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Rosenberg To Vote Yes
Rosenberg To Vote Yes
Senate President Stan Rosenberg says he's planning to vote for a ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts. The Amherst Democrat said during an interview Thursday on WGBH-FM that he will vote for Question 4 and then try to make improvements to the measure...
Governor Signs Opioid Bill
Governor Signs Opioid Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker has signed what he calls the most comprehensive law in the nation to combat opioid addiction that has claimed thousands of lives in Massachusetts in recent years. Baker struggled to keep his composure Monday as he spoke about families he has encountered who have lost loved ones to addiction, or are trying to help a family member recover...
Joyce Will Not Run
Joyce Will Not Run
A state senator whose law office was raided by federal agents says he won't seek re-election. Sen. Brian Joyce, a Milton Democrat, said on his Twitter account Tuesday that he would continue to work for the district but not seek another two-year term in November...
Connecting With Young People
Connecting With Young People
Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg says Beacon Hill hasn't done a good enough job connecting with the state's young citizens. Rosenberg on Wednesday launched what he's calling a ``Millennial Engagement Initiative'' to reach out to young people on a range of issues, from student debt and social media privacy to the ``gig'' economy that has allowed freelancers to flourish...
Sales Tax Holiday
Sales Tax Holiday
Prospects for another sales tax holiday in Massachusetts are looking up. House Speaker Robert DeLeo said Monday that he expects lawmakers to act ``relatively soon'' on a bill that would suspend the state's 6.25 percent sales tax for one weekend during the summer...