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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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DeLeo Calls For Hike In Minimum Wage

House Speaker Robert DeLeo is proposing a new minimum wage of $10.50 per hour in Massachusetts, to be phased in over three years.

03/13/2014

(Photo credit: Andrea Courtois)

Coakley Warns Of Cuts In Mental Health Programs

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley is calling on the Legislature to reject proposed cuts in community-based mental health programs.

03/10/2014

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Report: Mass. Needs To Tighten Up Gun Laws

A task force examining the state’s gun laws says Massachusetts should require background checks for most private firearms sales, increase penalties for failing to report lost or stolen guns and tighten regulations on rifle ownership.

02/03/2014

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Business Leaders Want Unemployment Insurance Reform Tied To Minimum Wage Hike

Massachusetts business leaders are signaling possible support for an increase in the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage, but only if it is coupled with business-friendly reforms in the state’s unemployment insurance system.

11/25/2013

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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

Wines

Lawmakers Consider Allowing Wine Shipments In Mass.

Massachusetts residents could soon have wine shipped right to their door.

11/12/2013

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Statehouse Evacuated Briefly

The Massachusetts Statehouse has been evacuated.

09/26/2013

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House Lawmakers Vote To Repeal ‘Tech Tax’

The Massachusetts House has approved a repeal of an unpopular new technology tax.

09/25/2013

Danvers Police cruiser. (WBZ-TV photo)

New Bill Would Allow Officers To Cross Town Lines For Arrests

More than 100 police chiefs from all over the state were at the Statehouse today to show their support for a bill that would allow them to cross city and town lines if they suspect illegal activity.

09/25/2013

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