December 5, 2017

Sanchez punctuates education reform bill signing

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Sam Doran / State House News Service

House Ways and Means Chairman Jeffrey Sánchez pumps his fists after high-fiving Gov. Charlie Baker at the ceremonial bill signing on Tuesday.

Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez waited nearly 16 years for the moment that arrived in Gov. Charlie Baker’s office on Tuesday.

“Sixteen years — you’re doing it! Yes! Yes!” an animated Sanchez, D-Jamaica Plain, exclaimed, bouncing up and down briefly before high-fiving the governor.
Baker invited lawmakers and Education Secretary James Peyser into his office for a ceremonial signing of a law granting school districts more flexibility in educating students who are not fluent in English.

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