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WWLP Springfield
Senate passes renewable energy bill, setting talks for Julymillion annually for such programs and save $120 million annually by making hom
Senate passes renewable energy bill, setting talks for July
WWLP Springfield / Posted 17 hours ago
million annually for such programs and save $120 million annually by making homes more energy efficient. Minority Leader Bruce Tarr said one of the “most important” changes the Senate made to its bill was the addition of a requirement that the... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Mass. lawmakers reach agreement to amend budgetbill limiting the use of non-compete agreements in business that was on House a
Mass. lawmakers reach agreement to amend budget
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 2 days ago
bill limiting the use of non-compete agreements in business that was on House agenda for Wednesday. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr suggested that budget conferees had cut the roughly $39.5 billion bottom line in both versions of the budget by... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate to consider animal adoption and safety billsanyone who runs a kennel without a license, unless they agree to forfeit custod
Senate to consider animal adoption and safety bills
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
anyone who runs a kennel without a license, unless they agree to forfeit custody of the dogs. Montigny and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr joined forces to propose directing the commissioner of agricultural resources to develop regulations “to assure... Read more
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Lowell Sun
DeLeo seeks panel to examine ethics lawsappointed by House Minority Leader Brad Jones; a member of the Senate Committee
DeLeo seeks panel to examine ethics laws
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
appointed by House Minority Leader Brad Jones; a member of the Senate Committee on Ethics appointed by Minority Leader Bruce Tarr; Lon Povich, Gov. Advertisement Baker's chief legal counsel; Jim Kennedy, chief legal counsel to the House;... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Beacon Hill Roll CallSen. Kenneth Donnelly, Sen. Eileen Donoghue, Sen. James Eldridge, Sen. Jennifer
Beacon Hill Roll Call
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, Sen. Eileen Donoghue, Sen. James Eldridge, Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, Sen. Barbara L'Italien, Sen. Bruce Tarr, INCREASE VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR EXEMPTION (S 1494) Senate 35-0, approved an amendment that would raise from $1,000... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Off-limits affordable housing law clouds Senate passage of zoning reformswho continue to define and refine smart growth, what it means and how we achiev
Off-limits affordable housing law clouds Senate passage of zoning reforms
WWLP Springfield / Posted 21 days ago
who continue to define and refine smart growth, what it means and how we achieve it.” Some opponents, like Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, said they could support some parts of the bill, but were left with concerns too significant to ignore. Tarr said... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Over objections, Senate presses ahead with development billbill was not thoroughly vetted and could lead to confusion and litigation. A h
Over objections, Senate presses ahead with development bill
Leominster Champion / Posted 22 days ago
bill was not thoroughly vetted and could lead to confusion and litigation. A handful of Democrats joined Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and the Senate's Republicans in voting to send the bill back to committee for more work. The motion to recommit... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Over objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development billbill was not thoroughly vetted and could lead to confusion and litigation. A ha
Over objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 22 days ago
bill was not thoroughly vetted and could lead to confusion and litigation. A handful of Democrats joined Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and the Senate's Republicans in voting to send the bill back to committee for more work. The motion to recommit... Read more
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Boston Globe
Lawmaker wants process to choose new MBTA pension chief to be public State Senate minority leader Bruce Tarr on Tuesday urged the MBTA retirement
Lawmaker wants process to choose new MBTA pension chief to be public
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
State Senate minority leader Bruce Tarr on Tuesday urged the MBTA retirement board to make public the process of selecting a new chief of the $1.5 billion pension fund. Tarr, a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Supporters hope interlock bill will be revived before new committeeNews Service. Sen. Joseph Boncore, who was sworn in two weeks ago and presided
Supporters hope interlock bill will be revived before new committee
WWLP Springfield / Posted 28 days ago
News Service. Sen. Joseph Boncore, who was sworn in two weeks ago and presided at Thursday’s session, and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr were the only lawmakers in the chamber when the interlock bill came up. Tarr, one of the bill’s five cosponsors,... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance plan | June 3, 2016through domestic airports by January. On Thursday, May 26, the Senate consider
Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance plan | June 3, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 29 days ago
through domestic airports by January. On Thursday, May 26, the Senate considered an amendment filed by Minority Leader Bruce Tarr to adopt the provisions of the federal Real ID law as part of the state’s spending plan. Tarr said his amendment... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Most state legislators running unopposed this fallMeschino of Hull, whom O'Connor defeated in May, and Brian Cook of Duxbury are
Most state legislators running unopposed this fall
Lowell Sun / Posted 30 days ago
Meschino of Hull, whom O'Connor defeated in May, and Brian Cook of Duxbury are also in the running. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester and Sens. Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth and Ryan Fattman of Webster are running unopposed, while Sens.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vestsdirector, Paul Craney, highlighted the issue on Twitter and in communication to
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vests
Lowell Sun / Posted 1 months ago
director, Paul Craney, highlighted the issue on Twitter and in communication to the News Service. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, told the News Service he had not politicized the amendment. The proposal was filed by... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate’s testy debate on police vests extends to social mediadirector, Paul Craney, highlighted the issue on Twitter and in communication to
Senate’s testy debate on police vests extends to social media
WWLP Springfield / Posted 1 months ago
director, Paul Craney, highlighted the issue on Twitter and in communication to the News Service. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, told the News Service he had not politicized the amendment. The proposal was filed by... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Citing “bad practice”, Baker holds dim view of budget policy ridersprocess, and that’s been generally the rule of thumb around here for a long tim
Citing “bad practice”, Baker holds dim view of budget policy riders
WWLP Springfield / Posted 1 months ago
process, and that’s been generally the rule of thumb around here for a long time,” Baker said. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr on Thursday night after the final Senate vote on the budget suggested that the control the House can exert on the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vestsdirector, Paul Craney, highlighted the issue on Twitter and in communication to
Senate reverses course, backs spending on police vests
Lowell Sun / Posted 1 months ago
director, Paul Craney, highlighted the issue on Twitter and in communication to the News Service. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, told the News Service he had not politicized the amendment. The proposal was filed by... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Senators Seek To Clarify Limits On MBTA Fare Hikesof Millbury along with Republican Sens. Donald Humason of Westfield and Vinny d
Senators Seek To Clarify Limits On MBTA Fare Hikes
WBUR Boston / Posted 1 months ago
of Millbury along with Republican Sens. Donald Humason of Westfield and Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, a Gloucester Republican, said he doesn’t “necessarily disagree with this amendment” but expressed concern that... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance planor travel through domestic airports by January. On Thursday, the Senate conside
State Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance plan
Lowell Sun / Posted 1 months ago
or travel through domestic airports by January. On Thursday, the Senate considered an amendment filed by Minority Leader Bruce Tarr to adopt the provisions of the federal Real ID law as part of the state's spending plan. Tarr said his amendment... Read more
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The Herald News
Mass. Senate passes $39.5 billion budgetand easing veterans' access to medical marijuana. "It does have a fair amount o
Mass. Senate passes $39.5 billion budget
The Herald News / Posted 1 months ago
and easing veterans' access to medical marijuana. "It does have a fair amount of fiscal discipline," Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr told the News Service after the vote. Asked what the number of policy riders would mean when the Senate reconciles... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Senate Passes $39.5 Billion Budgeteasing veterans’ access to medical marijuana. “It does have a fair amount of f
Senate Passes $39.5 Billion Budget
WBUR Boston / Posted 1 months ago
easing veterans’ access to medical marijuana. “It does have a fair amount of fiscal discipline,” Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr told the News Service after the vote. Asked what the number of policy riders would mean when the Senate... Read more
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Boston Globe
State Senate adopts amendment to cap MBTA fare hikes — again— over two years. Chang-Diaz even referred to the change as a “clarification”
State Senate adopts amendment to cap MBTA fare hikes — again
Boston Globe / Posted 1 months ago
— over two years. Chang-Diaz even referred to the change as a “clarification” — a characterization that Republican Senator Bruce Tarr, the minority leader, objected to. Tarr called the amendment a “substantive change” and asked if the T would be... Read more

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