Saturday, April 13, 2013
“The largest contribution to the maintenance of the Central Artery, which runs north-south, comes from MetroWest commuters, who travel east-west, forcing Mass Pike commuters to pay every day for a roadway they don’t use, in a direction they don’t travel."
Saturday, April 13
As the Senate continues to debate critical legislation to reform the state’s transportation finance system, Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) has filed a number of amendments that address the issue of transportation and taxpayer equity for the residents of MetroWest and the entire Commonwealth. “Investing in our state’s transportation and infrastructure systems is crucial to ensure a high quality of life for residents and to promote economic vitality in our communities for generations to come,” said Spilka, who represents Framingham. “This comprehensive bill addresses our critical infrastructure and transportation needs without over burdening our working residents and families. The amendments I filed to this bill will increase transportation …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Spilka: “I look forward to taking on this new role as Majority Whip and remain steadfast in my commitment to being a responsible steward for the taxpayers and an advocate for working families across the Commonwealth."
Thursday, Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) advanced Sen. Karen Spilka who represents Framingham, to serve as Majority Whip of the Massachusetts Senate. Previously, Spilka served as Assistant Majority Whip. “It is an honor to once again be appointed by Senate President Murray to serve as a member of her leadership team,” Spilka said in a press release. “I look forward to taking on this new role as Majority Whip and remain steadfast in my commitment to being a responsible steward for the taxpayers and an advocate for working families across the Commonwealth. I am eager to work with my colleagues on continuing our efforts to bring about necessary reform, promote job growth and economic development, and support the important …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.
The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey, D-Malden, says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Markey, who has been a U.S. Representative since 1976, has a regional office in downtown Framingham. Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat. The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."
Monday, June 11, 2012
A bill sponsored by Sen. Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) passed through the senate last week. The bill will expand loan modification requirements in foreclosures.
Editor's Note: the following is a press release from the office of state Sen. Karen Spilka regarding Senate passage of a bill to prevent foreclosures. The Senate Wednesday, in its latest effort to establish greater protections for homeowners, passed legislation preventing unnecessary and unlawful foreclosures, reducing the number of abandoned properties across the Commonwealth and helping to remove one of the biggest remaining barriers to our ongoing economic recovery. “In spite of our improving economy, the foreclosure crisis continues to have a ripple effect throughout the state, seriously impacting our residents, our communities and the Commonwealth as a whole,” said Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), the bill’s sponsor. “This …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Today, the Massachusetts Senate will debate legislation to address the foreclosure crisis in the Commonwealth filed earlier this session by Senator Karen Spilka, a democrate who represents Framingham.
Today, June 6 the Massachusetts Senate will debate legislation to address the foreclosure crisis in the Commonwealth filed earlier this session by Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland), who represents Framingham. The legislation, An Act to Prevent Unlawful and Unnecessary Foreclosures, filed with Attorney General Martha Coakley and lead House sponsor Representative Steven Walsh (D-Lynn) would prevent foreclosures by requiring loan modifications when it is commercially reasonable to do so and ensuring that creditors have the authority to foreclose. “This bill takes a practical and reasonable approach to address the unprecedented rate of foreclosures we are seeing and the devastating impacts the foreclosure crisis is having on our homeowners, …
Friday, August 5, 2011
State senators, including Framingham's, welcomed greek cultural and historical expert to Boston State house.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Press release: Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and Framingham's state senator Karen Spilka and other senators held a reception Thursday at the State House to welcome internationally-known businessman and dignitary Spyros Mercouris during his visit to Boston from Greece. “Spyros Mercouris is a truly inspirational man who rose from political strife and oppression to create personal prosperity that he has in turn used to promote democracy and Greek culture throughout the world,” said Tarr. “He leads us by example to know and understand the virtues of the spirit of Greece and those who prize freedom. Truly it is an honor to welcome him to the State House.” “Through his various programs and initiatives, Spyros Mercouris has worked for years…