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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

File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

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

AR15 assault rifle. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

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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State Senator Chases Thief, Manages To Recover Woman’s iPhone

A state senator helped track down a thief who stole an iPhone right out of a woman’s hands on Wednesday afternoon.

12/14/2012

Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) gave an unsolicited holiday gift to outgoing Administration and Finance Secretary Jay Gonzalez Thursday: ten tubs of marshmallow Fluff. (Photo courtesy: State House News Service)

‘Fluff’ Takes Center Stage In Beacon Hill Budget Spat

An iconic Massachusetts invention landed in the middle of a sticky partisan political situation on Beacon Hill Thursday.

12/13/2012

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Gov. Patrick To Announce Cabinet Shake-Up

Gov. Deval Patrick is planning a major shake-up in his administration as he heads into the final two years of his second term.

12/12/2012

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Man Arrested After Possible Stun Gun Robbery On Beacon Hill

A Boston man is under arrest over an armed robbery on Beacon Hill that may have involved a taser.

12/08/2012

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Mass. Bill To Legalize Online Wine Shopping Squashed Again

Wine aficionados will not be able to shop online any time soon for their favorite vintage in Massachusetts.

12/07/2012

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