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Proposed Immigration Enforcement Law Headed for State House Wednesday

Wednesday morning, State Representative James Lyons (R-Andover) will be leading a press conference on the steps of the State House to formally introduce legislation being filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives that would allow local and state law enforcement to work with federal immigration authorities to detain suspected illegal immigrants wanted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

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Lawmakers Finally Push Marijuana Bill to Governor’s Desk

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — The Legislature sent its rewrite of the voter-approved legal marijuana bill, with a higher tax rate and less power for voters, to the governor on Thursday, 255 days after about 1...

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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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"Absolutely no comments," said Sen. William Brownsberger - one of six conferees tasked with creating a final marijuana bill - when asked Thursday about the conference committee's progress ahead of a self-imposed Friday deadline. "How should I know?" was Sen. Patricia Jehlen's response to a similar question on Friday. "Every day, every hour is a surprise," said the lead Senate conferee on Friday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]
"Absolutely no comments," said Sen. William Brownsberger - one of six conferees tasked with creating a final marijuana bill - when asked Thursday about the conference committee's progress ahead of a self-imposed Friday deadline. "How should I know?" was Sen. Patricia Jehlen's response to a similar question on Friday. "Every day, every hour is a surprise," said the lead Senate conferee on Friday. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

Budget, Marijuana Bills Unresolved as State Legislators Head into Holiday Break

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — The House and Senate on Friday afternoon banged out of Beacon Hill for the holiday weekend, signaling that deals on a marijuana bill and a fiscal 2018 state budget are still out of reach...

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Koczera Proposing Bill Requiring Boating Safety Course, Licensing

If people need to take safety courses before driving a motor vehicle, then one State Representative thinks boaters should have to do the same...

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Abreu: Pot Tax Bill ‘Spits in the Face of Democracy’

The chairman of New Bedford's committee designed to help the city implement the sale of recreational marijuana thinks the proposed bill to raise the taxes on pot sales from 12 percent to 28 percent should go up in smoke...

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Pot Tax Bill Advances, But Not Without Controversy

A bill that makes major changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana bill, including higher taxes and more control for local officials over pot shops, has advanced out of a joint legislative committee, although not without controversy...

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New Tax Structure Proposed for Recreational Pot in Massachusetts

Marijuana sales would be taxed at a maximum rate of 18.75 percent under legislation being developed by the House in preparation for a Thursday vote that would also alter the oversight and local control of an industry legalized by voters last November, according to sources within the Legislature or close to the process...

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[RICHARD] Local Delegation Needs To Lead As State Budget Crisis Worsens

Members of our legislative delegation should show leadership by asking their colleagues to at least temporarily suspend recent pay hikes and stipend increases until the worsening state budget crisis is resolved...

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