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Vacation Just About Over
Vacation Just About Over
BOSTON (AP) _ Summer vacation is nearing an end for Massachusetts lawmakers, who have a lengthy to-do list for the fall months. Among the issues the Democratic-controlled Legislature could tackle upon returning from August recess are Medicaid cost containment, criminal justice reform and bills related to immigration...
New Fiscal Year Begins
New Fiscal Year Begins
BOSTON (AP) - The new fiscal year begins today and Massachusetts lawmakers have yet to approve a new state budget. A six-member committee made up of members of the Massachusetts House and Senate failed to agree on a single compromise budget on Friday as the clock ran down on the 2017 fiscal year...
Casino Amendment
Casino Amendment
BOSTON (AP) _ Last call at casinos is proving to be a tough call for Massachusetts lawmakers. Tucked into a proposed $40.5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is language that could allow Massachusetts casinos to serve liquor to gamblers until 4 a...

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