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Education Advocates Criticize Federal Budget Cuts For Head Start

Advocates say more than 2,000 young children in Massachusetts will not be going back to school next week because federal budget cuts have reduced the number of slots available in the Head Start program.


Elizabeth Warren talks to reporters at ABCD headquarters. (Photo by Carl Stevens)

Warren: ‘Sequester Is About Hurting People’

Congress and the White House have just four days to stop $85 billion in automatic spending cuts, known as the sequester.


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Federal Budget Cuts Could Hit MA Schools Hard

The White House says Massachusetts could lose tens of millions of dollars for education, environmental protection, and child care if automatic federal budget cuts take effect as scheduled.


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ITeam: State Police Auto Theft Task Force To Be Shut Down

A Massachusetts State Police task force that hunts down hot wheels, like a pricey Bentley that was stolen thousands of miles away may soon be history, the I-Team has learned.


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Top Mass. Lawmakers Handing Out Raises To Staffers

Massachusetts’ two top lawmakers are handing out raises to hundreds of staffers even as the state faces declining revenues that could force budget cuts.


Special Advisor on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren at the White House on July 18, 2011. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Warren At Odds With Kerry Over Budget Cuts

As Washington struggles to come up with a plan to fix the national budget, is Elizabeth Warren in sync with John Kerry on what to do about it? Jon Keller is at large.


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Get Ready For Cuts In Federal Home Heating Aid

With Congress expected to gut a federal home heating aid program and fall just beginning, New England states are preparing to reduce benefits or the number of households receiving help.


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MBTA’s Evening, Weekend Service Face Possible Cuts

The MBTA could be making some major financial changes in the next few years.


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Mass. Could Be Hit Hard By Future Budget Cuts

Jay Gonzalez, the state’s budget chief says he is relieved with the action taken in Washington, but uncertain about what is ahead.


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Keller @ Large: Beacon Hill: Do You Really Care?

A question for the powers-that-be. Do you really care enough about the people who really need our tax dollars to make sure every last one of them goes where it should?