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Boston Herald
Senate aims to reveal T retirement financesThe secretive MBTA Retirement Board would have to open its books at the T pensi
Senate aims to reveal T retirement finances
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
The secretive MBTA Retirement Board would have to open its books at the T pension system under a sweeping public records bill passed by the Senate — legislation that could lift the veil on an entity that has insisted it was private while receiving... Read more
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Boston Globe
State senate supports making T pension records publicThe Massachusetts Senate passed a measure Thursday that would make the records
State senate supports making T pension records public
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
The Massachusetts Senate passed a measure Thursday that would make the records of the MBTA pension fund open to the public. The amendment, part of a broader bill to expand access to the state’s public records, would specifically require “any... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate unanimous in support of public records law updateSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 4, 2016…..Acknowledging that the current decades old
Senate unanimous in support of public records law update
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 4, 2016…..Acknowledging that the current decades old law has been rendered ineffective by advances in technology, the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday passed a public records reform bill updating the law governing access to... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Lawmakers reject rainy day fund, redistricting amendmentsPhoto Courtesy: MGNonline BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Recessing until April without
Lawmakers reject rainy day fund, redistricting amendments
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Recessing until April without voting on a surtax on millionaires, Massachusetts lawmakers on Wednesday rejected constitutional amendments that would make it more difficult to withdraw money from the... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate poised to debate public-records law update By Kyle Plantz State House Correspondent BOSTON -- Greater Lowell area state
Senate poised to debate public-records law update
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
By Kyle Plantz State House Correspondent BOSTON -- Greater Lowell area state senators are poised for a "robust" debate Thursday when the Senate takes up a bill aimed at strengthening the access to... Read more
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Lowell Sun
House OKs health bills, sends them to SenateBeacon Hill Roll Call THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local
House OKs health bills, sends them to Senate
Lowell Sun / Posted 7 days ago
Beacon Hill Roll Call THE HOUSE AND SENATE: Beacon Hill Roll Call records local representatives' and senators' votes on roll calls from the week of Jan. 25-29. HEALTH DISPARITIES (H 3969): House, 152-3, approved and sent to the Senate a bill creating... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Bill would lift ban on selling in-shell lobster partsBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering an easing of some state r
Bill would lift ban on selling in-shell lobster parts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 9 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are considering an easing of some state restrictions on the lobster industry. The Senate has approved a bill that would end a nearly two-decade-old ban on the processing and sale of in-shell lobster parts within... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Bill would lift ban on selling in-shell lobster partsBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are considering an easing of some state r
Bill would lift ban on selling in-shell lobster parts
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 9 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts lawmakers are considering an easing of some state restrictions on the lobster industry. The Senate has approved a bill that would end a nearly two-decade-old ban on the processing and sale of in-shell lobster parts within... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate passes climate change packageBOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – The state would be required to develop a climate change
Senate passes climate change package
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – The state would be required to develop a climate change mitigation plan and meet new long-term carbon emission reduction benchmarks under legislation passed unanimously by the Senate on Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Marc... Read more
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hcam.tv
Senate Passes Pay Equity LegislationBOSTON, MA –The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation today to strengthen the
Senate Passes Pay Equity Legislation
hcam.tv / Posted 11 days ago
BOSTON, MA –The Massachusetts Senate passed legislation today to strengthen the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act to further close the wage gap between male and female workers in the Commonwealth. The bill, S2107, sponsored by Senator Pat Jehlen... Read more
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The Herald News
Changes likely as Taunton State Hospital targets treating female addicts “New beds at Taunton State Hospital will provide a secure, appropriate settin
Changes likely as Taunton State Hospital targets treating female addicts
The Herald News / Posted 13 days ago
“New beds at Taunton State Hospital will provide a secure, appropriate setting for those in need of substance abuse treatment who present a danger to themselves and others,”... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Agreement will end detox for women at prisonIn this July 10, 2015, photo, a woman speaks to The Associated Press inside the
Agreement will end detox for women at prison
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
In this July 10, 2015, photo, a woman speaks to The Associated Press inside the police station in Gloucester, Mass. The woman voluntarily came to the police for help kicking her heroin addiction. Gloucester is taking a novel approach to the war on... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Broad agreement to end detox for women in prison By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker on Mond
Broad agreement to end detox for women in prison
Lowell Sun / Posted 14 days ago
By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday afternoon will sign into law a bill ending the practice of civilly committing women to a correctional facility in... Read more
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OJornal News
Broad agreement to end detox for women in prison Massachusetts State House. File photo. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday afternoo
Broad agreement to end detox for women in prison
OJornal News / Posted 14 days ago
Massachusetts State House. File photo. Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday afternoon will sign into law a bill ending the practice of civilly committing women to a correctional facility in Framingham. The... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Paint fee bill clears Senate 25-11, critics label it a taxSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 21, 2016…..Establishing a new fee that critics descri
Paint fee bill clears Senate 25-11, critics label it a tax
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 21, 2016…..Establishing a new fee that critics described as a tax, the Senate on Thursday, during its first formal session in two months, agreed to legislation aimed at relieving cities and towns of costs associated with... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Local pols mostly applauding governor's speech, accomplishments BOSTON -- Reaction following Gov. Charlie Baker's first State of the Commonwe
Local pols mostly applauding governor's speech, accomplishments
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
BOSTON -- Reaction following Gov. Charlie Baker's first State of the Commonwealth address was generally positive, with legislators impressed with Baker's tone, commitment to... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate OKs hands-held cellphone billBy Colin A. Young and Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- Following
Senate OKs hands-held cellphone bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
By Colin A. Young and Katie Lannan State House News Service BOSTON -- Following up on a 2010 law that critics say has been ineffective, the state Senate on Thursday approved a ban on the use of hand-held cellphones and other electronic devices while... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Slow Senate start continues, new House opioid bill amendment deadlineBOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – With eight of its members in Colorado researching mariju
Slow Senate start continues, new House opioid bill amendment deadline
WWLP Springfield / Posted 28 days ago
BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – With eight of its members in Colorado researching marijuana laws there, the Massachusetts Senate continued its sluggish start to the 2016 session on Monday. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler of Worcester presided... Read more
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts Senate picks dates to fill 2 vacant seatsBOSTON — The state Senate is calling special elections to fill the seats of two
Massachusetts Senate picks dates to fill 2 vacant seats
Boston Herald / Posted 29 days ago
BOSTON — The state Senate is calling special elections to fill the seats of two recently departed lawmakers. Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Republican leader Bruce Tarr say primaries would be held in the First Suffolk District and... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts Senate picks dates to fill 2 vacant seatsBOSTON (AP) - The state Senate is calling special elections to fill the seats o
Massachusetts Senate picks dates to fill 2 vacant seats
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 30 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The state Senate is calling special elections to fill the seats of two recently departed lawmakers. Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg and Republican leader Bruce Tarr say primaries would be held in the First Suffolk District... Read more

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