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Mass. Bill Aims To Protect Pets During Disasters

Massachusetts cities and towns would be required to come up with emergency evacuation and shelter plans for household pets under a bill unanimously approved Thursday by the state Senate.

10/10/2013

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How To Save Money On Your Auto Insurance Bill

A recent survey found that most drivers aren’t aware they are eligible for discounts and there’s a reason.

09/05/2013

Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston

Boston Reacts To New Pope

Some were hoping that Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, who was rumored to be a frontrunner, would be the first American pope.

03/13/2013

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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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Mass. May Limit Time That Owners May Tie Up Dogs Outside

Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a bill that would forbid pet owners from leaving their dogs tied up outside for more than eight hours at a time.

03/03/2012

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New Push To Ban Hand-Held Cell Phones While Driving In Mass.

The Joint Transportation Committee unanimously approved the latest version of the bill Thursday.

01/27/2012

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Mass. Senate Okays Work Leave For Domestic Violence Victims

The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would allow victims of domestic violence to take up to 15 days of leave from their jobs without facing penalties from their employers.

01/12/2012

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Proposed ‘3 Strikes’ Law For Violent Convicts Takes Big Step Forward

For years, a local family has been trying to get the state to toughen up the laws and keep repeat violent offenders in prison.

11/10/2011

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Sen. Scott Brown Calls For Compromise On Obama Jobs Bill

Senator Scott Brown is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to move quickly to bring some kind of jobs bill to the floor of the Senate for a vote.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–10/08/2011

The bipartisan group of state lawmakers unveiled the new immigration bill Monday. (Photo by Kim Tunnicliffe)

Bipartisan Group Promotes Bill To Crack Down On Illegal Immigration

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers has unveiled a bill aimed at clamping down on illegal immigration in Massachusetts.

09/26/2011

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