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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.


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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.


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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.



Lawmakers Consider Allowing Wine Shipments In Mass.

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


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Statehouse Evacuated Briefly

The Massachusetts Statehouse has been evacuated.



House Lawmakers Vote To Repeal ‘Tech Tax’

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


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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.



Lawmakers Seek Repeal Of ‘Tech Tax’

Democratic legislative leaders say they will move to repeal an unpopular new technology tax, but will not propose new taxes to replace the lost revenue.


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Lawmakers To Consider Banning ‘Fat Letters’

State lawmakers will consider legislation Tuesday, that would ban so called “fat letters.”


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GOP Lawmakers Call For Repeal Of Software Tax

Republican lawmakers and business groups are ramping up pressure on the Legislature to repeal a new sales tax on computer and software services.