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House Votes To Raise Mass. Minimum Wage

A bill that raises the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017 was approved Wednesday afternoon in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/18/2014

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Mass. Senate Backs Purchase Of Pepper Spray Without ID

The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.

05/22/2014

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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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