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Rep. Tom Sannicandro Promotes Citizen Lawmaking

Filed under: Politics,Uncategorized by News Staff at 2:26 pm on November 2, 2011
MA Rep. Tom Sannicandro, (D-Ashland)

MA Rep. Tom Sannicandro, (D-Ashland)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A strong advocate for using technology to make government more transparent and accessible, Representative Tom Sannicandro was recently featured in The Economist for a website that asks his constituents and other interested parties to collaborate on and ultimately draft a bill to regulate net neutrality.

The magazine featured an article titled Government by (all) the people, which looked at efforts around the world to include citizens in law making.

The article references Rep. Sannicandro’s participation in the website lexpop. He also has his own wiki-style website that allows constituents to collaborate on new ideas for legislation in different topic areas, YourVisionForMassachusetts.wikistyles.org.

"There are a lot of talented people and innovative thinkers here in the Commonwealth. These websites not only allow more direct participation ...[read more]


Presidents and Kings Speak Out on Debt Ceiling Issue

Filed under: Politics,Uncategorized by News Staff at 12:02 pm on August 1, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - With no final vote having taken place, and no actual legislation enacted, some camps are claiming victory, some decrying losses and most just knocking the process of raising the nation's debt ceiling so the country can continue to pay its bills.

President Obama released a 2 minute, 20 second YouTube video with his thoughts on the agreement the two major political parties have made.

There is still a slight chance that a Congressman or State Representative, possibly from the Tea Party -- or even a dissenting ...[read more]


State Reps. Sanicandro and Walsh Office Hours

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 3:59 pm on May 16, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham's two State Representatives, Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh invite the public to join them for coffee and conversation from 9:00AM - 10:00AM, Friday, May 27, 2011 at Chris Walsh's local office, 9 Vernon St., Framingham, MA, (which is located just off Edgell Rd. next to the Framingham Centre Common).

The two State Reps. will update constituents on the latest news and events and look forward to addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

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November 2, 2010 - Election Results

Filed under: Politics by News Staff at 9:32 pm on November 2, 2010
2010 Ballot

Who is Framingham's newest State Rep ?

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Below are the "unofficial" tallies of votes cast in Framingham for the November 2, 2010 Massachusetts State Election. These tallies are for Framingham only, the outcome of the majority of these races and the results of ballot initiatives depend on statewide election returns.

The only race which was decided entirely by Framingham voter is the election of State Rep. for the 6th Middlesex District, the seat currently held by Pam Richardson.  You'll have to read through the list to see who is going to be Framingham's newest State Rep...

Party designations are listed as: (R) = Republican, (D) = Democrat, (I) = Independent, (G-R) = Green-Rainbow, and (U) = Unenrolled. ...[read more]


6th Middlesex MA State Rep Debates

Filed under: Politics by Randy Harris at 12:08 pm on October 29, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - A debate between candidates vying to be the next State Representative for the 6th Middlesex District was held October 25, 2010.

The debate brought together candidates Jim Pillsbury, (an Independent), Jim Rizoli, (also Independent), and Chris Walsh, a Democrat who beat out current State Rep. Pam Richardson, for the their party's nomination in the primaries.

The debate, which I could only describe as; "Watching a train wreck that somehow righted itself before pulling into the station", is actually a testament ...[read more]


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