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State Reps on Pay Raise
Two state representatives offered differing viewpoints on the recent pay raise for state legislators on Friday’s edition of The Barry Richard Show on WBSM.
The bill came about after an advisory committee pushed it through last week, the day before the Presidential Inauguration, in qui…
NB Parking Banned
Today's chic crowd is into riding bikes to the office and elsewhere and is invading the streets of metropolitan areas.  This has resulted in increased injuries and you guessed it...a movement to protect these new age cyclists from those of us who still opt to motor about.
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What Change?
For all of the talk about the need for change most state lawmakers in Massachusetts will be re-elected this fall. Some change.
The State House News Service says 22 of the 40 members of the Massachusetts Senate are running unopposed as are 105 members of the 160 member House of Representatives.  …
Baker Backs Trans Bill
 
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will sign into law a transgender rights bill making it's way through the legislature.
The Governor told the Boston daily newspapers on Tuesday that he will sign a transgender rights bill provided it includes language contained in the House version that requires A…
Counting Transgender Votes
The Massachusetts House is expected next Wednesday to follow the lead of the Senate in passing a transgender rights bill that offers protections to the transgender community while also allowing people to use public facilities that match their gender identity rather than their biological sex. The...
Power Play?
After many months of backroom wheeling and dealing the legislative leadership and the Baker Administration have reached an agreement in principle on an energy bill.
While the final details must still be hammered out it is clear that the powerful green energy lobby has won the day with the b…
Welfare Overhaul Advances
The Massachusetts Senate has approved a welfare overhaul bill.
The bill would revive a 1995 state program designed to help place welfare recipients in full-time work and require the Department of Transitional Assistance to assign specialists to help high-risk recipients...

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