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ABC 6 Providence
Baker says he plans to sign pay equity billfor comparable work. The Republican told reporters on Monday that he would sig
Baker says he plans to sign pay equity bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 14 hours ago
for comparable work. The Republican told reporters on Monday that he would sign the legislation sometime next week. The Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously approved the measure during a rare Saturday session sandwiched between the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Speaker DeLeo: Several bills likely won't pass this yearBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says House and Senate la
Speaker DeLeo: Several bills likely won't pass this year
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 14 hours ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says House and Senate lawmakers likely won't reach agreement on a number of bills before the end of the Legislature's formal session. The Democrat says the bills probably won't reach Republican... Read more
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The Herald News
Senate OKs bill to toughen state anti-human trafficking lawsthe time that victims can file civil suits against their traffickers. It would
Senate OKs bill to toughen state anti-human trafficking laws
The Herald News / Posted yesterday
the time that victims can file civil suits against their traffickers. It would help law enforcement improve their data collection to better track human trafficking crimes. The bill now heads to the Massachusetts House. The Herald News, Fall River,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate OKs bill to toughen state anti-human trafficking lawsfrom three years to 10 years the time that victims can file civil suits against
Senate OKs bill to toughen state anti-human trafficking laws
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
from three years to 10 years the time that victims can file civil suits against their traffickers. It would help law enforcement improve their data collection to better track human trafficking crimes. The bill now heads to the Massachusetts... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Senate OKs bill to toughen state anti-human trafficking lawshelp law enforcement improve their data collection to better track human traffi
Senate OKs bill to toughen state anti-human trafficking laws
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
help law enforcement improve their data collection to better track human trafficking crimes. The bill now heads to the Massachusetts House. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,... Read more
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Lowell Sun
House, Senate send pay-equity bill to Bakermove closer to equal pay in the workplace in under a bill that has landed on Re
House, Senate send pay-equity bill to Baker
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
move closer to equal pay in the workplace in under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously approved the legislation during a rare Saturday session sandwiched between the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House eyes $100 Mil in veto overrides before dems bolt for Philly– Over the objections of Gov. Charlie Baker, who says veto overrides will push
House eyes $100 Mil in veto overrides before dems bolt for Philly
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
– Over the objections of Gov. Charlie Baker, who says veto overrides will push the state budget out of balance, the Massachusetts House plans to take up a “fairly good portion” of the governor’s spending reductions, according to House... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Mass. Legislature OKs pay-equity billwould move closer to equal pay in the workplace under a bill that has landed on
Mass. Legislature OKs pay-equity bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 2 days ago
would move closer to equal pay in the workplace under a bill that has landed on Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously approved the legislation during a rare Saturday session sandwiched between the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Don't expect NBA All-Star game to come to Bostonofficial notice from the league that it was removing the game and numerous even
Don't expect NBA All-Star game to come to Boston
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
official notice from the league that it was removing the game and numerous events that accompany it from Charlotte, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo went on social media to campaign for Boston as pinch-host. The speaker's tweet... Read more
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Boston Globe
No, the NBA All-Star Game's not coming to BostonMassachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s pitch to bring the NBA’s 2017 All-St
No, the NBA All-Star Game's not coming to Boston
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s pitch to bring the NBA’s 2017 All-Star Game to Boston will have to be classified as wishful thinking. The TD Garden is all booked up. The NBA pulled the game from Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday in... Read more
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Boston Globe
House speaker wants NBA All-Star game in Boston2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to protest a North Carolina law curbing right
House speaker wants NBA All-Star game in Boston
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
2017 All-Star game from Charlotte to protest a North Carolina law curbing rights for gay, lesbian and transgender people, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo took to Twitter. Call it the business of tolerance. With a chance for a... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House, Senate agree on pay equity bill sought by BakerBOSTON, Mass. (State House) – One down, five to go. The Massachusetts House an
House, Senate agree on pay equity bill sought by Baker
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
BOSTON, Mass. (State House) – One down, five to go. The Massachusetts House and Senate on Thursday reached an agreement on legislation to ensure that men and women are paid the same for comparable work, a bill identified by Gov. Charlie Baker as one... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Massachusetts considers requiring online lodging services to pay hotel taxesas hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate ve
Massachusetts considers requiring online lodging services to pay hotel taxes
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
as hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate version of an economic development bill. The Massachusetts House has yet to approve the measure. Baker said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on WGBH-FM that... Read more
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Fortune
Democrats Reveal More than 60 Speakers for Conventioncountry were announced Thursday as speakers at the Democratic National Conventi
Democrats Reveal More than 60 Speakers for Convention
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
country were announced Thursday as speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week. They include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Flint, Michigan, Mayor Karen... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Gov Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnbas hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate ve
Gov Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnb
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 5 days ago
as hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate version of an economic development bill. The Massachusetts House has yet to approve the measure. Baker said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on WGBH-FM that... Read more
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Boston Globe
Charlie Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnbas hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate ve
Charlie Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnb
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
as hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate version of an economic development bill. The Massachusetts House has yet to approve the measure. Baker said during his monthly “Ask the Governor” segment on WGBH-FM that... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Gov. Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnbas hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate ve
Gov. Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnb
The Record Searchlight / Posted 5 days ago
as hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate version of an economic development bill. The Massachusetts House has yet to approve the measure. Baker said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on WGBH-FM that... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gov. Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnbas hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate ve
Gov. Baker says he supports applying hotel taxes to Airbnb
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
as hotels and motels. The proposal was included in the Massachusetts Senate version of an economic development bill. The Massachusetts House has yet to approve the measure. Baker said during his monthly "Ask the Governor" segment on WGBH-FM that... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Drivers could soon be ticketed for parking in bike lanesSPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Lawmakers want to take sharing the road with bikers
Drivers could soon be ticketed for parking in bike lanes
WWLP Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Lawmakers want to take sharing the road with bikers one step further. The Massachusetts house passed a bill Monday that would ticket drivers who park in bike lanes, currently penalties vary. The bill still needs to be... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Delegation pushing bill to honor centennial of JFK's birthwhose grandfather was Robert Kennedy, introduced similar legislation in the U.S
Delegation pushing bill to honor centennial of JFK's birth
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 8 days ago
whose grandfather was Robert Kennedy, introduced similar legislation in the U.S. House. It's co-sponsored by the entire Massachusetts House delegation. John F. Kennedy was born in Brookline on May 29, 1917. He served as president from 1961... Read more
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Fortune
Why Republicans Should Actually Vote for Hillary Clintontoday. Yet that is just what Hamilton did: He supported Jefferson over Burr. W
Why Republicans Should Actually Vote for Hillary Clinton
Fortune / Posted 10 days ago
today. Yet that is just what Hamilton did: He supported Jefferson over Burr. Writing to Harrison Otis, leader of the Massachusetts House delegation, Hamilton noted that “Mr. Jefferson, though too revolutionary in his notions, is yet a lover... Read more
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Boston Globe
Noncompetes headed for legislative showdownLegislators in the Massachusetts House and Senate have staked sharply different
Noncompetes headed for legislative showdown
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
Legislators in the Massachusetts House and Senate have staked sharply different positions on noncompete agreements, leaving a wide gulf to bridge with just a few weeks before they adjourn at the end of July. The state Senate Thursday passed... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts House unanimously passes pay equity billBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House has passed a bill aimed at helping ensure
Massachusetts House unanimously passes pay equity bill
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House has passed a bill aimed at helping ensure pay equity between men and women in the workplace. The bill approved unanimously Thursday would bar employers from discriminating based on gender when it comes to wages... Read more
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Boston Globe
A new British PM, a TV show on autismshoes are a power statement that May is a confident leader unafraid of the lime
A new British PM, a TV show on autism
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
shoes are a power statement that May is a confident leader unafraid of the limelight. Hear her roar. Pay equity bill in Massachusetts: House lawmakers on the Ways and Means Committee have until 10 a.m to vote on whether to accept a more... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts Senate approves juvenile justice billcreates a process to expunge certain juvenile records for misdemeanors committe
Massachusetts Senate approves juvenile justice bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 13 days ago
creates a process to expunge certain juvenile records for misdemeanors committed before age 18. The bill now heads to the Massachusetts House. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
Missing gas pipeline leaks in Brockton mapped out by environmental groupabout half of the natural gas being emitted among those they examined. Since th
Missing gas pipeline leaks in Brockton mapped out by environmental group
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 13 days ago
about half of the natural gas being emitted among those they examined. Since the study was released, state lawmakers in the Massachusetts House of Representatives approved a bill requiring utilities to deal with more than 15,000 leaks within five... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette taxto raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The fu
Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette tax
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The future of the bill is murkier in the Massachusetts House. On Thursday, Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that while he backs the measure, he’s still... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette taxto raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The fu
Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette tax
WWLP Springfield / Posted 15 days ago
to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The future of the bill is murkier in the Massachusetts House. On Thursday, Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that while he backs the measure, he’s still... Read more
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Island Packet
Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette taxto raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The fu
Massachusetts raises $285M from $1-per-pack cigarette tax
Island Packet / Posted 16 days ago
to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The future of the bill is murkier in the Massachusetts House. On Thursday, Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo said that while he backs the measure, he's still... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Bill would help the developmentally disabled attend collegecolleges and universities already partner with nearly 70 school districts state
Bill would help the developmentally disabled attend college
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
colleges and universities already partner with nearly 70 school districts statewide to offer the program. The bill would make the program available statewide. The Senate approved the bill Thursday. It now heads to the Massac... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts bill would help the developmentally disabled attend collegecolleges and universities already partner with nearly 70 school districts state
Massachusetts bill would help the developmentally disabled attend college
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
colleges and universities already partner with nearly 70 school districts statewide to offer the program. The bill would make the program available statewide. The Senate approved the bill Thursday. It now heads to the Massac... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Bill would help the developmentally disabled attend collegeprogram. The bill would make the program available statewide. The Senate appro
Bill would help the developmentally disabled attend college
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 17 days ago
program. The bill would make the program available statewide. The Senate approved the bill Thursday. It now heads to the Massachusetts House. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Sales tax holiday bypassed as House approves $915M jobs billBOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts House on Thursday night a
Sales tax holiday bypassed as House approves $915M jobs bill
WWLP Springfield / Posted 18 days ago
BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts House on Thursday night approved more than $915 million in borrowing over the next five years as part of an economic development bill aimed at boosting jobs and workforce development across the... Read more
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Boston Herald
‘I could be dead now’: Firefighters save two from Brockton blazemeans of egress, he said, and the smoke detectors in the home were not working.
‘I could be dead now’: Firefighters save two from Brockton blaze
Boston Herald / Posted 18 days ago
means of egress, he said, and the smoke detectors in the home were not working. Since last July, 41 people have died in Massachusetts house fires, and 25 percent of them could be attributed to either a lack of smoke detectors or ones that... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Following legislative approval, transgender rights bill headed to Baker's deskapproval, transgender rights bill headed to Baker's desk By Andy Metzger STATE
Following legislative approval, transgender rights bill headed to Baker's desk
Lowell Sun / Posted 18 days ago
approval, transgender rights bill headed to Baker's desk By Andy Metzger STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- The Massachusetts House on Thursday voted 117-36 in favor of a compromise transgender access and antidiscrimination bill, putting... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Shannon O’Brien backs Mary Hurley for Governor’s Councilfrom 1999 to 2003, becoming the first woman to be elected in Massachusetts to s
Shannon O’Brien backs Mary Hurley for Governor’s Council
WWLP Springfield / Posted 19 days ago
from 1999 to 2003, becoming the first woman to be elected in Massachusetts to statewide office. She also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the second Hampshire district, 1987 to 1993 and then in the Massachusetts State... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Deal struck on transgender-rights billBOSTON - Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Wednesday
Deal struck on transgender-rights bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 19 days ago
BOSTON - Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Wednesday on a bill to expand anti-discrimination protections for the state's transgender residents and allow them to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their... Read more
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ABC News
Agreement Reached on Massachusetts Transgender Rights BillMassachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Wednesday on a bil
Agreement Reached on Massachusetts Transgender Rights Bill
ABC News / Posted 19 days ago
Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Wednesday on a bill to expand anti-discrimination protections for the state's transgender residents and allow them to use restrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender... Read more
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Salon.com
Agreement reached on Massachusetts transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement
Agreement reached on Massachusetts transgender rights bill
Salon.com / Posted 20 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a bill that would expand anti-discrimination protections for the state’s transgender residents. The compromise announced on Wednesday could get final votes in both... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Agreement reached on Massachusetts transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement
Agreement reached on Massachusetts transgender rights bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 20 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a bill that would expand anti-discrimination protections for the state's transgender residents. The compromise announced on Wednesday could get final votes in both... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House lawmakers to consider $594M economic development billMassachusetts House Chamber BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Legislature has
House lawmakers to consider $594M economic development bill
WWLP Springfield / Posted 21 days ago
Massachusetts House Chamber BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Legislature has just 26 days to take up controversial bills before they recess for the rest of the year. House lawmakers plan to take up an economic development bill Thursday, which is... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Man in critical condition after house party shootingWINTHROP, Mass. (AP) — A man is in critical condition and two men are facing ch
Man in critical condition after house party shooting
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) — A man is in critical condition and two men are facing charges following an overnight shooting at a Massachusetts house party. The Suffolk district attorney’s office says Andrew Guilfoyle and Jared Damelio are both charged with... Read more
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Boston Herald
Man in critical condition after house party shootingWINTHROP, Mass. — A man is in critical condition and two men are facing charges
Man in critical condition after house party shooting
Boston Herald / Posted 23 days ago
WINTHROP, Mass. — A man is in critical condition and two men are facing charges following an overnight shooting at a Massachusetts house party. The Suffolk district attorney's office says Andrew Guilfoyle and Jared Damelio are both charged with... Read more
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Boston Globe
Man in critical condition after Winthrop house party shootingWINTHROP, Mass. (AP) — A man is in critical condition and two men are facing ch
Man in critical condition after Winthrop house party shooting
Boston Globe / Posted 23 days ago
WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) — A man is in critical condition and two men are facing charges following an overnight shooting at a Massachusetts house party. The Suffolk district attorney’s office says Andrew Guilfoyle and Jared Damelio are both charged with... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Man in critical condition after house party shootingWINTHROP, Mass. (AP) - A man is in critical condition and two men are facing ch
Man in critical condition after house party shooting
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 23 days ago
WINTHROP, Mass. (AP) - A man is in critical condition and two men are facing charges following an overnight shooting at a Massachusetts house party. The Suffolk district attorney's office says Andrew Guilfoyle and Jared Damelio are both charged with... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. House and Senate approve new budgetMass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker may be spending part of the holiday weeke
Mass. House and Senate approve new budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 23 days ago
Mass. (WWLP) – Governor Charlie Baker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget. The Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to the 39.1 billion dollars spending plan for the 2017 fiscal year on... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budgetBaker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget sh
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
Baker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget shipped to him by state lawmakers. The Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to the $39.1 billion spending plan for the 2017 fiscal year on Thursday,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budgetBaker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget sh
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budget
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 24 days ago
Baker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget shipped to him by state lawmakers. The Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to the $39.1 billion spending plan for the 2017 fiscal year on Thursday,... Read more
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Boston Globe
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budgetBaker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget sh
Gov. Baker reviewing $39.1B state budget
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
Baker may be spending part of the holiday weekend reviewing the state budget shipped to him by state lawmakers. The Massachusetts House and Senate gave final approval to the $39.1 billion spending plan for the 2017 fiscal year on Thursday,... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
Road extension seen as key piece of Quincy ferry plana spokeswoman for Scannell, said it’s her company’s policy not to comment on pr
Road extension seen as key piece of Quincy ferry plan
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 25 days ago
a spokeswoman for Scannell, said it’s her company’s policy not to comment on projects involving FedEx. On Thursday, the Massachusetts House and Senate approved a $39.1 billion state budget that included $100,000 for improvements to Squantum... Read more
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