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Montigny: Time For Closer Look At UMass System Expenses

State Senator Mark Montigny of New Bedford belives it's time for the Legislature and Governor to take a close look at all expenses in the University of Massachusetts System. 

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Mass. Senate to Take Up Transportation Bill On Saturday

The state Senate has scheduled a rare Saturday session to take up a hotly-contested transportation finance bill that was approved by the House earlier in the week.
 
    The Senate had originally planned to debate the bill on Thursday, but leaders decided to give members until 5 p

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Patrick Continues To Push Tax Plan With Lawmakers

Gov. Deval Patrick is renewing his push for new revenues to pay for transportation and education initiatives, while acknowledging concerns about his plan to raise the state income tax.
 
    The tax changes proposed by the governor, aimed at raising nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year starting July 1, have so far received a lukewarm reception from legislative leaders on Beacon Hill

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Supplemental Budget Includes Funding For Bristol Corrections Officers

 

A supplemental budget passed in the Mass. Senate on Tuesday contains some good news for corrections officers in Bristol County.  The spending plan includes $1.6 million to cover cost of living and salary increases for the corrections officers, who have long been the lowest paid in the state.  S

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Montigny Named To Senate Leadership Post

Senator Mark Montigny has been named to a key leadership post by Senate President Therese Murray. 

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Compunding Pharmacies Subject Of Mass. Senate Hearing

 

State Senator Mark Montigny says there should have been more regulation on the Mass. Compounding Pharmacies right from the start.  One such pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, is being blamed for producing a tainted steroid that officials say caused  a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis, and 44 deaths.  T

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