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I am writing regarding the recent book reductions made at the Franklin County Law Library in Greenfield. Space allocated for the Law Library within the new courthouse was smaller than the library area in the old Franklin County Court House and required the elimination of many volumes that had previously been in circulation. While I understand that the evaluation of which materials should be maintained was made in accordance with the Trial Courts written policies and procedures, I write today to respecfully request that the Trial Court maintain a broader set of books and materials on a regional basis including those that may appear to supply only a historical perspective on the current state of the law. 

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05-18-2017   Press Release

BOSTON-Today, Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) announced the release of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means’ Fiscal Year 2018 budget recommendations with strong investments in education from early childhood through college. These critical funding areas will continue to put the next generation of leaders and learners on a path to success in the 21st century.

“The Fiscal 2018 recommendations reaffirm the Senate’s vision of Kids First, which will build strong, healthy, resilient kids who grow up to become productive adults that contribute to our Commonwealth,” said Senate President Rosenberg. “With the right policies and resources in place, our route to shared prosperity opens up with strong, smart, and strategic investments in our children.”

05-16-2017   Press Release

The ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is among Obama’s first public appearances since leaving office. His speech Sunday will come just days after U.S. House Republicans passed a bill that would dismantle much of his signature health care law.

05-08-2017   In The News

BOSTON (May 6, 2017) — Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst) received the President’s Award for his distinguished service on behalf of the arts across the Commonwealth from Historic Deerfield at an annual awards dinner hosted by the museum.

"Creative, vibrant and strong cities enriched by the arts are critical to ensuring a strong economic future for our Commonwealth,” said Senate President Rosenberg. “I am honored to accept this award and believe it is critical that we continue to invest in and grow this vital industry and I will continue to be a strong advocate for state and federal resources to boost our creative economy.”

05-08-2017   Press Release

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
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