Massachusetts Senate

State Reps Sound Off on Pay Raise for Legislature
Two state representatives offered differing viewpoints on the recent pay raise for state legislators on Friday’s edition of The Barry Richard Show on WBSM.
The bill came about after an advisory committee pushed it through last week, the day before the Presidential Inauguration, in qui…
Mass Lawmakers Getting a Pay Raise in New Year
Minimum wage workers aren't the only ones getting a pay boost in 2017.
Governor Charlie Baker's administration announced on Thursday that Massachusetts state legislators will see a pay increase next year. The annual base compensation for members of the House and Senate will go from the curr…
Lawmakers Move To Ban Plastic Shopping Bags In Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Senate has overwhelming endorsed a budget rider banning single-use plastic bags at many supermarkets and stores in the Bay State.  The vote was 29-9.
The State House News Service says the proposal would ban the use of plastic bags at stores with gross square…
Update: Welfare Overhaul Bill Clears Senate
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a welfare overhaul bill.
The bill would revive a 1995 state program designed to help place welfare recipients in full-time work and require the Department of Transitional Assistance to assign specialists to help high-risk recipients...

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