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Future Of Education Funding Bill Is Uncertain
BOSTON (AP) _ Of all the bills that stalled out during the Massachusetts Legislature's just-completed formal session, perhaps the one creating the most heartburn is the failure to reach a deal overhauling the state's 25-year-old education funding system...
Lawmakers Reject Statewide Ban On Plastic Bags
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have decided against a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags by retail stores.
House and Senate negotiators dropped the proposal Friday from the compromise version of an environmental bond bill now awaiting final votes in the Legislature...
Massachusetts Only State In US Without A Permanent Budget
Massachusetts is the only state that has yet to put in place a permanent annual budget for the new fiscal year that began July 1.
A House-Senate conference committee has been unable to resolve all differences between their respective versions of the roughly $41 billion spending plan...
Beacon Hill Looks for Ways to Help Unions
BOSTON (AP) _ Unions have spent decades cultivating ties on Beacon Hill and now Massachusetts lawmakers are looking for ways to help unions as they weigh a recent Supreme Court decision.
The court ruled last month public employees can't be forced to pay fees to labor unions that represent them i…

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