three […]
Boston Magazine? reports that “State Sen. William Brownsberger wants the legislature to not act on his bill and instead reset the effort on giving cities and towns the authority to set their own last call hours with a more local focus.”
Will — Please support H.2772 and S.1676 Background http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2015/03/19/how-massachusetts-keeps-secrets-from-you/NatKrY9ISxepNBOLDSfzYK/story.html When the watchdog group the State Integrity Investigation graded states on how well they make public information available, Massachusetts failed. State Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep. Peter Kocot aim to improve the state’s reputation with a new bill that would increase public access to records. But […]
I’m seeking input on legislation pending before the Senate. What should the penalties be for people who bypass the legal adoption process and permanently place or receive children through online forums? The question comes up in the context of legislation to address the phenomenon of “rehoming” of adopted children. I’d really appreciate hearing reactions to this.