SAVE THE DATE
My annual Senior Health & Wellness Fair will be held at Keefe Technical School in Framingham on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.
EVENTS ACROSS THE DISTRICT
Ashland High School
Saturday, March 22nd
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Exploring options and opportunities for after high school? The Ashland Education Foundation and the Ashland Parent Teacher Organization are sponsoring a terrific event for students and families to learn about colleges and career paths. For more information, click here.
Tuesday, March 25th
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and the MetroWest Tourism and Visitors Bureau present Taste of MetroWest, an annual event showcasing our area's best restaurants, caterers, gourmet and ethnic markets, wineries and brewhouses. For more information about this fun, inexpensive evening out in MetroWest, click here.
Framingham Centre Common
Saturday, April 26th
Learn about ways to conserve energy, make sustainable choices, support local businesses, preserve natural habitats, and reduce, reuse and recycle. The event includes live music, kids activities, local food, and educational workshops. More details here.
INTERN IN MY STATE HOUSE OFFICE
We are always looking for motivated individuals to work as interns in my office. This is a great opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of Beacon Hill and the legislative process. For more information, visit my website. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to Puja Mehta at Puja.Mehta@masenate.gov.
With Spring hopefully just around the corner, I'm pleased to share news about recent progress in the Senate on my legislative priorities and highlights of the many exciting community events happening across MetroWest. These upcoming events are a great opportunity to spend quality time with friends, neighbors and family and explore the activities and attractions our region has to offer. For more updates, visit my website, follow me on Twitter and "like" my Facebook page.
See you around MetroWest!
Senator Karen E. Spilka
Anti-Shackling and Safe Pregnancies
Tax Fairness Commission
As part of last year's Transportation Finance Reform bill, I advocated for the creation of a Tax Fairness Commission to evaluate our state's system of taxation and find ways to ensure that the system is equitable and fair for all. The Commission issued its final report last week, making 5 recommendations for a more progressive tax structure. Read more here.
Last month, the MA Supreme Judicial Court ruled that police need warrants in order to search cell phone records. The issue of the privacy of our electronic information is becoming increasingly critical, and now is the time to pass my Electronic Privacy Act. Read more about the SJC's ruling and the larger issue of data privacy here.
Ten years ago, the 495/MetroWest Partnership and the MetroWest Daily News joined forces to report on the region's Top 10 Transportation Nightmares. A decade later, some issues have improved, but other problems still need attention:
As a follow-up to the 2004 survey and report, they are soliciting nominations for today's top "transportation nightmares." Knowing where the trouble spots are helps us all work to fix them. Reliable, well-maintained transportation infrastructure is key for quality of life and economic development in our community. This project is a terrific way to identify our region's top needs.
Make your voice heard: submit your nightmares by filling out this nomination form.
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