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Secretary Of State Galvin Warns Against Budget Cuts

The state's top elections official says Massachusetts would not be able to hold a presidential primary next year under Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's state budget proposal.

Secretary of State William Galvin, a Democrat, told lawmakers on Tuesday that the spending plan ``drastically'' underfunds his elections office and he said if the money was not restored, the primary scheduled for March 1 could not be held

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State Senate To Consider New Rules For Transparency

The state Senate is considering a proposed set of rules for the 2015-2016 session that includes efforts to improve transparency.

The new rules, set for a vote on Wednesday, would require the Senate to make a list of bills available to the public two days before any meeting scheduled to consider those bills

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UMass Panel Votes To Freeze Tuition And Fees

A University of Massachusetts panel has approved a freeze on tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduate students for the 2014-15 academic year.

The unanimous vote Wednesday by the UMass Board of Trustees' finance committee likely paves the way for a second consecutive year without tuition increases for most undergrads at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses

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