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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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State Senate to Tackle Welfare Overhaul

Senate leaders are proposing a sweeping overhaul of the state's welfare system that seeks to put more welfare recipients back in the workforce while reducing fraud and waste. 

Under the bill outlined on Monday, able-bodied people would be required to seek work _ first on their own and later with the help of state-sponsored job training programs _ before they can collect benefits

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Coakley, Murray, Raise Questions About Disposal Of Nuclear Fuel

 

Attorney General Martha Coakley and state Senate President Therese Murray are calling on Congress to address a longstanding problem of what to do with the spent fuel at commercial nuclear power plants.

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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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