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Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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

Massachusetts State House. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

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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VII Annual Latina Women’s Conference @ State House

March 8, 2014 Saturday March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. Here at a local level, a special women’s conference will be taking place on […]

WBZ-TV–03/06/2014

WBZ TV'S YADIRES NOVA SALCEDO WITH MARIO PAREDES2

Massachusetts Trust Act

February 1, 2014 Wednesday January 29th was the Massachusetts Trust Act lobby day at the State House. Community leaders and organizations came together in support of this state bill, which provides immediate relief from deportations, […]

WBZ-TV–01/30/2014

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House OKs ‘Boston Strong’ License Plate

The Massachusetts House has unanimously approved a bill that would let motorists buy a “Boston Strong” license plate with proceeds helping victims of last year’s marathon bombing.

01/15/2014

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Senate Weighing Hike In State Minimum Wage

The Massachusetts Senate is considering raising the state’s minimum wage from $8 per hour to $11 by 2016 and tying subsequent increases to inflation.

11/19/2013

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