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

Billions Approved For Massachusetts Transportation Projects

Construction could begin in the near future on several high-profile transportation projects around the state following an agreement reached by legislative negotiators on a $13 billion bond bill.

04/15/2014

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

Massachusetts House Passes Domestic Abuse Bill

An overhaul of the state’s domestic violence laws unanimously cleared the Massachusetts House on Tuesday.

04/08/2014

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

Deadline Looms For Mass. Legislative Panels To Recommend Bills

Bills that aren’t recommended by committees by Wednesday face a slim chance of becoming law in the session that ends July 31.

03/16/2014

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DeLeo Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

House Speaker Robert DeLeo is proposing a new minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in Massachusetts, to be phased in over three years.

03/13/2014

Victim of 'upskirt' photo on Green Line. (WBZ-TV)

Victim Happy Mass. Lawmakers Made ‘Upskirting’ Illegal

The new law is the result of outrage that followed a ruling by the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.

03/06/2014

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

Mass. Lawmakers Vote To Outlaw Taking ‘Upskirt’ Photos

Massachusetts lawmakers moved at a pace rarely seen in the legislature, acting quickly to pass through a bill criminalizing the taking of photographs up the skirts of women in public.

03/06/2014

Deval Patrick. (Photo credit STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick: No Reason To Start Over On Medical Marijuana

House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Attorney General Martha Coakley are among those who have suggested the state should hit the reset button.

03/03/2014

House Speaker Robert DeLeo. (WBZ-TV)

DeLeo: State Should Take Second Look At Medical Marijuana Dispensary Process

Robert DeLeo says he’s concerned that some of the information on the 20 applications approved last month was not thoroughly vetted, and some applicants may have submitted false or misleading statements.

02/27/2014

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Keller @ Large: House Speaker Robert DeLeo

The future of casinos in Massachusetts, health care and 2014 race for governor, were just some of the topics House Speaker Robert DeLeo discussed with Jon Keller.

02/23/2014

A rendering of the originally proposed Suffolk Downs Casino. (Courtesy: Elkus Manfredi Architects)

Tough Mass. Rules Shrink Field Of Casino Hopefuls

When Massachusetts lawmakers legalized casino gambling, they took pains to ensure that casinos would not be built in places where they weren’t wanted or operated by the ethically challenged.

11/09/2013

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