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Mass. Senate Will Likely Spend Days Debating $34 Billion Budget Proposal

The Massachusetts Senate is likely to spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal.

05/18/2013

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Beacon Hill To Consider Proposal To Cut Number Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

A legislative committee plans to hear several proposals to change Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law as the state prepares for implementation of the voter-approved measures.

05/04/2013

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FBI & IRS Raid Swedenborgian Church On Beacon Hill

Investigators from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service are conducting an operation at the Swedenborgian Church on Boston’s Beacon Hill.

05/02/2013

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Beacon Hill Wants MBTA To Consider Station Naming Rights

The Massachusetts Senate is calling on the MBTA to consider selling naming rights for subway and commuter rail stations.

04/13/2013

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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

William Galvin

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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