The Donoghue Digest: Fall 2017 Edition

The fall edition of my newsletter is jam-packed with stories on what I’ve been up to in recent months on Beacon Hill. From the two special commissions that I established and chaired, to my work in crafting our state’s budget, … Continued

Massachusetts Leaders Unite to Condemn Hatred

In the wake of the violence and tragic deaths of three people in Charlottesville, all of us, now more than ever, must together explicitly denounce hatred, racism, and bigotry in the United States. I proudly cosponsored a joint resolution, which … Continued

Export development committee welcomes Ban Ki-moon to State House

Press Release

BOSTON – The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon visited the State House yesterday to discuss international trade and engagement with the new Joint Committee on Export Development, which aims to develop partnerships between the commonwealth and other nations … Continued

Senate budget includes Community Benefit Districts

Press Release

BOSTON – Senators voted to include language establishing Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) in the Senate budget yesterday, potentially creating a new tool for cities and towns in Massachusetts to establish local partnerships to manage and support vibrant, walkable places like … Continued

VIDEO: Lawmakers hear about advantages of more daylight

BOSTON — Many New Englanders celebrate every March when the clocks jump ahead one hour for daylight savings. Not only does it mean leaving work before the sun sets, but there’s an emotional lift that comes from knowing the darkest … Continued