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High Tech Firms Flex Political Muscle On Beacon Hill
BOSTON (AP) — The high-tech whiz kids are starting to flex their political muscles on Beacon Hill, pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into lobbying aimed at appealing to Massachusetts lawmakers and helping craft public policy.
Last year, 77 high-tech companies spent about $5...
SC Governor Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse
(Associated Press) - South Carolina's governor has signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, more than 50 years after it was raised in protest of the civil rights movement.
Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill Thursday on the second floor of the Statehouse, where thro…
Patrick and Baker Begin Transition Talks
Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick and the man who will succeed him, Republican Charlie Baker, have met for first time since Baker's narrow election victory over Martha Coakley.
The two huddled privately for about 45 minutes in Patrick's office on Wednesday to discuss the transition of power on …
Incumbent Markey Defeats Curren In 9th Bristol District
Rep. Chris Markey of Dartmouth is thanking his supporters and campaign volunteers for helping him in his victorious re-election campaign.
Markey easily defeated Patrick Curren of Dartmouth in the 9th Bristol District, which includes the town of Dartmouth and two precincts in New Bedford...
Fall River Man Honored For Bravery At Statehouse Ceremony
A Fall River man who rushed into a burning building to alert residents to a fire has been honored with a civilian bravery award given each year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
The award presented at the Statehouse on Thursday is named for Madeline Amy Sweeney, a flight attend…
Sen. Warren: Iraq Solution Must Be Negotiated
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the country doesn't want another war in Iraq.
Warren made her comments to reporters at the Statehouse Friday as the U.S. unleashed its first airstrikes in northern Iraq against militants of the Islamic State group amid a worsening humanitarian crisis...
Governor Urges Compromise On Minimum Wage Bill
Gov. Deval Patrick says he's confident House and Senate lawmakers will hammer out a compromise on minimum wage legislation that has run into parliamentary roadblocks on Beacon Hill.
Patrick said the difference between the House and Senate bills isn't great...

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