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File image of the state house at night. (Photo by Andrea Courtois)

Mass. Senate Will Likely Spend Days Debating $34 Billion Budget Proposal

The Massachusetts Senate is likely to spend several days considering a $34 billion state budget proposal.

05/18/2013

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Mass. Senators Unveil $34B State Budget Proposal

The Senate plan includes a spending increase of $1.4 billion, or about 4.4 percent, over the current fiscal year, including $403 million in new spending on housing, education, mental health and veteran services programs.

05/15/2013

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Mass. House Approves State Budget Proposal With $500 Million In New Taxes

The budget includes $500 million in new taxes, including increases in the gasoline and cigarette taxes, approved earlier by the Legislature as part of a transportation finance plan.

04/25/2013

Mass Pike Tolls

State Senate OKs New Taxes In Transportation Bill

The state Senate has passed a transportation finance bill calling for a $805 million boost in state spending on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

04/13/2013

Senate President Therese Murray

Anti-Tax Protesters Ousted From State Senate During Transportation Bill Debate

A group of anti-tax protesters has been evicted from the Senate gallery after briefly disrupting debate Saturday on a transportation finance plan that calls for about $500 million in new state taxes.

04/13/2013

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Transportation Bill Prompts Rare Weekend Session On Beacon Hill

The Senate plans a rare weekend session to consider the latest version of a bill that would pump more money into the state’s aging and debt-ridden transportation system.

04/13/2013

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Gov. Patrick Threatens Veto Of Transportation Plan

Gov. Deval Patrick derided a $500 million transportation financing plan offered by legislative leaders as a “fiscal shell game,” and said he would veto the bill if it reached his desk in its current form.

04/04/2013

Kirsten Hughes

Keller @ Large: Kirsten Hughes, Mass. GOP Chair

Jon Keller spoke with Kirsten Hughes, Chair of the Massachusetts Republican Party about the candidates in the special Senate election.

03/31/2013

Rep. Stephen Lynch and Rep. Ed Markey (Photos courtesy: Lynch and Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

Lynch, Markey Launch First TV Ads Of U.S. Senate Campaign

Massachusetts TV viewers faced a new onslaught of political ads as the U.S. Senate special election campaign kicked into high gear on Tuesday.

03/12/2013

Michael Sullivan

GOP Senate Hopefuls Turning In Required Singatures

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Michael Sullivan has delivered voter signatures to the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s office.

03/06/2013

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