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[RICHARD] MA Lawmakers in Pay Raise Showdown

Governor Charlie Baker has promised to veto the 18 million dollar pay raise that state lawmakers have awarded themselves, but it may not be enough to keep the money grab from occurring since the vote to approve was veto proof in both chambers

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Barry Richard – MA and Congressional Lawmakers Have Ambitious Agendas For 2017

 

The holidays are over and state and federal lawmakers are preparing to deal with busy agendas in the coming year.

The Massachusetts Legislature kicks off the 2017-2018 session on Wednesday and it promises to be a busy one.  C...

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Brewing Budget Battle On Beacon Hill

A simmering dispute between Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and the Democratic-controlled Legislature over Massachusetts' state finances boiled over last week when Baker announced nearly $100 million in unilateral spending cuts...

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Legislature Wraps Up Session

 

The Massachusetts Legislature has ended its formal two-year session with a flurry of last-minute action on major bills.

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Cabral Says Sales Tax Holiday Unlikely This Year

It seems unlikely that there will be a sales tax holiday this year.

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Cabral Discusses Energy Bill

As the legislature is winding down its session for the year one of the bills being worked on is an omnibus energy bill that includes provisions regarding an increase in the use of offshore wind.

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Bill Would Make Deliberate Attacks On Police A Hate Crime

A bill being filed on Beacon Hill could make make it a hate crime to target police officers.

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Business Group Bullish On Southcoast Rail

A Southcoast realtor still thinks commuter rail service to New Bedford and Fall River can happen.

Paul Chasse heads a coalition of businesspeople supporting the Southcoast Rail Project...

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State House Passes Bill To Improve Access To Public Records

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a public records reform measure on Wednesday that makes it easier for individuals to access those records.

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Rep. Haddad Hopes For Quick Action On Energy Bill

State Rep. Patricia Haddad of Somerset is hoping for quick action on a much talked about energy bill on Beacon Hill.

Haddad says the bill would clear the way for more hydro, solar and offshore wind development in Massachusetts...

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