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Confederate Flag Bill Advancing in South Carolina Senate
24/7 News Source - A bill that would remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol is past a key vote in the state Senate.
The bill survived a second reading today by a vote of 37-3. That's more than the two-thirds it will need to ultimately pass...
Senate Removes Insurance Surcharge From Headlights Law
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Senate has voted to join the House in softening the impact of the new state law that requires motorists to turn their headlights on whenever they are operating their windshield wipers.
Under a state budget amendment unanimously approved by senators on Tuesday, those wh…
Local Social Workers Demand More State Funding
Social workers in the Greater Fall River area held the first in a series of statewide pickets, spreading awareness of what they say is an underfunded field.
Members of SEIU Local 509 gathered in Fall River Tuesday, calling on the State Senate to increase the number of social workers by adding $29 mil…
Update: House Passes One-Week Funding Bill For DHS
Update:  The U.S. House of Representatives passed a one-week funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday night.  President Obama signed the measure just before midnight.
(Earlier Story)
:  It's back to the drawing board as a short-term bill funding the Departme…
Republicans Settle In On Capitol Hill
Optimistic Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
Before the new Congress was two hours old, a veto showdown with President Barack Obama was set as the White House announced he…
Patrick Signs Abortion Clinic Security Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
Wednesday's signing comes a little more than one month after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2007 state law that established a protest-free 35-foot ``buffer zone'' around th…

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