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…
Nearly $3 Million in Road Repair Money May Head to New Bedford
The Massachusetts House has ok'd a bill that would send $200 million to communities across the state for road repairs. The State Senate now takes up the measure.
State Senator Mark Montigny of New Bedford realizes the significance of the surplus funding for the city and it's residents, and …
Massachusetts Lawmakers Approve Bill Targeting Opioid Abuse
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts House and Senate have given final approval to a wide-ranging effort to address the state's deadly opioid addiction crisis.
The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved the bill that would limit initial painkiller prescriptions to a seven-day supply and set an evaluation…
Naughty Neighbors
Did you hear the latest "legislation" story that will have you singing that insurance jingle, "Like a good neighbor" ... I get the concept of "Love Thy Neighbor," but Rhode Island is about to flip that around. Democrats in the Rhode Island Genera…
Massachusetts Senate Approves Overhaul of Public Records Law
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Senate has approved an overhaul of a public records law that critics have called among the most outdated and cumbersome in the nation.
The bill passed on a 35-0 vote Thursday would establish new timetables for state agencies and municipalities to comply with public rec…
Rep. William Strauss Defends Hands-Free Cell Phone Bill
State Representative William Strauss is defending the hands-free cell phone bill currently making it's way through the State Legislature.
The Senate passed a bill similar to the House version last week, requiring hands-free technology such as a bluetooth headset if drivers wish to talk on their …

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