Framingham Source • October 17 2019
“As lawmakers, our number one job is to protect the most vulnerable among us and these pieces of legislation do just that,” said Senate President Karen E. Spilka. Read article.
MassLIVE • October 3 2019
The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday passed a major overhaul of the education funding formula, which would require the state to spend another $1.5 billion annually on public education by the time it is fully implemented. Read article.
The Boston Globe • September 19 2019
House and Senate leaders Thursday unveiled long-awaited legislation to overhaul the state’s antiquated school-funding formula that they say would pump an additional $1.4 billion in local aid to schools over the next seven years. Read Article.
MetroWest Daily News • September 17 2019
State political and public health officials met in Framingham on Tuesday to address the outbreak of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Read article.
The Boston Globe • July 21 2019
Three weeks into the fiscal year, legislative leaders on Sunday filed a compromise state budget proposal that plows nearly $270 million more into public school spending. Read article
WWLP-22 News • July 12 2019
Legislators collected more than 3,000 diapers to give to families all across the state, but that’s not all they’re doing to help children in need. Watch video.
Framingham Source • June 27 2019
The Massachusetts Senate today, June 27, passed An Act Relative to Collective Bargaining Dues, which helps protect a public unions’ ability to effectively represent all workers in labor agreements following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case Janus v. AFSCME. Read article.
WBZ-TV • June 20 2019
Senate President Karen Spilka is strongly supporting a bill on Beacon Hill that could change how gender is identified on state documents. Watch video.
NECN • June 19, 2019
Senate President Karen Spilka sits down with NECN’s Sue O’Connell to discuss legislative priorities. Watch video .
MetroWest Daily News • May 7, 2019
Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, says the proposed budget calls for $5.176 billion in Chapter 70 education aid to municipalities, a $268 million increase over the current budget. Read article.
MetroWest Daily News • March 30, 2019
State Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, has been talking about a tax code working group since early January, but it appears now it’s close to fruition. Read article.
MetroWest Daily News • July 26, 2018
An Ashland resident will lead the Senate for the first time, as veteran legislator Karen Spilka was elected Senate president Thursday. Spilka succeeds Sen. Harriet Chandler. Read article
WWLP-22 News • July 26, 2018
Just days before formal sessions come to an end, Interim Senate President Harriette Chandler handed the gavel to Ashland Democrat Senator Karen Spilka, the state senate's next president. Watch video
The Republican • July 26, 2018
On Thursday, it will indisputably be Spilka's time: she'll be voted in as the 95th president of the Massachusetts Senate. Read article
WCVB • July 25, 2018
State Sen. Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, will be the third president this session when she replaces the current president, Sen. Harriette Chandler of Worcester. Watch video
MetroWest Daily News • July 13, 2018
Thanks to $25 million in state money, MassBay Community College will continue to have a presence in Framingham through a new health sciences center. Read article
Boston Globe • March 21, 2018
“Senators have made clear that they want certainty in leadership to allow us to focus solely on the vitally important work to be done on behalf of the people at this time,” she said. “It’s time to turn the page and usher in a new era of collaborative leadership in the Senate.” Read article
WCVB • April 29, 2018
Incoming Mass. Senate president Sen. Karen Spilka joins On The Record to talk about the latest on Beacon Hill. Watch video
Framingham Source • March 15, 2018
Senate 1155, An Act relative to protecting puppies and kittens, filed by Senator Karen Spilka, ensures that puppies and kittens are bred and sold in safe and healthy environments and strengthens the Massachusetts “Puppy Lemon Law” to give pet owners more options if they unknowingly purchase a sick pet. Read article
NBC10 Boston • May 25, 2018
A bill the could save the lives of first responders in Massachusetts is one step closer to becoming law. The Senate has approved the First Responder Peer Support Bill which would allow first responders to ask for help from their peers, as opposed to a counselor or a supervisor, with confidentiality. The bill, which moved forward with the help of Senator Karen Spilka, still needs final approval. Watch video