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Tax-Free Weekend
Tax-Free Weekend
BOSTON — A law approved by the Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker waives the state's 6.25 percent sales tax Saturday and Sunday on most things sold in retail stores. Items excluded from the sales tax holiday include tobacco products, restaurant meals, motor vehicles and anything that costs more than $2,500...
Pot Sales Delayed
Pot Sales Delayed
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill aimed at delaying the opening of marijuana shops by six months. An aide to the Republican said Baker shares the desire of state lawmakers to thoroughly prepare for launching a new industry aimed at distributing a controlled substance...
Path To Degree
Path To Degree
Massachusetts will offer tuition rebates to full-time, qualifying students who begin their studies at a community college and go on to earn a bachelor's degree at a state university. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and state higher educational officials unveiled what they called a first-in-the-nation program, dubbed Commonwealth Commitment, on Thursday...
House Offers Opioid Abuse Plan
House Offers Opioid Abuse Plan
House lawmakers have released their version of a bill aimed at curbing the opioid abuse crisis in Massachusetts. Among other steps, the bill would limit initial opiate painkiller prescriptions to a seven-day supply and require an in-depth evaluation be made by a licensed medical professional to anyone who shows up in an emergency department with an opiate-related overdose...
Opioid Abuse Strategy
Opioid Abuse Strategy
Beacon Hill observers say opioid abuse remains a top legislative priority. The House last week supported a bill that increases penalties for persons with ten grams or more of fentanyl, and Gov. Baker is set to file recommendations this week to address the drug overdose crisis...

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