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Senate Votes Volleyball As Massachusetts Official Team Sport

Massachusetts lawmakers are serving up a special honor for the sport of volleyball.

The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday for a bill designating volleyball _ which was invented in 1895 at a YMCA in the city of Holyoke _ as the state's official ``recreational and team sport

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Massachusetts Minimum Wage Increase Passes House, Heads To Senate

A bill that would raise Massachusetts' $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 could soon be law.

The House of Representatives approved a compromise measure on Wednesday on a 124-24 vote after a brief debate

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Massachusetts Senate To Revisit Minimum Wage Hike

The state Senate is set to again take up a proposed increase in the minimum wage in an effort to break a procedural logjam with the House over the issue.

Senators are expected Thursday to debate a bill that would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour over three years, while tying future increases to the rate of inflation

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Obama Pushes “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

 

President Obama is again pushing House Republicans to embrace comprehensive immigration reform. 

In a White House event, the President argued that the nation's immigration is broken and an overhaul is long overdue.  H

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Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling

It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.

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Boehner: It’s an Emergency, Where’s The Senate?

House Speaker John Boehner says the nation is facing a budget emergency and the Senate, like the House, should be in session to help avert a government shutdown.

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Government Shutdown Hinges On Health Care Delay

The White House and congressional Democrats say House approval of a delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push the government closer to a partial shutdown in less than 48 hours

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Scott Brown Slams Ed Markey For Voting ‘Present’

Yesterday, Massachusetts' Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren spoke about the President's plan for Syria, and Ed Markey wants more information before he casts a real vote. 

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Local Fishermen Thank Senators For Aid

Fishermen from the Northeast are thanking two key U.S. Senators for including $150 million in fishery disaster assistance in a recent appropriations bill.

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Mass. Senator Flip Flops On New Tax

First she was for it, and now State Senator Karen Spilka has changed her mind about the new computer software services tax, and wants it repealed!

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