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

Mass. Lawmakers Eye $40M In Statehouse Repairs

Massachusetts lawmakers are hoping to spend as much as $40 million to upgrade the House and Senate chambers at the Statehouse.

07/29/2014

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Governor Patrick Signs Early Voting Bill Into Law

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill allowing early voting up to 11 days before Election Day, making Massachusetts the 33rd state to embrace early voting.

05/22/2014

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

Panel Finalizes Recommendations To Ease Drug Abuse

A state panel charged with finding ways to address Massachusetts’ drug abuse epidemic is set to finalize its recommendations for Gov. Deval Patrick this week.

05/17/2014

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Early Voting Bill Gaining Momentum On Beacon Hill

A bill that would allow early voting up to 11 days before Election Day is making its way through the Massachusetts Statehouse.

05/13/2014

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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

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

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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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