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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

Gabriel Gomez

GOP Senate Hopeful Gomez Visits Textile Plant

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez pressed Tuesday for a cut in the corporate tax rate after a tour of textile-maker Polartec.

06/04/2013

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

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