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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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Few Challengers For Mass. Legislature

Candidates for nearly half of the seats in the 200-member Massachusetts Legislature are facing no opposition in this year’s election.

05/29/2014

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Lawmakers Weigh Parole For Young Murder Convicts

Relatives of murder victims are among those asking a legislative committee to approve a bill that would require juveniles convicted of first-degree murder to serve at least 35 years before they can be eligible for parole.

05/14/2014

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Senate To Unveil Massachusetts Budget Plan

State budget deliberations are set to resume on Beacon Hill as lawmakers wrestle over details of a proposed $36.2 spending plan for the July 1 fiscal year.

05/10/2014

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1,200 Amendments Tacked On To Massachusetts Budget Bill

House lawmakers filed nearly 1,200 amendments in advance of Monday’s scheduled debate on the state’s $36.2 billion budget, some to restore funds slashed from programs during lean economic times and others to benefit pet projects at the local level.

04/26/2014

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Bill Would Increase Penalties For Animal Cruelty

Animal rights activists and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are calling for passage of a bill that would increase fines and toughen prison sentences for those convicted of animal cruelty.

04/24/2014

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House Releases $32.2B State Budget

Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House have unveiled a $32.2 billion state budget plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

04/09/2014

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Massachusetts House Passes Domestic Abuse Bill

An overhaul of the state’s domestic violence laws unanimously cleared the Massachusetts House on Tuesday.

04/08/2014

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Beacon Hill To Hold St. Patrick’s Day Hearing On “Green” Bills

Massachusetts lawmakers are taking advantage of St. Patrick’s Day to hold a hearing on a series of “green bills” related to the environment.

03/15/2014

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Cape Cod Activists To Lobby Governor For Shutdown Of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

Residents from across the Cape are heading to the State House Monday to make their case.

03/09/2014

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