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Kirsten Hughes (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Mass. GOP Chair Says Raising Taxes Ignores Voters’ Will

Kirsten Hughes tells Keller that voters sent a message when they elected Charlie Baker.

06/28/2015

Mass. House Speaker Robert DeLeo. (WBZ-TV)

Mass. House Speaker Asks Court To Sort Out Tax Dispute With Senate

Amid legislative work on a budget, Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is asking the state’s highest court to weigh in on a Senate-approved measure to freeze the state income tax rate at 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.

05/22/2015

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Senate Freezes Tax Rate, Hikes Earned Income Credit

The Massachusetts Senate has voted to freeze the state’s income tax rate at the current 5.15 percent while gradually increasing the earned income tax credit for low-income working families.

05/19/2015

President Barack Obama hugs Victoria Reggie Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy, during the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, March 30, 2015. (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Leads Dedication Of Edward M. Kennedy Institute

President Obama said he hoped the institute could help restore confidence in government at a time of great cynicism.

03/30/2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. (WBZ-TV)

Elizabeth Warren Draws Praise, Ire In 1st 2 years In Senate

In her first two years in the U.S. Senate, Elizabeth Warren has drawn praise and ire among her Capitol Hill colleagues as well as the ardent support of liberal loyalists.

11/30/2014

Senator Ed Markey (WBZ-TV)

Democratic US Sen. Edward Markey Wins Re-Election

Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

11/04/2014

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

Report: Many State Boards Should Be Eliminated

Massachusetts has dozens of state boards, commissions and task forces that no longer meet or file reports, or have simply become irrelevant.

07/31/2014

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Massachusetts Senate Begins Debate On Sweeping Gun Control Bill

The Massachusetts Senate has begun debating a sweeping overhaul of the state’s gun laws.

07/17/2014

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Mass. Senate Backs Purchase Of Pepper Spray Without ID

The state Senate is backing a measure that would allow Massachusetts residents to purchase pepper spray without a firearms identification card.

05/22/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

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