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Mass. House Okays Baker’s Budget Shortfall Plan

Partisan politics did not surface in the Mass. House on Wednesday, when lawmakers, mostly all Democrats, gave near-unanimous support to a budget shortfall plan offered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker

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Budget Talks Ongoing At State House

Budget negotiators in Gov. Charlie Baker's office and the Massachusetts House and Senate have estimated how much the state is expected to collect in revenue during the next fiscal year that begins July 1

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Special Committee Named To Study Legalization Of Marijuana

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is praising Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg for trying to gather more information ahead of a potential effort to legalize marijuana.

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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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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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