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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increase Passes House, Heads To Senate

A bill that would raise Massachusetts' $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 could soon be law.

The House of Representatives approved a compromise measure on Wednesday on a 124-24 vote after a brief debate

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Board Approves MBTA Fare Hike, Buys 40 New Buses

MBTA fares are on the way up.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's board of directors voted Wednesday to increase the price of bus, subway, and commuter rail passes.

The fare increases, first announced in March, will take effect July 1

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Massachusetts Senate To Revisit Minimum Wage Hike

The state Senate is set to again take up a proposed increase in the minimum wage in an effort to break a procedural logjam with the House over the issue.

Senators are expected Thursday to debate a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour over three years, while tying future increases to the rate of inflation

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Mass. Reports Jump in July Tax Revenue Gains

Massachusetts is reporting July tax collections that were up 9 percent compared with what the state took in last July.

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SRTA Proposes Fare Changes, Seniors Not Happy

Younger people are pleased with, while senior citizens are balking at the bus fare changes proposed by SRTA.

Southeastern Regional Transit Authority administrator Erik Rousseau explained the changes as a flat fee with one free transfer for $1

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SRTA Fares May Be Going Up

The fare to ride SRTA buses may be going up.

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Invasion of the Seals

Fishermen and others on Nantucket say a large increase in seals is fouling ponds and crowding out fishing. The Cape Cod Times reports that Crocker Snow Jr., whose family has owned a portion of a small island since 1948, says the number of adult seals on the island has increased to more than 3,500 last year, from 19 in 1994. He calls it a complete explosion in the population.

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