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Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

1,200 Amendments Tacked On To Massachusetts Budget Bill

House lawmakers filed nearly 1,200 amendments in advance of Monday’s scheduled debate on the state’s $36.2 billion budget, some to restore funds slashed from programs during lean economic times and others to benefit pet projects at the local level.

04/26/2014

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Hike

The Massachusetts House has approved a bill that would increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from $8 to $10.50 over the next two years.

04/02/2014

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

Amendment Would Allow Mass. To Vote Early In Future Elections

House and Senate lawmakers could take up several proposed amendments to the state constitution, including one that would allow for early voting in Massachusetts.

10/05/2013

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Mass. Senate Republicans Push Bill To Increase Animal Cruelty Penalties

Animal abusers would face tougher penalties under a bill Senate Republicans are pushing on Beacon Hill.

10/04/2013

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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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Mass. Lawmakers Scramble As Formal Session Nears End

The two-year legislative session on Beacon Hill is heading into the homestretch.

07/14/2012

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

Immigrant Advocates Press Mass. Lawmakers For Action

More than 500 immigrants and their supporters are preparing to gather at the Massachusetts State House to press lawmakers to support issues that are important to foreign-born residents.

04/07/2012

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Mass. Lawmakers Pressured On Planned MBTA Hikes

State lawmakers are under growing pressure to help solve the MBTA’s funding crisis and head off steep fare hikes and service reductions.

02/14/2012

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Beacon Hill Okays Dec. 26 Liquor Sales

State lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow package stores to open on the day after Christmas.

12/15/2011

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NH’s “Caylee Anthony” Bill Would Require Parents To Report Missing Kids

New Hampshire lawmakers are planning on filing legislation named after toddler Caylee Anthony that would make it a crime to fail to report a child’s disappearance.

07/13/2011

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