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Leaders from the Massachusetts Senate will be visiting Western Mas

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

Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to participate in a national arts advocacy event.

Rosenberg is joining Americans for the Arts for their National Arts Action Summit Monday and Tuesday.

The event comes days after President Donald Trump released a budget proposal that would eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that provides arts funding throughout the country.

03-20-2017   In The News

Just days before a long-awaited review of the Massachusetts criminal justice system is set to be released, several Democratic state senators on Thursday detailed their policy proposals for criminal justice reform, which they say will be a major priority this legislative session.

Legislative leaders commissioned the Council of State Governments Justice Center to analyze the state's criminal justice system as it pertains to incarceration, recidivism and supervision. The final report is due out on Tuesday.

Thursday's briefing included Democrats who have all worked on a broad array of reform measures, and are looking beyond the center's proposals.

02-17-2017   In The News
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