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 […]
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. […]
We share this press release from the Senate President’s office on legislation passed on the last day of formal sessions until January.
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.
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.
From the Senate President’s office: the Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to strengthen reporting requirements for independent expenditure committees and bring a higher level of transparency to elections in the Commonwealth.