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House Passes Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage, Enact Reforms to Unemployment Insurance, Enhance Protections for Domestic Workers


(April 3–BOSTON) Representative Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) joined his House colleagues this week to pass a bill that reforms the state’s unemployment insurance system (UI) and raises the minimum wage, changes that will make both systems more fair and equitable for all. The legislation addresses minimum wage and UI in tandem. [...]

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Rethinking drugs and incarceration


MetroWest Daily News Column By Rep. Tom Sannicandro Feb. 16, 2014 The United States represents 5 percent of the world’s population but has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Nonviolent drug related crimes account for 50 percent of the US prison population. In Massachusetts and across the country we [...]

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ASHLAND ENTERPRISE FUND TO BECOME LAW


(ASHLAND, Feb. 14, 2014) – State Representative Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland) and State Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) announced today that House Bill 3627, an act to establish an enterprise fund for Ashland’s athletic fields, passed the Senate and is headed to the Governor’s desk to be signed. “This home rule petition [...]

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This Friday, Feb. 7th Ashland and Framingham Office Hours


Framingham Office Hours On Friday, February 7th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at 9 Vernon Street – jointly hosted with Rep. Chris Walsh. Ashland Office Hours On Friday, February 7th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Bodacious Bagels at 300 Eliot Street. Representative Sannicandro encourages residents to come discuss any questions [...]

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Parents of Framingham students invited to take state survey


(Jan. 30th, MetroWest Daily News) — The state’s education department is inviting parents of children in the Framingham public schools to participate in a survey this winter, the district announced today. The survey is online at http://www.maparentcohort2.com/ and will be open until March 21. The Framingham schools will provide daily [...]

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Governor’s Higher Ed Budget FY 2015


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Cooking Up Solutions for Massachusetts Higher Education


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Stirring up the pot in 2014


Dear Friends, The start of 2014 launches the second year of our current legislative session. As you may know, the 188th General Court that began in January 2013 concludes this summer on July 31, 2014. There is a lot to cover between now and the end of July and many [...]

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This Friday, Jan. 10th Ashland and Framingham Office Hours


Framingham Office Hours On Friday, January 10th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at 9 Vernon Street – jointly hosted with Rep. Chris Walsh. Ashland Office Hours On Friday, January 10th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at Bodacious Bagels at 300 Eliot Street. Representative Sannicandro encourages residents to come discuss any [...]

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Target Credit Card Breach Information


Please be advised. According to Target, credit and debit card information for approximately 40 million consumers may have been compromised between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15. If you believe you were effected, please read the below statement form the Attorney Generals office: IN WAKE OF TARGET DATA BREACH, AG COAKLEY OFFERS [...]

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