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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…
Montigny Calls for More Offshore Wind than House Bill Provides
A bill boosting the state's renewable energy production will be debated in the Senate soon. The bill passed the House, calling for utilities to produce 1,200 megawatts each of offshore wind and canadian hydropower.
State Senator Mark Montigny wants to see offshore wind production upped to 2,000 …
Massachusetts Senate Passes Nearly $40B Budget
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a $39.5 billion budget that invests heavily in education and local aid, and funnels millions into the state's opioid abuse crisis.
Sen. Karen Spilka, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, says the budget passed late Thursday "reinforce…
Massachusetts Senate Passes Landmark Transgender Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill to ban discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations.
The Senate passed the bill with a 33-4 vote Thursday.
Democratic Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz said it's past time for Massachusetts to stay true to its history as a civil…

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