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Straus Named To Conference Committee On Transportation Bill

A Southcoast lawmaker, Mattapoisett Democrat William Straus,  has been named to a conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate verisons of a State Transportation bill. 

Both branches this month approved legislation that calls for $500-million in transportation spending

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City Council Rips State Leaders on Transportation Funding

Legislative leaders and local state representatives were taken to task Thursday by the City Council, over their treatment of the Southcoast Rail project.

 

Several councilors blasted House leadership and local representatives for supporting a weakened transportation bill, that does little for advancing Southcoast Rail. Cou

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Officials Discuss Mass. Casino Compact with Feds

The State and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe may be moving closer to finalizing a revised casino compact.

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Supplemental Budget Includes Funding For Bristol Corrections Officers

 

A supplemental budget passed in the Mass. Senate on Tuesday contains some good news for corrections officers in Bristol County.  The spending plan includes $1.6 million to cover cost of living and salary increases for the corrections officers, who have long been the lowest paid in the state.  S

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Former New Bedford Mayor Lang Wants Immediate Action on South Coast Rail

New Bedford needs to prepare for South Coast Rail while we still have Governor Deval Patrick in office. That's the word from former New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang, who urged legislators and business leaders in the city this morning to lobby for funding to reconstruct hazardous freight lines throughout the area

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Councilor Lopes Suggests Virtual Classrooms for New Bedford Public Schools

A bill awaiting the signature of Governor Deval Patrick could open the door for Massachusetts public schools to make the switch to cyber-space.

The bill would allow the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to open no more than ten commonwealth virtual schools

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Gov. Patrick: Utilities “Better Be Ready” For Apparoching Hurricane Sandy

Gov. Deval Patrick is getting tough on the state's utilities as Hurricane Sandy heads to the region. 

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