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Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson watched from the front row as Rep. Antonio Cabral approached to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sam Doran/SHNS
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson watched from the front row as Rep. Antonio Cabral approached to testify before the Judiciary Committee on Monday. Sam Doran/SHNS

House Passes Bill Banning Inmate Labor from Building Border Wall

BOSTON, MA — The House on Wednesday voted to prevent the use of inmate labor beyond the borders of Massachusetts over the objections of Republicans who argued that existing law addresses the issue and questioned why it was a priority...

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House Judiciary Committee Meetings/Youtube
House Judiciary Committee Meetings/Youtube

Hodgson: ‘Shame on Elected Officials’ Ahead of House Vote

Wednesday morning, the Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote on two bills proposed by State Representative Antonio Cabral of New Bedford, aimed at blocking Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson's proposed programs...

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Assortment of fresh vegetables and fruit
Viktor Fischer

Rep. Markey Pushes Legislation to Support ‘Buy Local’ Efforts

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives once again reaffirmed its commitment to local agriculture by passing legislation that continues to support “Buy Local” efforts throughout the Commonwealth...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Federal Legislators Tour New Bedford Fisheries, Discuss At-Sea Monitoring

The City of New Bedford welcomed a possible congressional ally for the fishing industry Thursday to tour fisheries along the harbor. 

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Tony Cabral
Jim Donnelly, youtube

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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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

House Approves Bill To Block Syrian Refugees From Entering U.S.

(Associated Press) - The House has rebuked President Barack Obama by ignoring his veto threat and approving a Republican bill erecting fresh barriers for Syrian and Iraqi refugees trying to enter the United States...

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U.S. Supreme Court / Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
U.S. Supreme Court / Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Another Challenge To Obamacare Reaches Supreme Court

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails

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Peter Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images
Peter Marovich / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Update: House Passes One-Week Funding Bill For DHS

Update:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday night.  President Obama signed the measure just before midnight...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Local Fisherman Show Support For John Chapman

A Republican candidate for Congress stopped by New Bedford's Pier 3 Wednesday to talk about the local fishing industry.

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Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

House Approves Funding For Syria

A measure to train and arm up to five-thousand Syrian rebels will soon be on its way to the Senate after passage by the House.

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