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Lawmakers Vote To Delay Key Sections of Marijuana Law
BOSTON (AP) _ Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to delay some key provisions of the state's new recreational marijuana law.
The Legislature, without debate, approved a bill on Wednesday that pushes back by six months several upcoming deadlines in the voter-approved law...
Protective Custody To Expand To Overdose Cases
Massachusetts police officers will soon have the authority to place into protective custody a person who's believed to be in the throes of a drug overdose, even without their consent.
Supporters of the change recently adopted by the Democratic-controlled Legislature and Republican Gov...
Update: UMass Trustees Okay Wage Increases For Union Employees
Negotiated raises will be paid to members of four employee unions at UMass Dartmouth, ending a stalemate that had lasted for months.
The UMass Board of Trustees authorized the payments Wednesday at a meeting in Worcester. The funding was recently approved in a supplemental budget approved by the Legi…

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