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WWLP Springfield
Plan to put rattlesnakes at the Quabbin may be delayedI’ve heard a lot of different views on it. I don’t know there seems to be a lot
Plan to put rattlesnakes at the Quabbin may be delayed
WWLP Springfield / Posted 20 hours ago
I’ve heard a lot of different views on it. I don’t know there seems to be a lot of concern,” Barry Brown, who works in Belchertown, said. The amendment still needs approval by the Massachusetts House and needs the Governor’s signature. Related Po... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Public-records bill to BakerBOSTON - The Massachusetts House and Senate each voted unanimously Wednesday to
Public-records bill to Baker
Lowell Sun / Posted 21 hours ago
BOSTON - The Massachusetts House and Senate each voted unanimously Wednesday to advance to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk a compromise bill that represents the first major overhaul of public-records access laws in 43 years. In addition to requiring state... Read more
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The Herald News
State plan cuts capital funds for Mass. highways, construction group saysDivision's capital budget is being cut 27%, those commitments and promises appe
State plan cuts capital funds for Mass. highways, construction group says
The Herald News / Posted 22 hours ago
Division's capital budget is being cut 27%, those commitments and promises appear on the verge of being broken." The Massachusetts House in April rejected a proposal for another gas tax increase. But lawmakers meeting in a Constitutional... Read more
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Leominster Champion
House passes bill to help veterans and their families | May 27, 2016Rep. Dennis Rosa As a member of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Af
House passes bill to help veterans and their families | May 27, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 22 hours ago
Rep. Dennis Rosa As a member of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, I am extremely proud to say that the Massachusetts House of Representatives has once again passed legislation that will bolster Massachusetts’ standing as the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Governor Baker to review public records lawBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House and Senate have unanimously passed a comp
Governor Baker to review public records law
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House and Senate have unanimously passed a compromise bill aimed at overhauling the state's public records law, bringing the measure one step closer to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The bill approved Wednesday... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Legislature passes bill overhauling state public records lawBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House and Senate have unanimously passed a comp
Legislature passes bill overhauling state public records law
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House and Senate have unanimously passed a compromise bill aimed at overhauling the state's public records law, bringing the measure one step closer to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's desk. The bill approved Wednesday... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Rep. Ben Swan not running for re-electionRep. Ben Swan (D-Springfield) is seen at left announcing his plans not to seek
Rep. Ben Swan not running for re-election
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
Rep. Ben Swan (D-Springfield) is seen at left announcing his plans not to seek re-election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – After 22 years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, Ben Swan is... Read more
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Boston Globe
May 23, 2016...” http://bit.ly/1WdVMno TRANSGENDER BILL COULD SEE HOUSE VOTE NEXT WEEK, vi
May 23, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
...” http://bit.ly/1WdVMno TRANSGENDER BILL COULD SEE HOUSE VOTE NEXT WEEK, via Jim O’Sullivan on BostonGlobe.com: “Massachusetts House leaders plan to begin polling members Monday on legislation extending rights for transgender people, with... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Application withdrawn, Kinder Morgan pipeline project “officially dead”problems in the Northeast and alleviate “uniquely high” gas and electricity cos
Application withdrawn, Kinder Morgan pipeline project “officially dead”
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
problems in the Northeast and alleviate “uniquely high” gas and electricity costs. Bob Croce, a candidate for the Massachusetts House seat in the district currently represented by Rep. Ted Speliotis of Danvers, said in an email Monday that... Read more
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Boston Globe
House teeing up transgender billMassachusetts House leaders plan to begin polling members Monday on legislation
House teeing up transgender bill
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
Massachusetts House leaders plan to begin polling members Monday on legislation extending rights for transgender people, with plans for a floor vote next week, according to two people familiar with the matter. The Senate passed a version of the... Read more
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The Patriot Ledger
AAA reports spike in gas prices, expects heavy holiday travelthan 350,000 motorists this weekend, with dead batteries, lockouts and flat tir
AAA reports spike in gas prices, expects heavy holiday travel
The Patriot Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
than 350,000 motorists this weekend, with dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires topping the list of travel troubles. The Massachusetts House in April rejected a proposal to raise the state gas tax by 3 cents per gallon. Note: First and last... Read more
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Lowell Sun
AAA reports spike in gas prices, expects heavy holiday travelit will rescue more than 350,000 motorists this weekend, with dead batteries, l
AAA reports spike in gas prices, expects heavy holiday travel
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
it will rescue more than 350,000 motorists this weekend, with dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires topping the list of travel troubles. The Massachusetts House in April rejected a proposal to raise the state gas tax by 3 cent... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Gallagher: Democratic superdelegates will have decisions to makehow to start bringing that change to Washington, they need only look in the mir
Gallagher: Democratic superdelegates will have decisions to make
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted 4 days ago
how to start bringing that change to Washington, they need only look in the mirror. Tom Gallagher, a past member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, has lived in San Francisco for 22 years. He is the author of “The Primary Route: How... Read more
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Investopedia
6 Cities Battling Uberthey are expected to leave the city of Austin.3. Boston Uber faces a challenge
6 Cities Battling Uber
Investopedia / Posted 6 days ago
they are expected to leave the city of Austin.3. Boston Uber faces a challenge in the form of a bill passed in the Massachusetts House that would require all Uber drivers to be certified and approved of by state authorities. Chris Taylor,... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Can superdelegates be convinced to support Bernie Sanders?that change to Washington, they need only look in the mirror. Los Angeles Time
Can superdelegates be convinced to support Bernie Sanders?
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
that change to Washington, they need only look in the mirror. Los Angeles Times Tom Gallagher, a past member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, has lived in San Francisco for 22 years. He is the author of "The Primary Route: How... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Safe Haven Law approved to help troubled mothers in Massachusettsnew option may be available for troubled mothers wishing to surrender a newborn
Safe Haven Law approved to help troubled mothers in Massachusetts
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
new option may be available for troubled mothers wishing to surrender a newborn under the state’s baby safe haven law. The Massachusetts House Thursday approved a bill that would allow anyone to deliver a child 7 days old or younger to “an... Read more
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The Brockton Enterprise
REP. BRUCE AYERS: End illegal use handicapped parking spotsinterest your recent editorial, "Raise the fine for abusing handicapped parking
REP. BRUCE AYERS: End illegal use handicapped parking spots
The Brockton Enterprise / Posted 14 days ago
interest your recent editorial, "Raise the fine for abusing handicapped parking zones" (April 24). As a legislator in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, I couldn’t agree more – something needs to be done.My background as a small... Read more
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill 33-4law that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplac
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill 33-4
Boston Herald / Posted 14 days ago
law that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing. The debate now heads to the Massachusetts House. If the bill becomes law, Massachusetts would join 17 states and the District of Columbia that have... Read more
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Salon.com
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billlaw that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplac
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
Salon.com / Posted 14 days ago
law that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing. The debate now heads to the Massachusetts House. If the bill becomes law, Massachusetts would join 17 states and the District of Columbia that have... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billlaw that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplac
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
law that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing. The debate now heads to the Massachusetts House. If the bill becomes law, Massachusetts would join 17 states and the District of Columbia that have... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billlaw that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplac
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 14 days ago
law that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing. The debate now heads to the Massachusetts House. If the bill becomes law, Massachusetts would join 17 states and the District of Columbia that have... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billlaw that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplac
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 14 days ago
law that already bans discrimination against transgender people in the workplace and housing. The debate now heads to the Massachusetts House. If the bill becomes law, Massachusetts would join 17 states and the District of Columbia that have... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. Senate approves transgender anti-discrimination billto identify as a female to gain access to women’s restrooms. State Senator Don
Mass. Senate approves transgender anti-discrimination bill
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
to identify as a female to gain access to women’s restrooms. State Senator Don Humason (R-Westfield) is the only western Massachusetts lawmaker who voted against the bill. “Anytime there is no set standard and it’s based simply on... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Missing statue of Anthony Scibelli found inside plastic bagto restore the bust to the pedestal. A Springfield Democrat, Scibelli was know
Missing statue of Anthony Scibelli found inside plastic bag
WWLP Springfield / Posted 14 days ago
to restore the bust to the pedestal. A Springfield Democrat, Scibelli was known as the “Dean of the House,” having represented the South End and other city neighborhoods in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 48 years. He died i... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Advocates push for nursing assistant raiseswhich the MSCA called "a critical first step towards the Quality Jobs for Quali
Advocates push for nursing assistant raises
Lowell Sun / Posted 15 days ago
which the MSCA called "a critical first step towards the Quality Jobs for Quality Care Initiative. Advertisement" The Massachusetts House of Representatives is expected to increase Baker's request by a slight margin in its own version of the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
House passes bill to support Massachusetts veteransBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House has advanced a bill that seeks to expand
House passes bill to support Massachusetts veterans
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts House has advanced a bill that seeks to expand housing, health care and employment opportunities for veterans. The bill passed unanimously on Wednesday. The measure would create a new office of State Veterans' Home... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, homeA man was shot and killed by police Tuesday night after stabbing four people, t
Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, home
Bangor Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
A man was shot and killed by police Tuesday night after stabbing four people, two of whom later died, in twin attacks at a Massachusetts house and shopping mall, state police said. Two people were stabbed at a mall outside Boston by an assailant who... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, homeman was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night after stabbing four people,
Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, home
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night after stabbing four people, two of whom later died, in twin attacks at a Massachusetts house and shopping mall, state police said. Two people were stabbed at a mall outside Boston by an assailant... Read more
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iol.co.za
Suspect killed after Massachusetts mall attackman was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night after stabbing four people,
Suspect killed after Massachusetts mall attack
iol.co.za / Posted 16 days ago
man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night after stabbing four people, two of whom later died, in twin attacks at a Massachusetts house and shopping mall, state police said. Two people were stabbed at a mall outside Boston by an assailant... Read more
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Swissinfo
Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, homeman was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night after stabbing four people,
Suspect dead after four stabbed at Massachusetts mall, home
Swissinfo / Posted 16 days ago
man was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night after stabbing four people, two of whom later died, in twin attacks at a Massachusetts house and shopping mall, state police said. Two people were stabbed at a mall outside Boston by an assailant... Read more
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OJornal News
Tom Lopes sculpture and memorial park fundraiser May 29completing the statue in memory of the late New Bedford activist who became the
Tom Lopes sculpture and memorial park fundraiser May 29
OJornal News / Posted 20 days ago
completing the statue in memory of the late New Bedford activist who became the first Cape-Verdean American elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and later published the Cape Verdean News. The statue will be placed at a vacant... Read more
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Leominster Champion
The ugly reason for Leominster’s $37,000 special election | May 6, 2016she could not serve that role without quitting her current job, or securing app
The ugly reason for Leominster’s $37,000 special election | May 6, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 21 days ago
she could not serve that role without quitting her current job, or securing approval from the Leominster City Council, the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Massachusetts State Senate, Gov. Charlie Baker and (possibly) also a ratification... Read more
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Brandon Sun
Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hallinclusive," the mayor said. "Quite the opposite. We are safer, we are stronger
Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall
Brandon Sun / Posted 24 days ago
inclusive," the mayor said. "Quite the opposite. We are safer, we are stronger when everyone enjoys the same protections." Massachusetts House leaders last week unveiled a revised version of the bill, adding language that could facilitate legal... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hallinclusive," the mayor said. "Quite the opposite. We are safer, we are stronger
Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall
The Record Searchlight / Posted 24 days ago
inclusive," the mayor said. "Quite the opposite. We are safer, we are stronger when everyone enjoys the same protections." Massachusetts House leaders last week unveiled a revised version of the bill, adding language that could facilitate legal... Read more
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Boston Globe
Officials raise transgender flag at Boston City Halllawmakers are weighing a bill that would extend protections to transgender indi
Officials raise transgender flag at Boston City Hall
Boston Globe / Posted 24 days ago
lawmakers are weighing a bill that would extend protections to transgender individuals in public places. Massachusetts House leaders on Friday unveiled a revised version of the bill, adding language that could facilitate legal... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Officials raise transgender flag at Boston City Halllawmakers are weighing a bill that would extend protections to transgender indi
Officials raise transgender flag at Boston City Hall
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 24 days ago
lawmakers are weighing a bill that would extend protections to transgender individuals in public places. Massachusetts House leaders on Friday unveiled a revised version of the bill, adding language that could facilitate legal... Read more
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FOX News
'Baby Doe's' mother, boyfriend arrested in her deathBella's age at 2 1/2 - she previously had been thought to be about 3 or 4 when
'Baby Doe's' mother, boyfriend arrested in her death
FOX News / Posted 26 days ago
Bella's age at 2 1/2 - she previously had been thought to be about 3 or 4 when her body was found 83 days ago. Earlier, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo said McCarthy was being treated at a Boston hospital for drug issues. More On... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Must-see: Runaway delivery truck smashes into homeA home survance camera caught a scary incident involving a run-a-way truck that
Must-see: Runaway delivery truck smashes into home
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 26 days ago
A home survance camera caught a scary incident involving a run-a-way truck that smashed into a Massachusetts house. (WFXT)WORCESTER, Mass. — An unmanned box truck careened down a road in Massachusetts Friday morning, then crashed into a house. The... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Must-see: Runaway delivery truck smashes into homeA home survance camera caught a scary incident involving a run-a-way truck that
Must-see: Runaway delivery truck smashes into home
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 26 days ago
A home survance camera caught a scary incident involving a run-a-way truck that smashed into a Massachusetts house. (WFXT)WORCESTER, Mass. — An unmanned box truck careened down a road in Massachusetts Friday morning, then crashed into a house. The... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Revised bill boosts transgender protectionBOSTON -- Massachusetts House leaders Friday unveiled a revised version of a bi
Revised bill boosts transgender protection
Lowell Sun / Posted 27 days ago
BOSTON -- Massachusetts House leaders Friday unveiled a revised version of a bill that would increase protections for transgender people, adding new language that could facilitate legal action against anyone who makes an "improper" claim of gender... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Revised transgender bill unveiled by House leaders BOSTON -- Massachusetts House leaders Friday unveiled a revised version of a
Revised transgender bill unveiled by House leaders
Lowell Sun / Posted 27 days ago
BOSTON -- Massachusetts House leaders Friday unveiled a revised version of a bill that would increase protections for transgender people, adding new language that could facilitate legal action... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. House approves $39.5 billion budget through private deliberationsBOSTON (WWLP) – After three days of deliberations, the Massachusetts House unan
Mass. House approves $39.5 billion budget through private deliberations
WWLP Springfield / Posted 27 days ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – After three days of deliberations, the Massachusetts House unanimously approved a $39.5 dollar budget. The budget does not include new taxes or tax increases, satisfying both Democrats and Republicans. State Representative Todd Smola... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Bay State outperforms rest of nationMass. economy grows in Q1 By Michael P. Norton State House News Service BOSTON
Bay State outperforms rest of nation
Lowell Sun / Posted 28 days ago
Mass. economy grows in Q1 By Michael P. Norton State House News Service BOSTON -- Hours after the Massachusetts House approved an annual budget calling for modest spending increases, federal officials reported Thursday that U.S. gross domestic... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Council: adequate power to meet lower summer demandcapacity adjustments are factored in the net change for New England generation
Council: adequate power to meet lower summer demand
Lowell Sun / Posted 28 days ago
capacity adjustments are factored in the net change for New England generation from last summer is negative 79 megawatts. Massachusetts House leaders have spent months working on an omnibus energy bill, which could be released in May. The... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Champs of the Week | April 29, 2016for 12 years and was involved in the league long before his own son played in t
Champs of the Week | April 29, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 28 days ago
for 12 years and was involved in the league long before his own son played in the league. DeSantis was honored by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for his outstanding contributions to youth sports. During his life, he touched the... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
New nominee for economic officialdo so. Prior to becoming head of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporat
New nominee for economic official
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
do so. Prior to becoming head of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, Cummings was research director for the Massachusetts House of Representatives and has worked at the Massachusetts State House in various roles for about 10 years,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
House approves nearly $40B spending plan; Senate is nextBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a ne
House approves nearly $40B spending plan; Senate is next
WWLP Springfield / Posted 29 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts House gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a nearly $40 billion state budget that calls for an overall increase of about 3 percent in state spending and does not include any new taxes. The focus now shifts to the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Cape Wind appeals state board’s denial of transmission approvals(Flickr Commons/Timothy Tolle) BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Cape Wind, the offshore
Cape Wind appeals state board’s denial of transmission approvals
WWLP Springfield / Posted 29 days ago
(Flickr Commons/Timothy Tolle) BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Cape Wind, the offshore wind project planned for Nantucket Sound, has not given up despite some serious setbacks, and this week appealed to the Supreme Judicial Court a state board decision... Read more
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Boston Globe
April 27, 2016and parks. ...” http://bit.ly/1T5mVC0 HOUSE PASSES BUDGET, via Michael Norton
April 27, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 29 days ago
and parks. ...” http://bit.ly/1T5mVC0 HOUSE PASSES BUDGET, via Michael Norton of the State House News Service: “The Massachusetts House passed a $39.5 billion fiscal 2017 budget Wednesday afternoon, shipping its spending plan to the Senate... Read more
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WBUR Boston
House Unanimously Approves $39.5 Billion BudgetMassachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) BOSTON The Massachusetts House p
House Unanimously Approves $39.5 Billion Budget
WBUR Boston / Posted 29 days ago
Massachusetts State House. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) BOSTON The Massachusetts House passed a $39.5 billion fiscal 2017 budget Wednesday afternoon, shipping its spending plan to the Senate which plans in May to debate its vision of what state spending... Read more
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