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Mass. Senate Okays Budget Shortfall Plan

A day after the Massachusetts House approved a bill to close a projected $768 million state budget shortfall, the Massachusetts Senate quickly followed suit.

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Mass. House Okays Baker’s Budget Shortfall Plan

Partisan politics did not surface in the Mass. House on Wednesday, when lawmakers, mostly all Democrats, gave near-unanimous support to a budget shortfall plan offered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker

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Budget Talks Ongoing At State House

Budget negotiators in Gov. Charlie Baker's office and the Massachusetts House and Senate have estimated how much the state is expected to collect in revenue during the next fiscal year that begins July 1

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Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.

Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around the entrances to abortion clinics

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Baker Supports Minimum Wage Hike

Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker is backing an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.50 per hour, but says it should be coupled with tax breaks for individuals and small businesses

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State Senate Moves Minimum Wage Proposal Forward

The state Senate has approved a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage while also offering business-friendly changes in the state's unemployment insurance.

Thursday's action by the Senate was largely an attempt by Democratic leaders to break a procedural logjam with the House and allow negotiations to begin over an increase in the $8 per hour minimum wage, which has not changed in the past five years

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State Budget Includes Research Funding For SMAST

The Massachusetts House is giving a boost to fishery research programs at UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford has added an amendent to the state budget sending $450,000 to SMAST to study yellowtail flounder and cod populations

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Mass. House Approves Limited Tax Amnesty Plan

The Massachusetts House has approved a limited tax amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers.

The House voted overwhelmingly on Monday to add the measure, sponsored by Republican leader Brad Jones, as an amendment to the state's $36

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House Approves Ban On Handcuffing Female Prisoners During Childbirth

The Massachusetts House has unanimously approved a bill outlawing the practice of handcuffing women prisoners to hospital beds during childbirth.

The bill approved Wednesday would create a uniform ban on restraining women during pregnancy, labor and delivery in state and county correctional facilities unless they present a specific safety or flight risk

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Leadership Vows Changes In “Peeping Tom” Law

Massachusetts lawmakers are vowing to act quickly to pass legislation outlawing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.
 
    The sense of urgency on Beacon Hill comes a day after the state's highest court ruled that a man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law

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