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Boston Globe
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosureCharlie Baker signed into law the first major overhaul of the state’s public re
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosure
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Charlie Baker signed into law the first major overhaul of the state’s public records law in more than four decades, the Massachusetts House has approved a series of bills supporters say will further strengthen campaign finance and disclosure... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosureGov. Charlie Baker signed the first major overhaul of the state's public record
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosure
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
Gov. Charlie Baker signed the first major overhaul of the state's public records law in more than four decades, the Massachusetts House approved a series of bills supporters say will strengthen campaign finance and disclosure... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rulesMillions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rules
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted yesterday
Millions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this week to protest a lack of gun control votes. With Republicans gaveling the House out of session, the Democrats used mobile phones to live-stream their speeches. Their... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rulesMillions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rules
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
Millions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this week to protest a lack of gun control votes. With Republicans gaveling the House out of session, the Democrats used mobile phones to live-stream their speeches. Their... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rulesMillions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rules
Springfield News-Sun / Posted yesterday
Millions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this week to protest a lack of gun control votes. With Republicans gaveling the House out of session, the Democrats used mobile phones to live-stream their speeches. Their... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rulesMillions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rules
Dayton Daily News / Posted yesterday
Millions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this week to protest a lack of gun control votes. With Republicans gaveling the House out of session, the Democrats used mobile phones to live-stream their speeches. Their... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rulesCox Media Group Washington News Bureau Updated: Jun 24, 2016 - 4:36 PM Million
Why this week's Capitol Hill sit-in broke the rules
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
Cox Media Group Washington News Bureau Updated: Jun 24, 2016 - 4:36 PM Millions of people around the world watched House Democrats hold a sit-in this week to protest a lack of gun control votes. With Republicans gaveling the House out of... Read more
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Boston Globe
5 things you need to know about the state Senate's proposed Uber, Lyft lawlight-touch “model legislation” advocated for by Uber and Lyft, the bill descri
5 things you need to know about the state Senate's proposed Uber, Lyft law
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
light-touch “model legislation” advocated for by Uber and Lyft, the bill description suggests. The bill passed by the Massachusetts House in March, which Uber and Lyft decried, allowed the companies to continue with their existing insurance... Read more
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Leominster Champion
House bill to promote energy diversity a ‘good start’ | June 24, 2016A column by state Rep. Dennis Rosa My colleagues in the Massachusetts House of
House bill to promote energy diversity a ‘good start’ | June 24, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 3 days ago
A column by state Rep. Dennis Rosa My colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and I have recently passed energy legislation that seeks to protect the Commonwealth’s ratepayers and support clean energy. The bill requires... Read more
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Island Packet
Chaos as Democrats revolt on House floor over gun lawsA sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by Democratic members hal
Chaos as Democrats revolt on House floor over gun laws
Island Packet / Posted 3 days ago
A sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by Democratic members halted legislative action for nearly 11 hours Wednesday and appeared likely to continue into Thursday as the protesters turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Chaos as Democrats revolt on House floor over gun lawsA sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by Democratic members hal
Chaos as Democrats revolt on House floor over gun laws
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
A sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by Democratic members halted legislative action for nearly 11 hours Wednesday and appeared likely to continue into Thursday as the protesters turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast... Read more
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The News & Observer
Chaos as Democrats revolt on House floor over gun lawsHouse Democrats stage sit-in in Congress, turn to social media to ensure covera
Chaos as Democrats revolt on House floor over gun laws
The News & Observer / Posted 3 days ago
House Democrats stage sit-in in Congress, turn to social media to ensure coverage | News & Observer June 22, 2016 6:04 PM Dozens of Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to protest inaction on... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Democrats take a seat to take a stand, force House into recess with sit-in demanding vote on gunsA sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by Democratic members str
Democrats take a seat to take a stand, force House into recess with sit-in demanding vote on guns
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
A sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives by Democratic members stretched into Wednesday night and appeared likely to continue throughout Thursday as the protesters turned to Periscope and Facebook Live to broadcast demands for a vote on... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House approves bill upping penalties for felony solicitationthe House floor during Wednesday's formal session. [Courtesy: House Broadcastin
House approves bill upping penalties for felony solicitation
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
the House floor during Wednesday's formal session. [Courtesy: House Broadcasting] STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 22, 2016…..The Massachusetts House on Wednesday passed a bill that a House leader said the state’s highest court has been urging the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
House Speaker DeLeo backing effort to tighten access to gunsBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he's hoping to revi
House Speaker DeLeo backing effort to tighten access to guns
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 3 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo says he's hoping to revive a bill aimed at denying state gun licenses to anyone on a terrorist watch list or no-fly list. DeLeo's renewed interest in the stalled bill follows the June 12... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cutsaid, opioid addiction programs or aid to municipalities. But officials said nea
Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cuts
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
aid, opioid addiction programs or aid to municipalities. But officials said nearly everything else was up for debate as Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators scrambled to come up with a revised budget to send to Republican Gov. Charlie... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Senate President: Charter school bill all but deadall but dead on Beacon Hill. Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg told r
Senate President: Charter school bill all but dead
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
all but dead on Beacon Hill. Democratic Senate President Stan Rosenberg told reporters Monday that discussions between the Massachusetts House and Senate on the bill have come to a "dead stop." Rosenberg says he expects the issue to be resolved by... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cutscuts to school aid, opioid addiction programs or aid to municipalities. Nearly
Beacon Hill hopes to shield local aid, school aid from cuts
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
cuts to school aid, opioid addiction programs or aid to municipalities. Nearly everything else was up for debate Monday as Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators were scrambling to come up with a revised budget to send to Republican Gov.... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Markey: "Reckoning" for GOP is at handare making on the Senate floor are, for all intents and purposes, those which h
Markey: "Reckoning" for GOP is at hand
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
are making on the Senate floor are, for all intents and purposes, those which have been drafted by the NRA," he said. Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo over the weekend expressed satisfaction with state gun laws in Massachusetts, but... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twittercandid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twitter
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 8 days ago
candid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode Island house. Not to be confused with the Massachusetts house that was a “stone’s-throw” from the Kennedy compound, which she sold a short but not headline-inspiring... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twittercandid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twitter
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 8 days ago
candid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode Island house. Not to be confused with the Massachusetts house that was a “stone’s-throw” from the Kennedy compound, which she sold a short but not headline-inspiring... Read more
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First Coast News
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twittercandid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twitter
First Coast News / Posted 8 days ago
candid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode Island house. Not to be confused with the Massachusetts house that was a “stone’s-throw” from the Kennedy compound, which she sold a short but not headline-inspiring... Read more
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USA Today
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twittercandid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode
Taylor Swift-Tom Hiddleston-Kim Kardashian conspiracy theories abound on Twitter
USA Today / Posted 8 days ago
candid photos of Tay and Tom Hiddleston making out on rocks close to her Rhode Island house. Not to be confused with the Massachusetts house that was a “stone’s-throw” from the Kennedy compound, which she sold a short but not headline-inspiring... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Swan Jr. kicked off campaign for the 11th Hampden seatson. “I’ve got over 30 years’ experience in the private sector in design and I
Swan Jr. kicked off campaign for the 11th Hampden seat
WWLP Springfield / Posted 9 days ago
son. “I’ve got over 30 years’ experience in the private sector in design and I.T., and then I’ve got a wealth of community experience as a volunteer,” said Swan Jr. Swan Jr. is 1 of 5 candidates hoping to succeed Swan Sr. in the Massachusetts Hou... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
House Speaker: No tax hikes, new fees to close budget gapBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House Speaker says tax hikes and increased fees
House Speaker: No tax hikes, new fees to close budget gap
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House Speaker says tax hikes and increased fees are off the table as lawmakers work to close an estimated gap of up to $750 million in the new state budget. Democrat Robert DeLeo told reporters Wednesday that House... Read more
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Boston Globe
In reversal, judge rules City Hall subpoenas can remain secretgrand jury subpoenas are not bound to the same secrecy rules that require confi
In reversal, judge rules City Hall subpoenas can remain secret
Boston Globe / Posted 11 days ago
grand jury subpoenas are not bound to the same secrecy rules that require confidentiality from prosecutors. On Monday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives confirmed that it received a subpoena from federal prosecutors investigating state... Read more
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Boston Globe
June 13, 2016at gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. ...” http://bit.ly/25YjVAp BRIAN JOYCE DRIP,
June 13, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
at gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. ...” http://bit.ly/25YjVAp BRIAN JOYCE DRIP, DRIP, from me on BostonGlobe.com: “The Massachusetts House of Representatives has received a subpoena from federal prosecutors investigating state Senator Brian A.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Mass. House is subpoenaed in Brian Joyce probeThe Massachusetts House of Representatives has received a subpoena from federal
Mass. House is subpoenaed in Brian Joyce probe
Boston Globe / Posted 12 days ago
The Massachusetts House of Representatives has received a subpoena from federal prosecutors investigating state Senator Brian A. Joyce, a sign of the sweeping nature of the inquiry into whether the Milton Democrat has illegally used his public office... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
State lawmakers work to strike a compromise on FY17 budgetBOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts House and Senate budget writers began negotiation
State lawmakers work to strike a compromise on FY17 budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – Massachusetts House and Senate budget writers began negotiations Friday morning. 22News captured their opening remarks before they made the meeting closed to the public. “We’ll sit around a table, and we’ll discuss the differences... Read more
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Boston Globe
UMass won't set tuition until after state budget is approveddeal for the five-campus system. Meehan says the goal is to keep a potential t
UMass won't set tuition until after state budget is approved
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
deal for the five-campus system. Meehan says the goal is to keep a potential tuition increase as low as possible. The Massachusetts House approved $508 million for UMass while the Senate proposed $521 million. The two chambers have to hammer... Read more
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Boston Globe
Eric Holder weighs in for Uber against fingerprint checkschairman of the committee weighing the measure. The rest of the Legislature was
Eric Holder weighs in for Uber against fingerprint checks
Boston Globe / Posted 17 days ago
chairman of the committee weighing the measure. The rest of the Legislature was copied in on the message. In March, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation regulating ride-hailing companies. Under the bill, drivers would... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Boost Hydro, Wind PowerLegislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the state’s o
Massachusetts House Approves Bill To Boost Hydro, Wind Power
WBUR Boston / Posted 17 days ago
Legislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the state’s overall energy mix has passed the Massachusetts House. The bill approved Wednesday would require utilities to solicit long-term contracts for importing an... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Massachusetts House approves bill to boost hydro, wind power(AP) — Legislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the st
Massachusetts House approves bill to boost hydro, wind power
WWLP Springfield / Posted 17 days ago
(AP) — Legislation that could make hydro and wind power a bigger part of the state’s overall energy mix has passed the Massachusetts House. The bill approved Wednesday would require utilities to solicit long-term contracts for importing an... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
UMass won't set tuition until after state budget is approveddeal for the five-campus system. Meehan says the goal is to keep a potential t
UMass won't set tuition until after state budget is approved
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 17 days ago
deal for the five-campus system. Meehan says the goal is to keep a potential tuition increase as low as possible. The Massachusetts House approved $508 million for UMass while the Senate proposed $521 million. The two chambers have to hammer... Read more
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Boston Globe
Why something called the ‘Pacheco law’ is an MBTA battlegroundfaced a short struggle to get the legislature to agree to the idea of the board
Why something called the ‘Pacheco law’ is an MBTA battleground
Boston Globe / Posted 19 days ago
faced a short struggle to get the legislature to agree to the idea of the board, but by May he had buy-in from both the Massachusetts House and the Senate, and it looked like the plan was more or less a go. The new budget also expands the size... Read more
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The Herald News
Politi-Beat Sunday Roundup: Is now the time to sue Bill Weld?little bit following years as a lobbyist, or maybe he’s just bored. If that’s t
Politi-Beat Sunday Roundup: Is now the time to sue Bill Weld?
The Herald News / Posted 21 days ago
little bit following years as a lobbyist, or maybe he’s just bored. If that’s the case I’ve got a suggestion for the former Massachusetts governor, maybe it’s to make good on your promise of almost a quarter century ago. By now most Fall Riverites —... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
GOP, Democrats both hoping to pick up seats in fall electionnumbers on Beacon Hill, but there simply aren't enough Republicans on the fall
GOP, Democrats both hoping to pick up seats in fall election
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 22 days ago
numbers on Beacon Hill, but there simply aren't enough Republicans on the fall ballot to break the Democrats' lock on the Massachusetts House and Senate. There are 40 seats in the Senate, but 24 of them have no Republican candidate on the ballot... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Telemarketer crackdown bill could bring peace to your dinner tableNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A bill just passed in the Massachusetts House that
Telemarketer crackdown bill could bring peace to your dinner table
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – A bill just passed in the Massachusetts House that aims to crack down on nuisance telemarketers. People told 22News telemarketers can be aggressive, won’t take no for an answer, or lie about who they are. Picture it,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Baker to sign a bill overhauling state's public records lawhow much an agency or municipality could charge to provide the records. The bi
Baker to sign a bill overhauling state's public records law
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 23 days ago
how much an agency or municipality could charge to provide the records. The bill was passed unanimously last week by the Massachusetts House and Senate. Baker plans to sign the bill in his Statehouse office at noon Friday. Open records... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Bristol County reps speak to both sides of transgender billwhat I do in the men's bathroom. Like nobody even bothers me in the men's bathr
Bristol County reps speak to both sides of transgender bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 23 days ago
what I do in the men's bathroom. Like nobody even bothers me in the men's bathroom,” Grenier said. A bill that passed the Massachusetts House Wednesday would give Jae and other transgender people the right to use bathrooms and locker rooms that... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
How they voted: Transgender rights billMassachusetts House Chamber BOSTON (WWLP) – Wednesday evening, the Massachuset
How they voted: Transgender rights bill
WWLP Springfield / Posted 24 days ago
Massachusetts House Chamber BOSTON (WWLP) – Wednesday evening, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 116-36 to pass a bill designed to prevent discrimination against transgender people. One of the more controversial portions of the bill... Read more
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Boston Globe
The 18 states where gender identity is legally protected, mappedAfter a bill that protects transgender people from discrimination in public acc
The 18 states where gender identity is legally protected, mapped
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
After a bill that protects transgender people from discrimination in public accommodations was passed by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday, Attorney General Maura Healey lauded the state as a leader. “We have a proud history in... Read more
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NBC News
NBC Newsof Watertown, Mass., who is transgender, protests outside the state house in Bo
NBC News
NBC News / Posted 24 days ago
of Watertown, Mass., who is transgender, protests outside the state house in Boston, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. The Massachusetts House approved a transgender rights bill that Republican Gov. Baker has promised to sign.Charles Krupa /... Read more
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Raw Story
Audience cheers as Mass. lawmakers pass trans-inclusive anti-discrimination billThe Massachusetts House approved a bill on Wednesday that expanded anti-discrim
Audience cheers as Mass. lawmakers pass trans-inclusive anti-discrimination bill
Raw Story / Posted 24 days ago
The Massachusetts House approved a bill on Wednesday that expanded anti-discrimination statues to cover trans residents’ access to public facilities including restrooms, WBUR-FM reported. The measure, H 4343, passed in a 116-36 vote, a month after a... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
MA House approves transgender billIn a 116 to 36 vote the Massachusetts house overwhelmingly passed legislation o
MA House approves transgender bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 24 days ago
In a 116 to 36 vote the Massachusetts house overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday that would protect transgender people in public places and allow them to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with the gender they identify... Read more
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New Now Next
Transgender Rights Bill Passed In Massachusettsfacing backlash over their anti-LGBT laws, the state of Massachusetts has decid
Transgender Rights Bill Passed In Massachusetts
New Now Next / Posted 24 days ago
facing backlash over their anti-LGBT laws, the state of Massachusetts has decided to do better. A bill was passed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday that is aimed at protecting trans people from being discriminated against... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts House approves transgender billbill to prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public accommodat
Massachusetts House approves transgender bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 24 days ago
bill to prohibit discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The Massachusetts House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would bar discrimination agasint transgender individuals in... Read more
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Boston Globe
House passes Massachusetts transgender public accommodations billThough opponents chanted “No” outside their doors earlier in the day, the Massa
House passes Massachusetts transgender public accommodations bill
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
Though opponents chanted “No” outside their doors earlier in the day, the Massachusetts House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass a transgender public accommodations bill on Wednesday The 116-36 vote was announced just before 6 p.m. to... Read more
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Boston Globe
House to take up transgender billstudents to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity
House to take up transgender bill
Boston Globe / Posted 25 days ago
students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity, prompting 11 states to sue. The Massachusetts House bill, in another difference with the Senate’s version, mandates that the Massachusetts Commission Against... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts House to debate transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House is preparing to debate a bill that would
Massachusetts House to debate transgender rights bill
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House is preparing to debate a bill that would ban discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations like restaurants, malls, and other locations. The Senate has already approved its version of the... Read more
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