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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

Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

Beacon Hill Considers Bill To Protect Transgender People From Discrimination

The Committee on the Judiciary held a public hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse to hear testimony on a bill that would add the words “gender identity or expression” to the state’s existing nondiscrimination laws.

06/08/2011

File photo of the Middleton chemical plant explosion that injured four people in March, 2011.

Mass. State Rep. Proposes New Rules To Prevent Chemical Plant Explosions

A state representative from Danvers is proposing legislation he says will prevent boiler explosions like the one that leveled a Danvers neighborhood five years ago.

06/04/2011

Tanning Beds

RI Looks To Ban Underage Teens From Tanning Beds

Rhode Island would be the first state to prohibit people under 18 from using tanning salons under a proposal passed by the state Senate.

05/07/2011

Michael Woodmansee

RI Lawmakers Push Legislation To Delay Release Of Child Killer

Rhode Island lawmakers will soon take up legislation that could delay the release of a man convicted of killing a 5-year-old to give officials more time to review his case.

04/09/2011

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