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Mass. Lawmakers Face Unfinished Business
BOSTON (AP) -  Lawmakers on Beacon Hill have a mountain of unfinished business and less than three months until formal meetings end July 31.
Tasks include sending Republican Gov. Charlie Baker a $41 billion budget for the coming fiscal year...
Senate Leadership Fight Full Of Intrigue
BOSTON (AP) _ State senators are struggling to stay focused on major legislation amid the latest twists and turns in the wide open Senate president race.
Democratic Sen. John Keenan, of Quincy, is the latest member to signal his interest...
State Senate Still In Turmoil
(BOSTON) AP - Another week of drama in the Massachusetts Senate has provided answers about the short-term leadership of the chamber but leaves unanswered questions about its future.
Democrats who remain in control of the chamber huddled for hours behind closed doors amid the appearance of growing int…
[RICHARD] Relief Unlikely For Massachusetts Taxpayers
Relief is not likely for Massachusetts taxpayers as the Senate prepares to debate it's version of a $40 billion dollar budget for the next fiscal year on Tuesday.  The Senate seeks some $400 million dollars in new taxes and fees.   New revenue would come from private ro…
Lobster Processing Bill Advances
A bill that could expand the amount of lobster processing done in New Bedford and elsewhere in Massachusetts has been approved by the State Senate.
The measure was initially filed by Senator Bruce Tarr and is supported by State Senator Mark Montigny of New Bedford...
Bill Banning Hand-Held Phones While Driving Clears Senate
A bill that would require drivers in Massachusetts to put down their cellphones while behind the wheel has won approval in the state Senate.
The legislation says motorists could still have cellphone conversations but only while using hands-free technology, with exceptions for certain emergency situat…

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