Bill protects students, establishes new reporting guidelines for public higher education system (more…)
Bill will invest $1.5 billion in public schools, update statewide education policy, and support effective approaches to closing opportunity gaps for students throughout the Commonwealth. (more…)
On Tuesday, October 1st, Senator Welch and the members of the Joint Committee on Financial Services heard testimony on the need for expanded access to telemedicine. (more…)
BOSTON– On Thursday, March 22nd the Massachusetts Senate passed two bills improving practical education for our students: one to improve financial literacy and the other to increase civic engagement. (more…)
On March 14th, students in schools from around the country participated in National Walkout Day in protest of gun violence. Senator Welch joined the students from West Springfield High School during their walkout, hoping to not only show his support for their message, but also add to the growing number of voices calling for action.
On March 9 Senator Welch joined US Senator Elizabeth Warren at Springfield Technical Community College for an Open House. Senator Welch started off the event by introducing Senator Warren to the crowd, applauding her for championing equality.and her leadership on health care.
BOSTON, MA – Today the Massachusetts State Senate passed legislation to protect patients’ access to confidential health care. In an effort to maintain the confidentiality of patients covered as dependents on another person’s insurance policy, the “PATCH Act” requires insurance carriers to issue common summary of payment forms directly to the patient. (more…)
On February 9th Senator Welch co-sponsored pizza day at the Chicopee Senior Center. This event was part of Senator Welch’s “Pizza Party with your State Senator” event series. The parties are a casual way to start conversations with constituents that hopefully continue through regular contact with Senator Welch’s office when people have concerns, an opinion, a suggestion, or need help with something.
BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate today voted to authorize up to $3.65 billion in bonds for repairs and improvements of capital facilities across the Commonwealth. Spending authorizations in the bill include bonds for state university and community college campus improvements, public safety and security facilities and clean energy and efficiency programs.