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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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Rep. Henriquez Expelled From Mass. House

The Mass. House of Representatives has expelled state Rep. Carlos Henriquez, who is serving a six-month jail sentence after being convicted of assaulting a former girlfriend.
 
    The 146-5 vote came after less than two hours of debate

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State Lawmakers Begin Budget Review

Massachusetts House and Senate lawmakers are kicking off their annual budget deliberations with a hearing on Gov. Deval Patrick’s $36.2 billion spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year.

House and Senate Ways and Means committees will hear testimony from members of the Patrick administration and other top Beacon Hill officials at Tuesday’s hearing, including state Treasurer Steve Grossman and Attorney General Martha Coakley

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Update: Mass. Senate Approves Minimum Wage Hike

 

The Massachusetts Senate has voted to increase the state's minimum wage from $8 per hour to $11 by 2016 and tie subsequent increases to inflation.
 
    The bill, approved by a 32-7 vote, would hike the wage for the state's lowest-paid workers in increments over the next three years, with the new wage kicking in next July.
 

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Patrick Signs “Tech Tax” Repeal

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill repealing a less than two-month-old tax on computer and software services.
 
    The governor's press office announced the signing in a one-sentence release Friday

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Lawmakers Repeal Technology Tax

The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.

The House backed the repeal by a 156-1 vote when it met in a formal session Wednesday.

Gov. Deval Patrick has said he's open to repealing the tax, which state officials had estimated would generate $161 million in the fiscal year that began July 1

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Koczera Will Vote “No” On Tribal Casino Compact

Rep. Robert Koczera of New Bedford says he'll be voting against the casino compact agreed to by Gov. Patrick and the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, and he hopes his colleagues will do the same. 

The tribe is hoping to build a resort casino in Taunton, but has yet to convince the federal government to put land in trust for the project

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State Lawmakers Want To Tighten Controls On Welfare Benefits

Calls to toughen oversight of Massachusetts' welfare system are growing at the Statehouse.
 
    A group of Beacon Hill lawmakers led by House and Senate Republicans are stepping up pressure on negotiators to include in the state budget restrictions designed to guarantee that welfare benefits are reserved for the state's neediest residents

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