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Montigny Supports Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a compromise bill that would hike the state's current $8-per-hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, but would not tie future increases to inflation.

The 35-4 vote on Thursday came less than 24 hours after House and Senate negotiators hammered out a deal on the minimum wage

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State Senate Takes On It’s Version Of Budget

State senators hope to complete work on a $36.2 billion state budget before the Memorial Day weekend.

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State Budget Includes Research Funding For SMAST

The Massachusetts House is giving a boost to fishery research programs at UMass Dartmouth's School of Marine Science and Technology.

Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford has added an amendent to the state budget sending $450,000 to SMAST to study yellowtail flounder and cod populations

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Mass. House Approves Limited Tax Amnesty Plan

The Massachusetts House has approved a limited tax amnesty program for delinquent taxpayers.

The House voted overwhelmingly on Monday to add the measure, sponsored by Republican leader Brad Jones, as an amendment to the state's $36

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Special Mass. Senate Election Deadline

The race to collect voter signatures ahead of next week's deadline in the Massachusetts special Senate election is heading into a final, stormy weekend.

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