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Photo by Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
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Baker Faces Weather and Budget Challenges During First 100 Days

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says he accomplished many of the goals he set for his first 100 days in office despite having to deal with a winter of record-setting snow.

The Republican pointed to the bipartisan team he named to lead his administration, steps taken to balance the state's budget and a strengthening of the state's relationship with cities and towns

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Mass. State House / Getty Images

Mass. Tax Revenues Take Hit From Winter Storms

Massachusetts roads, public transportation and patience weren't the only things stressed during this winter's punishing snowfalls.

The state's tax returns also took a hit.

Revenue Commissioner Mark Nunnelly said Friday that the state's sales and use taxes are lagging ``undoubtedly due to weather-related sales losses

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Snow Takes Toll On Local Businesses

This winter has been tough on businesses all across the city.

Mike Melo owns M&C Cafe on Belleville Ave. in the north end and the recent spat of snow storms has left him and his customers with few options when it comes to parking.

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New Bedford Has Adequate Road Salt Supply

Communities up and down the East Coast are hoping the worst of this winter is behind us.  That's because producers of road salt are having a hard time keeping up with demand.  In New Bedford, D-P-I Commissioner Ron Labelle tells WBSM News, the city has about 700 tons of road salt on hand, with another delivery scheduled for this week

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