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Lowell Sun
State Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance planplan By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- Mimicking the way th
State Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance plan
Lowell Sun / Posted 13 hours ago
plan By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- Mimicking the way the House handled the issued last month, the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday tacked onto its budget bill an amendment intended to bring Massachusetts into compliance... Read more
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OJornal News
Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licenses BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate has approved an amendment that aims to
Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licenses
OJornal News / Posted 13 hours ago
BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts Senate has approved an amendment that aims to bring the state into compliance with REAL ID, a federal program that sets new requirements for driver’s licenses... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
State Senate passes nearly $40B budgetBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has passed a $39.5 billion budget that i
State Senate passes nearly $40B budget
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 hours ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has passed a $39.5 billion budget that invests heavily in education and local aid, and funnels millions into the state's opioid abuse crisis. Sen. Karen Spilka, chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Ways and... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Retailers balk at push for ban on single-use plastic bagsNews Service BOSTON -- A ban on single-use plastic bags from large stores and c
Retailers balk at push for ban on single-use plastic bags
Lowell Sun / Posted 17 hours ago
News Service BOSTON -- A ban on single-use plastic bags from large stores and chains around the state, approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday, will feed the anger of store owners who are upset with recent government actions,... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licensesBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved an amendment that aims to b
Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licenses
WWLP Springfield / Posted 19 hours ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved an amendment that aims to bring the state into compliance with REAL ID, a federal program that sets new requirements for driver’s licenses and other identification cards. The amendment — passed... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Study will examine the feasibility of a Springfield-Boston rail servicePhoto Courtesy: MGNonline BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate unanimously
Study will examine the feasibility of a Springfield-Boston rail service
WWLP Springfield / Posted yesterday
Photo Courtesy: MGNonline BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill to study how feasible the rail service is now from Springfield to Boston, and how much it would cost. Right now, the only passenger train from Springfield... Read more
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Boston Globe
May 26, 2016Buckley, who was earlier promoted to senior adviser, will give up his communica
May 26, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Buckley, who was earlier promoted to senior adviser, will give up his communications title. ...” http://bit.ly/1OQ3U5F MASSACHUSETTS SENATE BUDGET ROUNDUP -STATE HOUSE TALKER — RETAILERS UNHAPPY WITH PLASTIC BAG BAN, via Andy Metzger of the... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licensesBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has passed a budget amendment that would
Senate OKs amendment making changes to drivers licenses
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has passed a budget amendment that would bring the state into compliance with REAL ID, a federal program that sets new requirements for driver's licenses and identification cards. The measure approved Thursday... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted yesterday
concerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain access to female restrooms or locker rooms. The Massachusetts Senate approved a version of the bill that doesn't including the "improper purpose" language. The House has yet... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted yesterday
concerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain access to female restrooms or locker rooms. The Massachusetts Senate approved a version of the bill that doesn't including the "improper purpose" language. The House has yet... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted yesterday
concerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain access to female restrooms or locker rooms. The Massachusetts Senate approved a version of the bill that doesn't including the "improper purpose" language. The House has yet... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted yesterday
concerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain access to female restrooms or locker rooms. The Massachusetts Senate approved a version of the bill that doesn't including the "improper purpose" language. The House has yet... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Retail group balks at ban on single-use plastic bagsNews Service BOSTON -- A ban on single-use plastic bags from large stores and c
Retail group balks at ban on single-use plastic bags
Lowell Sun / Posted yesterday
News Service BOSTON -- A ban on single-use plastic bags from large stores and chains around the state, approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Wednesday, will feed the anger of store owners upset with recent government actions, according to... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. Senate passes 1 year moratorium on “Rattlesnake Island” planBOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate passed a 1 year moratorium on the Bake
Mass. Senate passes 1 year moratorium on “Rattlesnake Island” plan
WWLP Springfield / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate passed a 1 year moratorium on the Baker Administration’s controversial plan to raise Timber Rattlesnakes in the Quabbin Reservoir. According to State Senator Eric Lesser, “The people of western and central... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate rejects tax exemption for “public purpose” farmers’ marketsBOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday turned back an amend
Senate rejects tax exemption for “public purpose” farmers’ markets
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday turned back an amendment that would have made farmers’ markets exempt from paying property taxes. The Sen. Richard Ross amendment, which was rejected 10-28, would have designated farmers’... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Senate rejects tax exemption for farmers' markets By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate
Senate rejects tax exemption for farmers' markets
Lowell Sun / Posted 3 days ago
By Colin A. Young STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate on Tuesday turned back an amendment that would have made farmers' markets exempt from paying property taxes. The Sen.... Read more
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget planBOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate is set to begin debate on a $39.5 billion sta
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate is set to begin debate on a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education. Debate starts Tuesday on the proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting July... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget planBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a $39.5 billion st
Massachusetts Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 5 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education. The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 relies on no new... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State Senate to debate $39.5B state budget planBOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a $39.5 billion s
State Senate to debate $39.5B state budget plan
Lowell Sun / Posted 5 days ago
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a $39.5 billion state budget plan that increases spending on local schools and public higher education. The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 relies on no new... Read more
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Boston Globe
May 19, 2016PDF (better for iPhones): bit.ly/1WEBjbQ RUH ROH, via Andrea Estes with me con
May 19, 2016
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
PDF (better for iPhones): bit.ly/1WEBjbQ RUH ROH, via Andrea Estes with me contributing in today’s Globe: “The Massachusetts Senate received a subpoena Wednesday from prosecutors investigating state Senator Brian A. Joyce, the first... Read more
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International Business Times
Mississippi school system backtracks support for transgender bathroom policy to as S.735, which allows equal access to public places regardless of gender id
Mississippi school system backtracks support for transgender bathroom policy
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
to as S.735, which allows equal access to public places regardless of gender identity - was previously approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday 12 May, by a vote of 33 to 4. According to The Associated Press, education officials... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senate receives subpoena in Joyce probeThe Massachusetts Senate Wednesday received a subpoena from prosecutors investi
Senate receives subpoena in Joyce probe
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
The Massachusetts Senate Wednesday received a subpoena from prosecutors investigating Milton Senator Brian A. Joyce, the first time the State House has been drawn into the federal probe. The subpoena sought records from a small group of senators,... Read more
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Lowell Sun
State Senate ready to make case for higher education funding increasesready to make case for higher education funding increases By Michael P. Norton
State Senate ready to make case for higher education funding increases
Lowell Sun / Posted 10 days ago
ready to make case for higher education funding increases By Michael P. Norton State House News Service BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate is poised in the coming weeks to press the House and Gov. Charlie Baker to make larger investments in... Read more
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The Herald News
Mass. Senate ready to make case for higher education funding increases BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate is poised in the coming weeks to press the
Mass. Senate ready to make case for higher education funding increases
The Herald News / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate is poised in the coming weeks to press the House and Gov. Charlie Baker to make larger investments in public higher education.The fiscal 2017... Read more
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Boston Globe
Senate leaders to unveil $40B Massachusetts budget proposalBOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Senate leaders are preparing to roll out their vers
Senate leaders to unveil $40B Massachusetts budget proposal
Boston Globe / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Senate leaders are preparing to roll out their version of a nearly $40 billion state budget. The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 will be unveiled by the Senate Ways and Means Committee on... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Senate leaders to unveil $40B Massachusetts budget proposalBOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Senate leaders are preparing to roll out their vers
Senate leaders to unveil $40B Massachusetts budget proposal
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Senate leaders are preparing to roll out their version of a nearly $40 billion state budget. The proposed spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 will be unveiled by the Senate Ways and Means Committee on... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
In wake of Senate vote, Berkshire schools receive guidance on ensuring transgender rightsessentially prevents people from using public bathrooms that do not correspond
In wake of Senate vote, Berkshire schools receive guidance on ensuring transgender rights
Berkshire Eagle / Posted 14 days ago
essentially prevents people from using public bathrooms that do not correspond with their biological sex. On Thursday, the Massachusetts Senate voted 33-4 to advance a bill that would offer transgender people the right to use public restrooms... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
US Government to issue transgender restroom guidance to schoolsagainst transgender people advanced in the Democratic-led legislature in the li
US Government to issue transgender restroom guidance to schools
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 14 days ago
against transgender people advanced in the Democratic-led legislature in the liberal state of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Senate approved the bill protecting transgender rights by a wide margin, sending it to the state House of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Obama transgender directive draws praise, but Mass. has already taken stepsto create a school culture that respects and values all students.” The transge
Obama transgender directive draws praise, but Mass. has already taken steps
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
to create a school culture that respects and values all students.” The transgender rights bill that was approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday would prohibit discrimination in public spaces such as parks and restaurants. Globe... Read more
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International Business Times
Obama Administration orders public schools to grant bathroom access to transgender students equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The bill, also ref
Obama Administration orders public schools to grant bathroom access to transgender students
International Business Times / Posted 15 days ago
equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The bill, also referred to as S.735, was approved by the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday 12 May, by a vote of 33 to 4. According to the Boston Globe, the legislation - which will... Read more
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The Advocate
Massachusetts Advances Transgender Accommodations BillThe Massachusetts Senate today approved a transgender-inclusive public accommod
Massachusetts Advances Transgender Accommodations Bill
The Advocate / Posted 15 days ago
The Massachusetts Senate today approved a transgender-inclusive public accommodations bill, sending it the state House of Representatives, where it is likely to pass. Massachusetts already bans discrimination based on gender identity in employment,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill 33-4BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at banning dis
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill 33-4
Boston Herald / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as restaurants, malls and other locations. The bill also would let transgender people use bathrooms... Read more
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Salon.com
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at bannin
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
Salon.com / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as restaurants, malls and other locations. The bill also would let transgender people use... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) � The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at bannin
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) � The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as restaurants, malls and other locations. The bill also would let transgender people use... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) � The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at bannin
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) � The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as restaurants, malls and other locations. The bill also would let transgender people use... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) � The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at bannin
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) � The Massachusetts Senate approved a bill Thursday aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as restaurants, malls and other locations. The bill also would let transgender people use... Read more
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Boston Globe
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill aimed at banning dis
Massachusetts Senate approves transgender rights bill
Boston Globe / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill aimed at banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations such as restaurants, malls and other locations. The bill also would let transgender people use bathrooms... Read more
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Reuters
Massachusetts lawmakers debate transgender rights billbathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California
Massachusetts lawmakers debate transgender rights bill
Reuters / Posted 15 days ago
bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. BOSTON The Massachusetts' Senate began debating a bill protecting the rights of transgender people on Thursday, a move some see as a... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Senate OKs bill to keep siblings together in foster care | May 13, 2016BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate made quick work Thursday, May 5 of a bill tha
Senate OKs bill to keep siblings together in foster care | May 13, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate made quick work Thursday, May 5 of a bill that would require the state court system and the Department of Children and Families to keep siblings removed from their parents’ custody together in foster care. The bill... Read more
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WBUR Boston
State Senate To Take Up Transgender Public Accomodations BillThe Massachusetts Senate is expected to take up a bill that would protect trans
State Senate To Take Up Transgender Public Accomodations Bill
WBUR Boston / Posted 15 days ago
The Massachusetts Senate is expected to take up a bill that would protect transgender people in Massachusetts from discrimination in the areas of public accommodation, including gender-segregated restrooms and locker rooms. (Toby Talbot/AP File) The... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts Senate to debate transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is preparing to debate a bill banning di
Massachusetts Senate to debate transgender rights bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is preparing to debate a bill banning discrimination against transgender people in public accommodations. Lawmakers on Thursday will debate the bill, which has the strong support of Democratic Senate President... Read more
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Boston Globe
Foes of transgender bill say it would harm privacy rightsMassachusetts Family Institute held a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to
Foes of transgender bill say it would harm privacy rights
Boston Globe / Posted 16 days ago
Massachusetts Family Institute held a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal. The Massachusetts Senate is set to debate the bill on Thursday. Massachusetts Family Institute President Andrew Beckwith says... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Foes of transgender bill say it would harm privacy rightsMassachusetts Family Institute held a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to
Foes of transgender bill say it would harm privacy rights
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
Massachusetts Family Institute held a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal. The Massachusetts Senate is set to debate the bill on Thursday. Massachusetts Family Institute President Andrew Beckwith says... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Foes of transgender bill say it would harm privacy rightsMassachusetts Family Institute held a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to
Foes of transgender bill say it would harm privacy rights
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 16 days ago
Massachusetts Family Institute held a Statehouse press conference Wednesday to urge lawmakers to reject the proposal. The Massachusetts Senate is set to debate the bill on Thursday. Massachusetts Family Institute President Andrew Beckwith says... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Rosenberg sees $200 million gap in state budget(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Unlike Gov. Charlie Bake
Rosenberg sees $200 million gap in state budget
WWLP Springfield / Posted 17 days ago
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – Unlike Gov. Charlie Baker and House leaders, Massachusetts Senate leaders preparing their annual fiscal 2017 spending bill have the benefit of updated tax collection data, and the latest numbers... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Special elections held for 2 seats in Massachusetts SenateBOSTON (AP) - Voting is underway to fill two vacant seats in the Massachusetts
Special elections held for 2 seats in Massachusetts Senate
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 17 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - Voting is underway to fill two vacant seats in the Massachusetts Senate. Republican Patrick O'Connor and Democrat Joan Meschino are vying in Tuesday's special election in a South Shore district that was represented by Republican Robert... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. Senate to debate transgender rights bill on ThursdayBOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate is gearing up for a controversial vote
Mass. Senate to debate transgender rights bill on Thursday
WWLP Springfield / Posted 18 days ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts Senate is gearing up for a controversial vote Thursday. Senate bill 735 would ban discrimination against transgender people in public places, and would allow them to use the restroom of their choice. Governor Charlie... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Massachusetts Senate to debate transgender rights bill BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a bill aimed at
Massachusetts Senate to debate transgender rights bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 19 days ago
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a bill aimed at strengthening legal protections for transgender individuals. The bill would ban discrimination against transgender... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Massachusetts Senate to debate transgender rights billBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a bill aimed at st
Massachusetts Senate to debate transgender rights bill
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 19 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is planning to debate a bill aimed at strengthening legal protections for transgender individuals. The bill would ban discrimination against transgender people in restaurants, malls and other public... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Senate approves bill that would OK raw milk distributionBOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a sweeping bill aimed at pr
Senate approves bill that would OK raw milk distribution
WWLP Springfield / Posted 20 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a sweeping bill aimed at promoting the state’s agricultural sector, including allowing the distribution of raw milk. Supporters say the bill provides opportunities for Massachusetts farmers,... Read more
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