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Lawmakers Fall Agenda Could Include Medicaid And Immigration Bills
BOSTON (AP) _ Summer vacation is nearing an end for Massachusetts lawmakers, who have a lengthy to-do list for the fall months.
Among the issues the Democratic-controlled Legislature could tackle upon returning from August recess are Medicaid cost containment, criminal justice reform and bills relate…
Baker Signs Marijuana Bill
BOSTON (AP) _Gov. Charlie Baker says he remains worried about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, but hopes a set of new rules will address many of his concerns.
The Republican signed a bill on Friday that overhauls the marijuana law that voters approved in November...
Beacon Hill Marijuana Talks Drag On
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Sen. Will Brownsberger shrugged Monday when asked if marijuana legislation negotiators are working off a new deadline.
Asked if he expected a deal to be reached this week, he said, "Saying anything like that is dangerous...
Budget, Marijuana Bills Appear to Be Linked
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — Negotiations over a new state budget and legislation overhauling the retail marijuana legalization law might appear on paper to have little to do with one another.
But multiple sources close to the deliberations told the News Service on Wednesday that the fates of the two bills …
Fiscal Year Starts In Massachusetts Without A State Budget
BOSTON (AP) - The new fiscal year begins today and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget.
A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate failed to agree on a single compromise budget on Friday as the clock ran down on the 2017 fiscal year...
New Bedford Lighting the Way for Renewable Energy
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON — The Blackstone Valley bills itself as the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, and New Bedford was once a major producer of the whale oil used in lamps and candles.
Now, business groups in those areas are asking lawmakers to boost the state's commitment to renewable…

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