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Boston—Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) today gave remarks in support of the vital contributions immigrants make in cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth at the 21st Annual Immigrants’ Day at the State House.

“In a day and age when immigrants are stigmatized, it's crucial to recognize the immeasurable courage and determination that it takes to leave everything behind for the uncertainty of a better life,” said Senate President Rosenberg. “Massachusetts is proud to be a welcoming place for our immigrants and strives to be a shining beacon for all hoping to follow the American dream.”

The Senate adopted a resolution in February opposing President Trump’s executive order restricting travel for immigrants and refugees from majority-Muslim countries.

04-06-2017   Press Release





April 5, 2017

As we gather here today, we have much to celebrate as a business community, as a city, as a Commonwealth.

U.S. News and World Report ranks us as the best overall state. CNBC ranks us first in education, second in state support for technology and innovation, and third in quality workforce.

The United Health Foundation’s annual report ranks us second in health care outcomes, the byproduct of our collective efforts to lead the nation in making sure everyone has health insurance.

We share the top spot with California in energy efficiency, rank second overall in solar energy job creation and seventh in solar capacity.

Our tech industry is rejuvenated, with a strong chance to dominate some of the fastest growing new sectors including cybersecurity, big data, and ehealth – among others.

Our elementary and secondary education systems rank number one and our higher education sector is the envy of the world. We set out less than a decade ago to excel in life sciences and today we are now number one.

Our quality of life is second to none, offering some of the world’s preeminent hospitals, cultural institutions, and sports teams. No city in the world has enjoyed the run of championships we’ve witnessed over the past decade.

These rankings do more than provide numbers; they paint a picture, of what kind of state we are. A state that is prosperous, innovative and focused. But also compassionate, caring, and decent.

04-05-2017   Press Release

Leaders from the Massachusetts Senate will be visiting Western Massachusetts for a day as part of a statewide listening tour.

The Commonwealth Conversations tour will come to the region on March 28.

"We must continue to hear directly from the people of the Commonwealth in their communities about their hopes for the future," said Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, in a statement.

03-24-2017   In The News

BOSTON-Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Senator Sal DiDomenico, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs, today sent a letter to the Massachusetts Congressional delegation expressing their concern over the proposed cuts to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

The Trump Administration has outlined a budget proposal with a 19% cut to NIH which, combined with other proposed budget cuts and the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act, would result in a loss of billions of dollars in federal funding to Massachusetts by 2020.  These cuts would eviscerate the Massachusetts innovation economy and our healthcare system. 

“Massachusetts is a worldwide leader in medical and biotech research.  The proposed cuts to NIH will devastate not only our research institutions but also our biotech companies while putting the brakes on innovation and medical breakthroughs,” said Senate President Rosenberg (D-Amherst).  “We encourage our delegation to hold the line on these cuts.  The Massachusetts Senate stands ready to work with them to prevent these dangerous short-sighted cuts from becoming law.”  

03-24-2017   Press Release

Boston, MA –Today Senate President Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced the “Commonwealth Conversations 2017 Tour,” bringing Beacon Hill back to main street for a second session on Tuesday, March 28. The Commonwealth Conversations Tour, cosponsored by Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst), Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-Westport), and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (D-Gloucester), is a statewide listening tour of each Senator’s district to visit with local residents, businesses, and interest groups to listen directly to their needs and concerns.

“I am honored to continue our Commonwealth Conversations listening tour, which will take the Senate on the road again to where you live and work in cities, towns and neighborhoods across the Commonwealth,” said Senate President Rosenberg. “We must continue to hear directly from the people of the Commonwealth in their communities about their hopes for the future.”

The goal of the tour is to foster more civic engagement while helping each senator learn more about issues outside of their own districts. Each member of the Senate has committed to attending at least two of these sessions outside of their own region that is not an adjoining district to their own. Each day will end in a town hall open to the public for the specific region. 

03-24-2017   Press Release
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