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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.


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Lawmakers To Consider Transportation Veto

Massachusetts could finally have a transportation financing law by week’s end, though it may not be the version Gov. Deval Patrick wanted.


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House Rejects Change To Transportation Bill

The Massachusetts House has rejected Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed change to a bill that would pay for modernizing the state’s transportation system.


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Mass. Bill Would Ban Sexual Orientation Therapy

The bill would prohibit any licensed professional in Massachusetts from engaging in any practice that seeks impose a change in the “sexual orientation or gender identity” of anyone under 18.


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Lawmakers Approve $34B Mass. Budget

Massachusetts lawmakers approved a $34 billion state budget that includes additional aid for cities and towns and enough funding for the University of Massachusetts to avoid a tuition increase in the upcoming academic year.


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Lt. Governor Tim Murray Resigns

Lt. Gov. Tim Murray has resigned from the his post at the State House, effective June 2.


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Small Business Owners, Menino, Skeptical Of Patrick’s Proposed Income Tax Hike

Gov. Deval Patrick is rallying activists to lobby for the major income tax increase he’s proposed instead of settling for the lesser revenues of the legislature’s gas and cigarette tax hikes.


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Mass. Students Push Lawmakers For Summer Jobs Funding

Hundreds of young people from across Massachusetts converged on the Statehouse to push for summer jobs funding.