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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

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

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

(Photo by Tom Sperduto/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

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

Ted Kennedy Jr. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. Considering Run For Conn. State Senate

Ted Kennedy Jr., who has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years, says he’s considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

03/25/2014

Charlie Baker addresses delegates at the Mass. GOP convention. (WBZ-TV)

Baker Narrowly Avoids Contested GOP Primary For Governor

Delegates to the Republican state convention strongly backed Charlie Baker for their party’s gubernatorial nomination on Saturday, and conservative tea party member Mark Fisher just barely missed receiving enough support to force a contested GOP primary.

03/22/2014

Scott Brown speaks in NH. (WBZ-TV)

Scott Brown Forms Exploratory Committee For NH Senate Run

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has announced that he has formed an exploratory committee to enter New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race.

03/14/2014

Senator Ed Markey (WBZ-TV)

Sen. Markey Votes “Present” On Syria Resolution

Massachusetts two Democratic U.S. senators say they want more information before deciding how to vote on President Barack Obama’s request for limited military action in Syria.

09/04/2013

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What’s Next for Immigration Reform?

July 6, 2013 The Senate passed the immigration reform bill that would give a path to citizenship to some of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., bringing them out of the […]

WBZ-TV–07/05/2013

Gabriel Gomez and Ed Markey in the WBZ Senate Debate. (Pool Photo/Yoon S. Byun/Boston Globe)

Gomez, Markey Clash In Senate Debate

Democrat Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez clashed in their first debate in Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election Wednesday, sparring on abortion, national security and gun issues.

06/05/2013

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