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Montigny Appointed to Two Top Positions
Senator Mark Montigny has been appointed to two of the top leadership positions in the Massachusetts State Senate.
The New Bedford Democrat was appointed Assistant Majority Leader, as well as chairman of the powerful Committee on Rules Wednesday...
Montigny Could Make Extra $50k in Stipends
Senator Mark Montigny is coming under fire from critics of the state legislature's recent pay raise, after it was revealed the New Bedford Democrat could get a raise of up to $50,000 under the new legislative pay bill.
The $18 million pay raise package was passed in both chambers of the sta…
Senator Montigny Honors AHA Director
Senator Mark Montigny surprised AHA! New Bedford director Lee Heald on Friday with an official Senate citation.
The citation was to honor Heald for her instrumental role in securing New Bedford's position as the "Most Creative Community" from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.…
Lawmakers To Revisit Pot Law
BOSTON (AP) - Legislative leaders have made clear they're not through with making changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana initiative, but it remains to be seen whether future action amounts to an overhaul of or a mere tinkering with the new law...
Hodgson Won’t Oppose Warren in 2018
Elizabeth Warren announced on Friday that she will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2018, but you can count Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson out of the running for someone who might oppose the Democrat.
Appearing with WBSM's Chris McCarthy, a caller brought up the idea of Hodgson running for …
Senate Bill Would Boost State’s Reliance on Renewable Energy
BOSTON (AP) — Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill designed to ramp up the state's reliance on renewable sources of energy, including offshore wind and hydropower.
The plan detailed Friday establishes more aggressive energy targets than a similar bill approved by the Ho…

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