FRAMINGHAM – The Massachusetts Senate today voted in favor of Senate Bill 2014, An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension, Senator Karen E. Spilka (D-Ashland) announced. This bill repeals the current law that subjects individuals convicted of a non-violent drug offense to an automatic license suspension for up to five years and a license reinstatement fee… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Senate President Stan Rosenberg today announced his leadership team and Committee chairmanship assignments. Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) has been named the new Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, which oversees the budget and finances of the Commonwealth. “I would first like to thank Senate President Stan Rosenberg for this honor,” said… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is pleased to announce the appointments of nine commissioners to the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women. The Commissioners are as follows: Cathy Ashton of Wayland, Leonor Filipe of Framingham, Patricia Hohl of Framingham, Kelly Love of Norwood, Jennifer Maseda of Natick, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert of… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Friday, December 5, 2014, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5) met with Framingham Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stacy Scott and his leadership team to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Framingham schools, students and families. The group discussed… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Governor Deval Patrick recently signed legislation establishing the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women. The legislation was filed by Senator Karen Spilka at the request of women in the MetroWest area and organized by the United Way of Tri-County. The MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women will consist of nine commissioners appointed… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Join Senator Karen Spilka and Puja Mehta, Senator Spilka’s District and Constituent Services Director, for district office hours on Friday, April 18th in Framingham and Natick and on Friday, April 25th in Franklin and Medway. Senator Spilka and/or staff members will be available to update constituents on the latest news and events from the… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – State Senator Karen Spilka has been named a Champion for Change in juvenile justice reform by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Models for Change initiative. She was recognized at the 8th annual Models for Change national conference on Monday, December 16th, 2013 in Washington, D.C. for her leadership on a broad… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Monday, July 1st, 2013, Karen Spilka launched her congressional campaign in front of over 200 supporters who braved the weather and the heat to show their support for her run for U.S. Congress. Karen was introduced by Bobby Bower of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, who referred to Karen as a champion of the middle… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – On Sunday morning, May 19th Senator Karen Spilka was presented with the Citizen Laureate Award at the Framingham State University graduate commencement ceremony. The award, given annually to an individual who has consistently supported the University, was awarded to Spilka in recognition of her advocacy on behalf of the MetroWest region. President Flanagan praised… [read more].
FRAMINGHAM, MA – Massachusetts State Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) filed a bill Friday that would prohibit the use of public funds to purchase bottled water, a bill that would reduce waste, energy use, and costs. “There is no reason we should spend taxpayers’ money on a product that is unnecessary, expensive and harmful to the environment when… [read more].