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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Jacqueline Galloway sharing her personal accounts of working for low wages in the healthcare field.

Healthcare Workers In The SouthCoast Are Calling For A Living Wage

Some of the most vital staff in local hospitals aren't making a living wage.

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Montigny Supports Gov. Baker’s Plans To Reduce Deficit

Governor Charlie Baker has only served one full day in office, but is already working to cut the state's budget deficit that could amount to over $500 million.

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Kickoff New 2-Year Session

The Democratic-controlled state Legislature is beginning a new two-year session, one day before a new Republican governor, Charlie Baker, takes office on Beacon Hill.

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UPDATE: Panel Recommends Salary Hikes For Top Pols

An advisory board recommends increasing the Massachusetts governor's annual pay to $250,000 while also giving sizable raises to other statewide officials and top legislative leaders.
The Special Advisory Commission on Public Compensation says the governor's pay should increase from $151,800 to $185,000 plus a new, yearly $65,000 housing allowance

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Incumbent Markey Defeats Curren In 9th Bristol District

Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth is thanking his supporters and campaign volunteers for helping him in his victorious re-election campaign.

Markey easily defeated Patrick Curren of Dartmouth in the 9th Bristol District, which includes the town of Dartmouth and two precincts in New Bedford

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Group Sues To Stop The Installation Of Ramps

A Beacon Hill residents association has sued the city of Boston to stop the installation of sidewalk ramps for the disabled the civic group says would spoil the character of the historic neighborhood.

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New Bedford Woman Honored On Beacon Hill

A New Bedford woman is honored on Beacon Hill this week.

Guiomar Silveira was presented with the Heritage Day of Portugal Award Tuesday at a State House ceremony.

State Representative Antonio Cabral, House Chairman of the Portuguese American Legislative Caucus, planned and organized the ceremony

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Leadership Vows Changes In “Peeping Tom” Law

Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
 
    The sense of urgency on Beacon Hill comes a day after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law

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Taunton State Hospital Is Slated To Close
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Lawmaker Wants To Expand Services At Taunton State

State Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth wants the state to expand services at Taunton State Hospital.  Right now,  there are a small number of beds there to serve the mentally ill. 

Rep. Markey thinks Taunton State would also be a great place to offer serves for women with addiction issues

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Mass State House

Beacon Hill Officials Agree on Budget Estimates

Top budget officials in the Patrick administration and the Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed on a single estimate for how much the state is expected to collect in revenue in the fiscal year beginning July 1

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