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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

Gabriel Gomez. (Credit: Gomez Campaign)

GOP Senate Hopeful Gabriel Gomez Kicks Off Campaign

Cohasset businessman Gabriel Gomez formally launched his U.S. Senate bid Thursday.

02/28/2013

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Mass. Voters To Face Contested US Senate Primaries

Massachusetts voters heading to the polls on primary day in this year’s special U.S. Senate election will find something that was missing from last year’s Senate race — a choice of candidates.

02/27/2013

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