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Boston Globe
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosureand municipalities to respond to public record requests within 10 days. It als
Boffo year for backers of public, campaign record disclosure
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
and municipalities to respond to public record requests within 10 days. It also seeks to limit how much an agency can charge for producing the records. The bills approved this week by the House now head to the Massachusetts Senate for considerati... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 1The live auction will be held Saturday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition
Here is the latest Massachusetts news from The Associated Press at 1
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
The live auction will be held Saturday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. BOSTON (AP) - Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled legislation designed to ramp up the state's reliance on renewable energy sources,... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Senate bill would boost state's reliance on renewable energyBOSTON (AP) - Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill designed
Senate bill would boost state's reliance on renewable energy
ABC 6 Providence / Posted yesterday
BOSTON (AP) - Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill designed to ramp up the state's reliance on renewable sources of energy, including offshore wind and hydropower. The plan detailed Friday establishes more aggressive energy... Read more
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The Herald News
Senate bill would boost state’s reliance on renewable energy BOSTON (AP) — Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill design
Senate bill would boost state’s reliance on renewable energy
The Herald News / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON (AP) — Leaders in the Massachusetts Senate have unveiled a bill designed to ramp up the state’s reliance on renewable sources of energy, including offshore wind and hydropower. The... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
Senate unveils bill to regulate ride-hailing servicesBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has unveiled a bill that would regulate
Senate unveils bill to regulate ride-hailing services
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 2 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate has unveiled a bill that would regulate ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft, including requiring drivers undergo criminal background checks and carry insurance policies of at least $1 million. Unlike a... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Massachusetts takes a big step towards licensing naturopathic quackerythey have naturopathic licensing bills in all 50 states. The situation in Mass
Massachusetts takes a big step towards licensing naturopathic quackery
ScienceBlogs / Posted 5 days ago
they have naturopathic licensing bills in all 50 states. The situation in Massachusetts is more dire in that last week the Massachusetts Senate passed S.2335. As Jann Bellamy notes, this will be, by her count, the eleventh legislative session in... Read more
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CBS News
Warren heads to Clinton campaign HQLeader Harry Reid has said he believes Warren would be a good choice to unite t
Warren heads to Clinton campaign HQ
CBS News / Posted 9 days ago
Leader Harry Reid has said he believes Warren would be a good choice to unite the party and has already looked into Massachusetts Senate Vacancy laws to ensure that if Warren left Congress for the White House, her position would not be... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Eat The Pressto cover the multitude of issues for which a presidential administration would
Eat The Press
The Huffington Post / Posted 10 days ago
to cover the multitude of issues for which a presidential administration would have to account. She'd also be leaving a Massachusetts Senate seat behind, eventually forcing Democrats into a special election matchup that's not currently in the... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Health advocates urging increase in tobacco purchasing ageBOSTON (WWLP) – State lawmakers are feeling the pressure to raise the legal age
Health advocates urging increase in tobacco purchasing age
WWLP Springfield / Posted 10 days ago
BOSTON (WWLP) – State lawmakers are feeling the pressure to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21. The Massachusetts Senate has already passed such a bill, and anti-smoking groups are lobbying House lawmakers to do the same. The... Read more
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Breitbart
Trump: ‘I’ll Apologize to Pocahontas’ for Comparing Her to Elizabeth WarrenConvention on Saturday, June 2nd at 10am at the corner of Main Street and State
Trump: ‘I’ll Apologize to Pocahontas’ for Comparing Her to Elizabeth Warren
Breitbart / Posted 13 days ago
Convention on Saturday, June 2nd at 10am at the corner of Main Street and State Street in Springfield, Massachusetts. Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren has thus far refused to acknowledge that her claims of being Cherokee have... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
State Senate wants moratorium on fracking in MassachusettsBOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is backing a ten-year moratorium on frac
State Senate wants moratorium on fracking in Massachusetts
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 14 days ago
BOSTON (AP) - The Massachusetts Senate is backing a ten-year moratorium on fracking in the state. The bill was approved unanimously on Thursday. It would also bar the disposal in Massachusetts of wastewater from fracking. Also known as hydraulic... Read more
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ABC 6 Providence
UMass Amherst to get $15M for data science, cybersecuritycenter in Springfield, which officials say could draw professionals to the area
UMass Amherst to get $15M for data science, cybersecurity
ABC 6 Providence / Posted 15 days ago
center in Springfield, which officials say could draw professionals to the area. At an event announcing the donation, Massachusetts Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said it will help make the state a national leader in cybersecurity. UMass... Read more
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CBS News
Clinton to meet with Elizabeth Warren; Trump "hopes she is VP choice"a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice. Still, some Democrats worry that choos
Clinton to meet with Elizabeth Warren; Trump "hopes she is VP choice"
CBS News / Posted 16 days ago
a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice. Still, some Democrats worry that choosing Warren as vice president could put her Massachusetts Senate seat in jeopardy. Democratic party leadership have already thought of a strategy in the case of... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Off-limits affordable housing law clouds Senate passage of zoning reformsBOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday approv
Off-limits affordable housing law clouds Senate passage of zoning reforms
WWLP Springfield / Posted 16 days ago
BOSTON (STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE) – The Massachusetts Senate on Thursday approved a sweeping zoning reform bill that supporters said will spur the development of affordable housing and encourage sustainable growth, but even those supporters admitted... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Over objections, Senate presses ahead with development billBOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate voted Thursday to press ahead with debate on
Over objections, Senate presses ahead with development bill
Leominster Champion / Posted 16 days ago
BOSTON — The Massachusetts Senate voted Thursday to press ahead with debate on its sweeping zoning reform bill over the objections of its Republican leader, who said the bill was not thoroughly vetted and could lead to confusion and litigation. A... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Over objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development billobjections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development bill By Colin A. Young
Over objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development bill
Lowell Sun / Posted 16 days ago
objections, Mass. Senate presses ahead with development bill By Colin A. Young State House News Service BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Senate voted Thursday to press ahead with debate on its sweeping zoning reform bill over the objections of its... Read more
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Boston Globe
UMass delays vote on tuition, fee increasethis strengthens our position.” For officials, the logic was simple, he said:
UMass delays vote on tuition, fee increase
Boston Globe / Posted 18 days ago
this strengthens our position.” For officials, the logic was simple, he said: “Why act before you have to?” In May, the Massachusetts Senate unveiled its version of the budget, which included a 1.5 percent increase in funding for the UMass... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Zoning bill reform to be debated by state SenateBOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The Massachusetts Senate is expected to address a zoning
Zoning bill reform to be debated by state Senate
WWLP Springfield / Posted 22 days ago
BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) - The Massachusetts Senate is expected to address a zoning reform bill, despite opposition from the real estate industry. Bill S-2144 will limit restrictive local zoning regulations and give communities incentives to plan for... Read more
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Leominster Champion
Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance plan | June 3, 2016BOSTON — Mimicking the way the House handled the issue in April, the Massachuse
Senate adopts two-tiered Real ID compliance plan | June 3, 2016
Leominster Champion / Posted 24 days ago
BOSTON — Mimicking the way the House handled the issue in April, the Massachusetts Senate last week tacked onto its budget bill an amendment intended to bring Massachusetts into compliance with the federal Real ID Act. The Real ID Act, a federal... Read more
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NBC News
NBC Newsin hospitals, restaurants, malls and other areas accessible to the public. Last
NBC News
NBC News / Posted 24 days ago
in hospitals, restaurants, malls and other areas accessible to the public. Last month, a similar version passed the Massachusetts Senate, also Democratic-controlled. On Tuesday, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker said the bill had his... Read more
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The Herald News
We've entered the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers and AAA wants the House to do something about itbroader ban on the use of handheld electronic devices by all drivers. Legislati
We've entered the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers and AAA wants the House to do something about it
The Herald News / Posted 25 days ago
broader ban on the use of handheld electronic devices by all drivers. Legislation implementing that change has cleared the Massachusetts Senate and received initial approval in the House, where it has stalled out in recent months. According to AAA,... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 28 days ago
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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WCNC Charlotte
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
WCNC Charlotte / Posted 28 days ago
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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KREM.com Spokane
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
KREM.com Spokane / Posted 28 days ago
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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WKYC Cleveland
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
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 28 days ago
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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KTHV Little Rock
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 28 days ago
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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KENS 5 San Antonio
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 28 days ago
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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5KSDK St. Louis
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rightsconcerns that a sexual predator could falsely claim gender identity to gain acc
List: A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 28 days ago
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
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 30 days 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 30 days 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 30 days 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 30 days 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 30 days 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 30 days ago
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 30 days ago
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 30 days ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month ago
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 a month 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 upset with recent government actions, according to... Read more
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