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Transportation Bill Prompts Rare Weekend Session On Beacon Hill

The Senate plans a rare weekend session to consider the latest version of a bill that would pump more money into the state’s aging and debt-ridden transportation system.

04/13/2013

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House-Senate Plan Would Raise $500 Million For Transportation

The Massachusetts House and Senate have agreed on a plan to raise $500 million to fund the state’s transportation system.

04/02/2013

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Mass. Lawmakers Face Tough Budget Questions

The debate over taxes and spending on Beacon Hill is approaching a critical juncture.

03/30/2013

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Galvin: Cities And Towns Should Share Cost Of Special Senate Election

The state picked up the entire tab during the last special election in 2010, but this year Bill Galvin wants local communities to share the expense.

02/14/2013

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Snowboarders Hit The Streets Of Beacon Hill After The Blizzard Of 2013

The blizzard of 2013 brought a lot of headaches, but there was also some fun with it.

02/13/2013

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Beacon Hill Considers Increasing Penalties For Wildlife Poaching

A bill filed on Beacon Hill is aiming to toughen state laws against wildlife poaching, some of which haven’t been updated in decades.

01/23/2013

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Patrick To Roll Out Report On Transportation System Overhaul

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Deval Patrick is planning to roll out a long-awaited report for financing an overhaul of Massachusetts’ aging transportation system. The Department of Transportation initially planned to release the report earlier in […]

01/12/2013

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Mass. Bill Would Allow Domestic Violence Victims To Break Lease Without Penalties

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault by letting them break a lease without penalty.

12/29/2012

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Beacon Hill Lawmakers Face Budget, Drug Lab Questions In Upcoming Session

When the Legislature reconvenes Wednesday for the start of the next two-year session, local lawmakers will have quite a number of issues to deal with.

12/29/2012

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Massachusetts Gun Laws May Get Tighter

A lawmaker from Natick is promising to bring the debate to Beacon Hill as soon as he can.

12/17/2012

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