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Mass Legislature Passes Budget, Local Lawmakers’ Programs Funded
BOSTON — Better late than never.
The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed a compromise $40.2 billion state budget today. The House approved the spending plan on a 140-9 vote, while the Senate passed it by a 36-2 vote.
The budget trims spending about $400-$500 million, because of a $733 mil…
Recreational Marijuana Bill In Conference Committee
Boston (AP) - After a week of sharp divisions and heated rhetoric over the future of the Massachusetts' recreational marijuana law, it's now up to a conference committee of six legislators to try and sort everything out.
The panel will try over the next week to resolve differences between a House bil…
Cellphone Ban Moves Forward on Beacon Hill
A bill that would prohibit all use of hand-held cellphones by motorists in Massachusetts has moved forward on Beacon Hill.
The measure has been endorsed by the Legislature's transportation committee and was given preliminary approval in the House on Wednesday without debate...
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.
Massachusetts prisons and jails have never sent inmates to w…

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