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House Majority Leader Ron Mariano and Sen. Pat Jehlen, lead negotiators on the Legislature's compromise marijuana bill, explained details of the final bill Monday afternoon alongside fellow conferees/Sam Doran, SHNS
House Majority Leader Ron Mariano and Sen. Pat Jehlen, lead negotiators on the Legislature's compromise marijuana bill, explained details of the final bill Monday afternoon alongside fellow conferees/Sam Doran, SHNS

Marijuana Deal Raises Tax Rates, Alters Pot Shop Rules

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Almost three weeks later than they had hoped, lawmakers on Monday struck an accord on marijuana policy that would tax retail pot sales at a maximum rate of 20 percent and paves the way for those sales to begin in just under a year...

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Governor Baker Vetoes $320 Million from State Budget

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Ten days ago, the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved what would be the state's first budget in excess of forty billion dollars - $40...

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Kris Connor/Getty Images for EMILY's List

AG Healey Wants Corporate Manslaughter Back on State’s Agenda

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Attorney General Maura Healey joined worker safety advocates Tuesday to ask lawmakers to update the penalty for companies found responsible for death -- a fine that has not changed since before Maine voted to secede from Massachusetts...

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Mass. Statehouse / Getty Images

MA Lawmakers Discuss Bill Lowering Age of Consent for Abortions to 16

On Tuesday, the Joint Committee on Public Health discussed Bill S.754, which is designed to safeguard the health care decisions of young adults...

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Marijuana Supporters March In Hemp Parade
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Beacon Hill Marijuana Talks Drag On

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Sen. Will Brownsberger shrugged Monday when asked if marijuana legislation negotiators are working off a new deadline...

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Marijuana Supporters March In Hemp Parade
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Budget, Marijuana Bills Appear to Be Linked

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Negotiations over a new state budget and legislation overhauling the retail marijuana legalization law might appear on paper to have little to do with one another...

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Massachusetts Among Six States Operating Without a Budget in Place

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Five days into the new fiscal year, Massachusetts has scant and dwindling company on the list of states yet to finalize a 2018 spending plan...

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Setti Warren speaking outside New Bedford City Hall.|Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Setti Warren speaking outside New Bedford City Hall.|Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Gov. Candidate Warren Stops in New Bedford, Responds to Comments by Baker

NEW BEDFORD — Gubernatorial candidate and Newton Mayor Setti Warren paid a visit to City Hall Wednesday as part of his campaign's grassroots approach to Beacon Hill, while also addressing recent comments made by Governor Charlie Baker.

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Advocates Seek Repeal Of Family Cap In Welfare Benefits

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Democratic lawmakers and advocates for low-income residents are calling for a change in state welfare rules that deny additional increases in benefits for parents who have more children while on welfare...

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Christopher Furlong via getty images
Christopher Furlong via getty images

More Debate On Recreational Marijuana

BOSTON (AP) - Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the new law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill...

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