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Mass. Senate Turns Down Charter School Expansion

The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and several other urban communities.

07/16/2014

Ted Kennedy Jr. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. To Announce Bid For Conn. State Senate

The run for Connecticut state Senate will be Kennedy’s first bid for public office.

04/07/2014

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

Mass. Senate Republicans Push Bill To Increase Animal Cruelty Penalties

Animal abusers would face tougher penalties under a bill Senate Republicans are pushing on Beacon Hill.

10/04/2013

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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. Senate Votes To Keep Taunton State Hospital Open

Massachusetts senators voted on Thursday to give a reprieve to a psychiatric hospital that Gov. Deval Patrick had planned to close.

05/25/2012

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Mass. Senate Votes To Ease Penalty For First Time Prostitution Offenses

Massachusetts Senators have passed a budget amendment that addresses prostitution.

05/23/2012

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Goodwin Launches Campaign For Mass. State Senate

Joe Kearns Goodwin, a former U.S. Army captain, is running for a seat in the Massachusetts state Senate.

04/03/2012

State Sen. Steven Baddour (D - Methuen)

Baddour To Leave Mass. Senate, Join Boston Law Firm

State Sen. Steven Baddour says he is resigning his seat on Beacon Hill to become a partner in a Boston law firm.

03/26/2012

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