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Governor Signs Bill That Focuses On Teacher Performance

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill into law that will ensure a teacher’s evaluated job performance is the main factor considered when a school faces staffing decisions. Patrick signed the bill into law just days after it passed in both chambers of the legislature.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–06/30/2012

(credit: CBS)

NH House Ponders Bill That Would Institute $2,500 Bullying Fine

The New Hampshire House is considering whether to kill a bill that would subject people to fines of up to $2,500 for bullying a state lawmaker.

02/11/2012

(credit: CBS)

NH Bill Would Allow Service Refusal To Gay Couples

New Hampshire business owners could soon have the legal right to decide who they serve.

01/24/2012

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

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

Beer, Boston Beer Week

Mass. Beer Bill Would Give Brewers A Break From New ABCC Rules

There’s a local pushback against a new Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission rule that many local brewers fear could put them out of business.

08/05/2011

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (credit: AP)

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill Extending Simulcasting At Mass. Racetracks

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill allowing the state’s racetracks to continue simulcasting greyhound and horse races from other states for another six months.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/30/2011

Boston Mayor Tom Menino

Menino & Other Mass. Mayors Urge National Government To Settle Debt Ceiling Crisis

Mayors from across Massachusetts are calling upon national lawmakers to reach a deal in the debt ceiling talks.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/30/2011

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Beacon Hill Considers Bill To Protect Against Workplace Bullying

Mass. lawmakers were set to discuss a bill on Thursday that focuses on bullying in the workplace.

07/14/2011

(credit: CBS)

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

(File: Fireworks)

Lawmaker Pushes To Legalize Sale Of Fireworks In Mass.

A Massachusetts lawmakers has proposed legislation to allow fireworks into the state.

06/20/2011

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