Citizens’ Legislative Seminar, Spring 2017

78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar – An invitation to learn about the legislative process Senator Brownsberger is seeking nominees to participate in the 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held March 21 and March 22, 2017 at the State House in Boston.  CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning […]

Citizens’ Legislative Seminar, Fall 2016

Senator Brownsberger is seeking nominees to participate in the 77th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held October 17-18 at the State House in Boston.  CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.  Participants are required to attend both days. […]

Inside Baseball: The House/Senate Rules Conversation

This post is a message from the bipartisan leadership of the State Senate about the conversation going on right now in formulating the rules that govern the flow of bills in the legislature. The conversation is going to reach a conclusion over the next week or so, but I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts.

Senate Adopts New Rules, Reflecting Transparency and Openness, for 2015-16 Session

This is the earliest the rules have been adopted by the Senate since they moved to a two year session in 1995. The new rules reflect the priorities of openness and transparency for Senate business that Senate President Stanley Rosenberg (D-Amherst) promised in his inaugural Senate address on January 7th.