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OPINION | Barry Richard: Give MA Taxpayers a Sales Tax Free Weekend

For a second consecutive year Massachusetts lawmakers may deny consumers a chance to shop without paying the state's 6.25 percent sales tax.

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[RICHARD] Time To Ban Hand Held Cells While Driving

We live in a time of distractions.  Distractions are all around us.  Always.  Often times those distractions are dangerous.  Case in point, cellphones and other electronic devises in the hands of people who are operating motor vehicles...

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Online Fantasy Sports Sites, FanDuel And DraftKings, Under Scrutiny Of Government
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[RICHARD] DraftKings & FanDuel Could Face New MA Taxes And Regs

Massachusetts players of fantasy sports betting companies FanDuel and DraftKings could be impacted by new taxes and regulations.

The Special Commission On Online Gaming, Fantasy Sports Gaming and Daily Fantasy Sports has until the end of July to make recommendations about regulations and taxation for the phenomenally successful gaming industry...

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[RICHARD] Sales Tax Free Weekend: Yea Or Nay?

The Massachusetts Legislature is expected to initiate discussions tomorrow on whether or not to revive the popular sales tax free weekend...

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[RICHARD] Nip Deposit Could Nip Litter Issue

If you walk the streets for exercise as I do, chances are you've seen them in the gutter.  Or on the sidewalks.  Especially in parking lots where there are liquor stores...

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[RICHARD] MASS Lawmakers: Keep Your PC Hands Off Of School Team Names

The Joint Education Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature is scheduled to hear a bill on Tuesday morning that could strip Dartmouth High School and other schools in the Commonwealth of their team names and mascots...

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[RICHARD] Rewarding Crooked State Workers With Pensions

Up until now, Massachusetts state employees who were convicted of any criminal offense related to their official roles have had to forfeit their state pension...

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[RICHARD] Our Friday Faceoff Deals With Our Need To Drain The Massachusetts Swamp

From deep-pocketed pay raises for our State Legislators to do nothing Congressional delegates there are many reasons to DRAIN THE MASSACHUSETTS SWAMP...

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JIm Phillips / TSM

[Richard] UMD And BCC Students Likely Face Tuition Hikes Again

Students of public higher education, already reeling from tuition and fee increases this year, can expect more of the same this Fall.

As the Baker Administration and state lawmakers prepare to grapple with a budget for the fiscal year that begins July1st, one thing appears likely, the cost of attending UMASS Dartmouth and Bristol Community College is going up again...

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[RICHARD] Rosenberg Calls Trump A Nazi As He Is Fleecing the Treasury

As the Massachusetts Legislature prepares for an historic vote tomorrow that will greatly increase it's pay, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, who is leading the pay raise effort, is attempting to divert attention away from his greedy deeds by likening President Trump to, we'll you guessed it, Hitler

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