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Lawmakers Seeking $40 Million To Renovate Statehouse
Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he's seeking up to $20 million for repairs to the 160-seat House chambers, including what he called wiring and flooring issues...
Rep. Cabral Wants More Funding For DCF
State Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford says he expects much debate at the State House this week on providing more funding for the embattled Department of Children and Families.
Democrat Cabral tells WBSM News, he supports funding for D-C-F to hire more social workers, but knows there will be opposi…
Clergy Members Push For Minimum Wage Increase
A group representing clergy from around the state is urging lawmakers to agree on a bill that not only raises the minimum wage but also ties future increases in the wage to inflation.
Massachusetts Faith Voices met Thursday with representatives of House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President There…
Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.
Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great...
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 s…
Speaker’s Task Force Releases Report On Gun Laws
A task force examining the state's gun laws says Massachusetts should require background checks for most private firearms sales, increase penalties for failing to report lost or stolen guns and tighten regulations on rifle ownership.
 
    The panel created by House Speaker Ro…

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