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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 yesterday
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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days 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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Boston Globe
May 25, 2016of budget amendments that address spending levels, pet projects and statewide p
May 25, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
of budget amendments that address spending levels, pet projects and statewide policy proposals. ... Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr, on at least two occasions during Wednesday morning’s deliberations, raised concerns about how much money was... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate rejects bid for multiple public hearings on tax hike billsprior to each hearing and specified that each hearing would be conducted in a d
Senate rejects bid for multiple public hearings on tax hike bills
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
prior to each hearing and specified that each hearing would be conducted in a different region. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr said the hearings would constitute a procedural safeguard. “Dialogue won’t hurt this issue. It will only help... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate rejects tax exemption for “public purpose” farmers’ marketsbe paid by people who are actually working the farmers’ market who might have a
Senate rejects tax exemption for “public purpose” farmers’ markets
WWLP Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
be paid by people who are actually working the farmers’ market who might have a for-profit company.” Minority Leader Sen. Bruce Tarr said the amendment would lift the state’s agriculture industry. “There seems to be a loophole in a negative sense... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate rejects tax exemption for farmers' marketsbe paid by people who are actually working the farmers' market who might have a
Senate rejects tax exemption for farmers' markets
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
be paid by people who are actually working the farmers' market who might have a for-profit company." Minority Leader Sen. Bruce Tarr said the amendment would lift the state's agriculture industry. "There seems to be a loophole in a negative sense... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Proposed ‘millionaire tax’ amendment clears key hurdleimpact those who are least able to afford it while continuing to favor those wh
Proposed ‘millionaire tax’ amendment clears key hurdle
WWLP Springfield / Posted 11 days ago
impact those who are least able to afford it while continuing to favor those who are most able to afford it.” Sen. Bruce Tarr called the amendment a way to push a graduated income tax. Past efforts to create a graduated income rate in... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Proposed 'millionaire tax' amendment clears key hurdleneeded to provide fundamental services for the citizens of our cities and towns
Proposed 'millionaire tax' amendment clears key hurdle
Lowell Sun / Posted 11 days ago
needed to provide fundamental services for the citizens of our cities and towns," Kaufman said. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr questioned the constitutionality of the directive that new tax revenues be spent on education and transportation,... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Mass. Legislators Set To Give First Round Approval To Millionaires’ Taxproposed. Fifteen changes, offered mostly by Republicans against the millionair
Mass. Legislators Set To Give First Round Approval To Millionaires’ Tax
WBUR Boston / Posted 11 days ago
proposed. Fifteen changes, offered mostly by Republicans against the millionaires’ tax, will be up for debate. Republican Bruce Tarr, the Senate minority leader, is backing many of them. “Fiscal discipline, and trying to have a fair tax rate... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate overwhelmingly OKs transgender bathroom billbranch of the state Legislature. "It was an amazing vote," she told the News Se
Senate overwhelmingly OKs transgender bathroom bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 days ago
branch of the state Legislature. "It was an amazing vote," she told the News Service. Republican Sens. Advertisement Bruce Tarr, Ryan Fattman, Vinny deMacedo and Donald Humason voted against the bill. Humason, a Westfield Republican, said he... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Senate OKs bill to keep siblings together in foster care | May 13, 2016remedies for siblings who are forced to separate.” There was no debate on the
Senate OKs bill to keep siblings together in foster care | May 13, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 17 days ago
remedies for siblings who are forced to separate.” There was no debate on the bill in the Senate. Minority Leader Bruce Tarr offered an amendment to further define “the best interest of the child,” but he ultimately withdrew that proposal... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senators leaning against "improper purpose" clause in transgender billCharlie Baker more time to consider his options. Seven of the 11 proposed Senat
Senators leaning against "improper purpose" clause in transgender bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 19 days ago
Charlie Baker more time to consider his options. Seven of the 11 proposed Senate amendments were filed by Minority Leader Bruce Tarr of Gloucester, including three that would each establish a penalty for a person who "knowingly and deceitfully"... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate passes bill to keep siblings together in foster careremedies for siblings who are forced to separate.” There was no debate on the
Senate passes bill to keep siblings together in foster care
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
remedies for siblings who are forced to separate.” There was no debate on the bill in the Senate. Minority Leader Bruce Tarr offered an amendment to further define “the best interest of the child,” but he ultimately withdrew that proposal... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Beacon Hill Roll CallYes: Sen. Michael Barrett, Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, Sen. Eileen Donoghue, Sen. Ja
Beacon Hill Roll Call
Lowell Sun / Posted 28 days ago
Yes: Sen. Michael Barrett, Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, Sen. Eileen Donoghue, Sen. James Eldridge, Sen. Jennifer Flanagan, Sen. Bruce Tarr. Didn't Vote: Sen. Barbara L'Italien. DELAY DRUG STORE BAN (S 2234) Senate 9-25, rejected an amendment that would... Read more

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