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10:00am Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development, Public Hearing

11:00am House Session, Full Formal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

3:00pm Joint Committee on Transportation, Public Hearing

5:30pm Emerge's 10th Anniversary: Women of the Decade, Foley & Lardner, 111 Huntington Avenue, Suite 2600, Boston

10:30pm Joint Committee on Financial Services, Public Hearing

Birthdays: Rep. Carmine Gentile

Must-Reads

Can This Underdog Candidate Unseat America's Most Popular Governor? » OZY The son of a Korean War veteran and civil rights activist, Setti Warren knew that he too wanted to make a difference. To hear him tell it, he felt called to a life of service. So, naturally, he set hi…

On Beacon Hill: Eleventh month, eleventh hour » Worcester Sun You know the old saying: “There's no time like the last possible second!” That's the time-honored credo of the Massachusetts Legislature, and it was in complete effect as the last full wee…

How the pieces fell into place in incident report-scrubbing flap » Boston Herald From a car crash in Worcester to the retirement of a state police colonel. Federal lawsuits related to the scandal outline how the pieces fell into place.…

Baker: Rep's plan to hold mayor's job "incredibly insulting" » State House News Service A state representative's plan to keep his job in the Legislature while also serving as the mayor of Attleboro is "insulting" to voters and his colleagues, according to Gov. Charlie Baker…

Airbnb's smoke and mirrors » Commonwealth Magazine IN HIS NOVEMBER 8 op-ed in CommonWealth (“Time for state to catch up on Airbnb tax”), Airbnb executive Will Burns raises many excellent points about why it is time for the state to act on …

The Opioid Files: More Than 100 States and Cities Are Suing Drug Companies » Governing A few years ago, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was worried about a friend's son who served two tours in Iraq. After being injured overseas, he became dependent on prescription painkillers and …

"I think it's incredibly insulting, to the voters and to the mayors and to the legislators who take their job as a full-time job seriously, that he would even consider this,"

Governor Charlie Baker

Commenting on Representative Heroux and his decision to not resign his legislative seat after being elected mayor of Attleboro.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Why can't Elizabeth Warren win the White House? » The Daily Dot With a Democratic electorate hungry to take down Donald Trump, the 2020 Democratic presidential race has already begun in earnest. …

Business

Scores of Cambridge restaurants paid six figures for a liquor license. Others got them for free » Boston Globe It took years of hard work for Sumiao Chen to open her own restaurant in booming Kendall Square. She navigated a pricey real estate market, lined up financing, and created a menu of authentic Hunan cu…

Workbar, in deal with investors from Japan, looks to expand in US » Boston Globe The co-working firm has signed an investment deal with a Japanese real estate firm with plans to expand its footprint in the Boston area, launch in a second US city, and, perhaps, grow overseas.…

GE faces a major inflection point under new CEO John Flannery » Boston Globe General Electric Co. was embraced by local power brokers when the company arrived in Boston last year, validating their view of the city as a global player. …

Land deal signed for Worcester biomanufacturing site » Worcester Telegram & Gazette A plan to redevelop the former Worcester State Hospital campus into a hub of 500 new jobs in life sciences and biomanufacturing is now in the Worcester Business Development Corporation's hands, after …

Report says diversity in tech will take generations » Boston Globe It's compelling to imagine what technology will look like decades from now. But one industry group is trying to draw more attention to what the people making tomorrow's technology will look like.…

Uber to get boost from SoftBank investment » Boston Globe Uber Technologies Inc. approved SoftBank Group Corp.'s offer to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in the ride-hailing company, setting the stage for one of the largest private startup deals ever.…

$1M Program Seeks Boost for Women-Owned Life Sciences Firms » US News and World Report Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is touting a five-year, $1 million program that aims to help women entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector.…

Canton-based Phoenix Electric honored as 'Manufacturer of the Year' » The Canton Citizen Phoenix Electric Corporation of Canton recently received a Manufacturer of the Year award at a State House ceremony. The company was nominated by State Representative Bill Galvin (D-Canton). …

Doing Well By Doing Good: From Governor of Massachusetts to Bain Capital Managing Director, Deval Patrick is Finding the Best Way to Do Good » The Huffington Post Former Governor Deval Patrick does not believe that all the answers to social problems can be found in one place. For him, only a collaborative approach across sectors can address the biggest challeng…

Dispute over Berkshire Museum art sale moves to next stage » Berkshire Eagle A month from now, lawyers who clashed in court over the Berkshire Museum's sale of art will meet again, this time in Boston, taking what has become a national issue to a higher legal arena.…

Central Mass. advocates for art recognized on Beacon Hill » Worcester Telegram & Gazette Each year artists gather under Beacon Hill's Golden Dome to meet with their state lawmakers and advocate for bills that support the creative economy.…

Opponents Rejoice After Berkshire Museum Art Auction Halted » WAMC

Education

Confidence And Skill: Eureka! Program Available For Berkshire Girls » WAMC Women make up half of the nation's college-educated workforce, but that's not the case in STEM fields. In computer science, physical science, mathematics and engineering fields, women are less than a …

Environment

Five local sites on radar for wind energy » Wicked Local Scituate With three international developers within six weeks of submitting landmark competitive bids to Massachusetts and its utility companies to create offshore wind farms south of Martha's Vineyard, the ge…

Health Care

How addiction centers target, then trap, public workers » Boston Globe They'd been promised a “spa for teachers,” but were brought to a rundown, low-slung building on an unremarkable stretch of road miles from the beach. Employees confiscated their cellphones…

'Heroes in Health Care' recognized at annual gala » Boston Globe More than 200 elegantly attired guests attended the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston's 12th annual “Heroes in Health Care” benefit gala at the Mandarin Oriental hotel downtown Saturday…

Mass. Senate bill aims to rein in health costs, study single-payer » Berkshire Eagle A sweeping package of reforms supporters said aimed to fix broken elements of the state's health care system while also saving consumers money passed the Senate on a 33-6 vote at midnight Thursday.…

Charlemont ambulance measure part of state Senate health care reform bill » The Recorder A measure to let small town ambulances roll without at two emergency medical technicians on board was included in a sweeping package of health care reforms that overwhelmingly passed the state Senate …

Senate Passes Amendment To Help Volunteer Ambulance Services » iBerkshires Some relief for struggling volunteer services is making its way through the legislative process.…

Union, industry duel over home health aide registry » Boston Herald A battle is brewing in the State House over a proposal to register home health care workers, with a powerful union saying the registry will bring much-needed accountability and a trade organization bl…

Senate adds single payer study, passes omnibus health care bill » Cape Cod Times A sweeping package of reforms supporters said aimed to fix broken elements of the state's health care system while also saving consumers money passed the Senate on a 33-6 vote at midnight Thursday. Th…

Mass. Senate Passes Sweeping Health Care Reform Bill » WBUR A sweeping package of reforms supporters said aimed to fix broken elements of the state's health care system while also saving consumers money passed the Senate on a 33-6 vote at midnight Thursday. …

Housing

Real estate groups ready to battle GOP on tax proposals » Boston Globe Home builders and real estate agents are ramping up a battle against Republicans in Congress with a simple message: Stop messing with the American dream.…

AG steps in to address Braintree apartment living conditions » Patriot Ledger A spokesman for the majority owner of the Skyline Drive Apartments is pledging to improve conditions in the complex.…

Human Services

Surviving Winter campaign returns for its seventh year - helping hundreds of the most vulnerable people in Suffolk stay warm » Ipswich Star The award-winning campaign, which asks those who receive a Winter Fuel Payment they do not need to donate it to a household that does, raised more than £110,000 last year. More than 700 people dona…

House passes bill to designate parking spots for veterans at city, town halls » Wicked Local Easton The House voted unanimously recently to pass an act providing for designated parking for veterans at city and town halls, a bill filed by state Rep. Claire Cronin, D-Easton.…

Rep Madaro Named Public Advocate of the Year Award by the Greater Boston Food Bank » East Boston Times East Boston State Representative Adrian Madaro, whose career in public service began as Chief of Staff in former Rep. Carlo Basile's office, said one of the main issues he worked on then and continues…

State Rep. to speak at autism collective » Berkshire Eagle State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier and the Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change group will speak at the Autism Collective of Berkshire County's monthly meeting on Friday, Nov. 17. The meeting ta…

MassWorks grant gives boost to Central Berkshire Habitat condo project in Pittsfield » Berkshire Eagle Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity has received a $425,000 grant to help realize its vision to build an energy-efficient, $1 million condominium project.…

State Rep. Dooley participates in national adoption month » Wicked Local Plainville

Insurance

Navigating the murky waters of Medicare drug plans » Boston Globe An older friend of mine suffers from severe itching. Only one prescription ointment works for him.…

Health insurance law not the same for all plans when it comes to contraception » Berkshire Eagle As the state Legislature fast-tracks a bill to ensure broader birth control coverage in light of the federal reversal of this requirement, many Massachusetts residents will still be legally vulnerable…

Judiciary

New state high court justice to be ceremonially sworn in » Boston Herald The newest member of Massachusetts' highest court is set to be ceremonially sworn in.…

Doubt from a juror, but after the verdict » Boston Globe As criminal cases go, it was a depressingly common trial, hardly the stuff of sensational headlines. A man was accused of beating and trying to strangle his wife.…

House gearing up for criminal justice reform debate » WWLP 22 The Senate approved a massive bill to change the state's criminal justice policies last month and now House lawmakers are gearing up for debate on a redrafted version of the bill.…

Criminal justice reform: Business as usual is not an option » the Berkshire edge Great Barrington — Changing the way the state does business in its criminal justice and corrections systems is very much on the agenda at the State House on Beacon Hill thanks to the Senate's p…

Lawmakers, law enforcement officials talk goals and challenges of criminal justice reform » Berkshire Eagle Reduce recidivism and keep young adults from becoming career criminals.…

Prosecutors to meet with alleged victim of Kevin Spacey » Boston Globe The Cape and Islands district attorney said Friday he has scheduled a meeting with the teenage son of Heather Unruh, a former Boston television news anchor, who has accused actor Kevin Spacey of sexua…

Public defenders rally outside Springfield courthouse for bargaining rights, better pay » Mass Live

'Unprecedented moment' seen as House dives into crime bill » The Recorder

Massachusetts House passes bill to expand program access for prison inmates » The Republican

Labor

The skills gap in cybersecurity is widening » Worcester Business Journal

Legislative

Rep. Whelan Completes Elite Fellowship Program » Cape Cod Times Massachusetts State Representative Tim Whelan of Brewster participated in the Council of State Governments' Henry Toll Fellowship this past summer, and is now applying what he learned on Beacon Hill.…

Andy Vargas Will Be Sworn In as State Representative Wednesday » WHAV

Local Government

Gifford supports legislation honoring Massachusetts' veterans » Wicked Local Wareham Just days before the nation observes Veterans Day, State Rep. Susan Williams Gifford, R-Wareham, joined with her colleagues to support legislation honoring Massachusetts' veterans for their service wh…

EDITORIAL: Heroux must make a choice for Attleboro » The Sun Chronicle We'd like to editorially admonish our new mayor-elect about his plans to continue serving in the state Legislature after he becomes the chief executive of the city of Attleboro.…

North Adams mayor to propose tax plan that would ease commercial burden » Berkshire Eagle Mayor Richard Alcombright will introduce a proposal to slightly ease the burden on commercial taxpayers on Tuesday. …

Framingham pushes economic development with new strong mayor » Worcester Business Journal

Opinion

On second thought, maybe free booze and workplaces don't mix » Boston Globe In college, Jon Hirschtick was a total frat bro: Zeta Beta Tau!…

Editorial: Working for health care coverage » Boston Herald Democrats have studiously ignored Gov. Charlie Baker's request to move 140,000 non-disabled adults from MassHealth into a commercial insurance plan — still subsidized by taxpayers, with the sam…

Beacon Hill needs to draw clear lines on sexual harassment » Boston Globe Is it really any surprise that sexual harassment seems to run rampant on Beacon Hill, and especially in the House of Representatives? There should be a clear statement prohibiting sexual harassment by…

YOUR VIEW: Preschoolers deserve quality education » South Coast Today Across Massachusetts, families are struggling to access quality preschool for their children.…

Suspending fraternities isn't enough. Colleges should ban them » Boston Globe TO EVERY college-bound teenager in my life, I always impart the same advice: “Don't do anything your parents will first hear about from a police officer in the middle of the night.”…

DPU: Dig deeper on Eversource requests » The Lowell Sun When two out of three major utility companies in the state have no intention of seeking rate increases from their customers in 2018, you have to wonder why the third is seeking a huge increase this wi…

EPA, and not the state, should regulate water pollution » Boston Globe Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency forced the town of Belmont to take long-needed steps to clean up its leaky drains, which have been sloshing sewage into the Mystic River for year…

GOP tax plan hammers the middle class » Boston Globe Maybe you remember news of this startling claim: Nearly half of American women — even married women earning six figures — fear winding up as “bag ladies,” wandering the stree…

Battenfeld: Red flags for GOP in blue Bay State » Boston Herald The election results last week showed what happens when motivated, Trump-hating Democrats show up to the polls, and if the trend continues next November, it will threaten Baker's re-election hopes.…

Carr: Officers risked careers to make a stand » Boston Herald Hats off to state troopers Ryan Sceviour and Ali Rei for courageously exposing this squalid scandal and blowing the lid off the hackerama's attempt to suppress embarrassing facts about the arrest of a…

Editorial: Nice to see concerns on pipeline projects heard, considered » The Recorder It's hard to see why the Legislature shouldn't embrace two recently introduced bills that would protect us from a future Kinder Morgan gas pipeline.…

LETTER: House Bill 3564 no good for Massachusetts » South Coast Today I strongly oppose a highly ill-advised piece of state legislation, House Bill 3564. Said Bill seeks to partially circumvent President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement by imposing th…

Q. and A. with Sen. Chang-Diaz about criminal justice reform » Jamaica Plain Gazette The state Senate late last month passed legislation for criminal justice reform, which included the repeal of mandatory minimum sentences of some drug offenses and raising the age at which youths can …

LEGISLATOR WANTS TO PRESERVE MEMORIALS » ItemLive.com A proposal on Beacon Hill would allow taxpayers to donate a portion of their local taxes to pay for the upkeep of veterans memorials. The measure, introduced by state Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus), and …

Our view: T shouldn't put brakes on plan to privatize maintenance » Gloucester Times Jobbing out work to private contractors has helped the MBTA save tens of millions of dollars. Now, unfortunately, a labor squabble is stalling progress on efforts to further tame the agency's out-of-c…

Calling the question on guns » Commonwealth Magazine A week after a gunman mowed down 25 members of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas, worshippers from the church gathered yesterday for Sunday services — this time in a makeshift sanct…

Editorial: Sen. Moore offers timely bill on campus sexual assault » Worcester Sun In some ways, sexual violence on college campuses is a complex topic. It's fraught with legal considerations, politics, questions about educational resources and responsibilities, and evolving levels …

Politics

One way to avoid Boston real estate? Run for Congress in Lowell » Boston Globe An open congressional seat in the Merrimack Valley offers a prime opportunity for aspiring pols — enough so that several have moved into retiring US Representative Niki Tsongas's district to ru…

SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: Tuesday a night for celebration, dejection » Sentinel & Enterprise THE FALCON'S NEST at Beemers Pub & Grill in Fitchburg was loud, crowded and for the most part jubilant Tuesday night. But for several minutes the air had a tinge of tragedy.…

2nd trooper suing Mass. State Police never shredded documents involving arrest of judge's daughter despite order, she says » The Republican The second trooper to file a federal lawsuit against the Massachusetts State Police, Col. Richard McKeon and other troopers over the redaction of a police report involving the arrest of a judge's daug…

Keller @ Large: Mass GOP Chair Kirsten Hughes » CBS Boston A week after speaking to her Democratic counterpart, WBZ political analyst Jon Keller sat down with the head of the Republican Party in Massachusetts, Kirsten Hughes.…

Guarding state's interests often leaves Baker at odds with GOP » The Lowell Sun As he tries to shield himself from any blowback over national politics, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is trying to remain focused on state matters, but finds himself on issue after issue drawn into th…

State lawmakers turn attention to Mass. millennials » Wicked Local Scituate State Sen. Ryan Fattman, and a handful of his State House colleagues, are among the youngest lawmakers on Beacon Hill.…

Rivera resets a course for Lawrence » The Eagle Tribune The park bench at the corner of Park and Lawrence streets seems an unlikely battleground in the epic rematch between Mayor Daniel Rivera and former mayor William Lantigua that ended last week.…

Elizabeth Warren in Greenfield: 'Republicans are hacking away at the foundations of our democracy' » MassLive Republicans are 'hacking away at the foundation of our democracy,' U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, said before a large and supportive crowd in Franklin County on Sunday.…

THE COLUMN: Nuon, Lay, Chau tell big story of election » The Lowell Sun THE HEADLINE in last Wednesday's Sun following election day in Lowell was "Downtown Dominates."…

Special election win gives Vargas headstart on 2018 campaign » Eagle Tribune After arriving at the Barking Dog Ale House at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, newly elected State Rep. Andy Vargas urged his supporters not to get too comfortable.…

Warren speaks in Fitchburg, gives Chalifoux Zephir campaign boost (SLIDESHOW) » Sentinel & Enterprise Both Democrats and Republicans made their voices heard Sunday as U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren made a stop in Fitchburg to stump for Sue Chalifoux Zephir, a Democrat running for state Senate in the Wo…

Warren focuses on Democratic unity at town hall » Politico Magazine Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a packed town hall Sunday that her party has grown more unified since President Donald Trump's inauguration, despite the recent eruption of intramur…

Entrepreneur Shiva Ayyadurai will run for Senate as an independent » Boston Globe The field of Republicans vying to unseat Democratic US Senator Elizabeth Warren just got smaller.…

Former U.S. ambassador joins Third Congressional district field » State House News Service The field of Democrats vying for the chance to succeed U.S. Rep. Niki Tsongas got a little more crowded Monday when former ambassador to Denmark and subject of a Netflix documentary series Rufus Giffo…

Democrats cheer Chalifoux Zephir after Senate primary win » Sentinel & Enterprise Local Democrats rallied behind Sue Chalifoux Zephir Wednesday after the Leominster City Councilor handily cinched the Democratic nomination for the Worcester-Middlesex state Senate special election. …

Low voter turnout cited in new push for auto registration » Berkshire Eagle Failure to adopt automatic voter registration would amount to an act of voter suppression, the lead Senate sponsor of a bill to make Massachusetts the eleventh state to automatically register eligible…

Lynn's Hong Net enters the crowded shadow primary for a potential House election » Lynn Daily News Item

Public Health

More than 1,400 have died from opioid overdoses in Massachusetts so far this year, down from 2016 » The Republican

Opioid overdoses in Mass. down significantly in first 9 months of 2017 » Boston Business Journal

Public Safety

In Honolulu, walking and texting can cost you $99. But in Boston, phone zombies roam free. » Boston Globe It was evening rush hour on Congress Street, and six lanes of buses, vans, cars, trucks, and bikes were fighting for position. The tension — HONKKKKK!!! — was palpable.…

Ex-top trooper: Edits rarely reach the boss » Boston Herald A former state police colonel said troopers' arrest reports are commonly edited by supervisors but the oversight rarely climbed as high up the chain of command as it did last month, when the arrest o…

Troopers' lawyer: I'll expose all involved in altering report on arrest of judge's daughter » Boston Herald The abrupt retirement of state police Col. Richard McKeon was an admission of wrongdoing by the state, said the lawyer for two troopers who is vowing he won't settle their cases until he exposes every…

2nd lawsuit filed vs. state police over altered arrest report » Worcester Telegram & Gazette A second whistleblower lawsuit filed against the Massachusetts State Police targets Gov. Charlie Baker's public safety chief for allegedly ordering destruction of evidence in a criminal case against D…

Massachusetts State Legislature Considers Bill to Increase Jaywalking Fines » Boston Magazine

State Government

Governor Baker visits Holyoke Soldiers Home to honor Veterans Day » The Republican Gov. Charlie Baker visited the Holyoke Soldiers Home Friday to pay respect to the many elderly veterans who live there.…

State would help pay for a special election in Attleboro » The Sun Chronicle The state would help pay for at least part of the cost of holding a special election if state Rep. Paul Heroux resigned his seat to concentrate on being mayor.…

In Hard Times, Government Watchdogs Are Often First to Get the Ax » Governing States have significantly fewer people dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud and abuse than they did when the recession started. …

Taxation

Massachusetts to offer tax credits for small businesses that hire veterans » MassLive In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 photo, Marine Corps veteran Jared Luce of Coventry, Conn., right, is fitted with a new suit by assistant store manager Kathy Bartosiak, center, as store manager Kim Cl…

The Week in Public Finance: The Senate's Tax Reform Plan, Election 2017's Impact on Spending and More » Governing A roundup of money (and other) news governments can use. …

Transportation

Fairmount or Foxborough Line? An urban-suburban transit debate » Boston Globe Should the Fairmount Line be a traditional commuter rail service, running from the city to a distant suburb and back again during rush hours?…

Former Gov. Michael Dukakis backing Boston-to-Springfield rail effort » MassLive Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis has spearheaded an effort in Boston to build a rail link between North Station and South Station. Now, Dukakis has also thrown his weight behind another rail …

After 11 months, unpaid tolls hit $32m » Commonwealth Magazine DRIVERS WITHOUT E-ZPASS transponders racked up $32 million in unpaid tolls and late fees during the first 11 months of all-electronic tolling on all toll roads in Massachusetts.…

Legislators Push State To Release Bikeway Funding » Cape News Local bike advocates and Falmouth town officials joined Representative Dylan A. Fernandes, Representative David T. Vieira and Senator Viriato M. (Vinny) deMacedo in advocating for the release of state…

74 percent of Massachusetts adults support Boston-to-Springfield rail, poll finds » Mass Live

House approves veterans parking bill » Sentinel & Enterprise

Tickets? Puh-leez. There Are Lots of New Ways to Pay Bus and Train Fares. » Governing

Utilities

Transmission developer TDI offers $20 million for Western Massachusetts home energy retrofits if it wins statewide clean electricity contract » The Republican A company that wants to lay a high-voltage transmission cable under Lake Champlain in Vermont has pledged $20 million for low-income energy retrofits in Western Massachusetts if its New England Clean …

Natl. Grid finds novel way to lobby clean energy procurement » Commonwealth Magazine NATIONAL GRID, which has been raising concerns about the Massachusetts procurement process for clean energy, found a novel way to make its case: enlist the help of the New Hampshire House of Represent…

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The Week Ahead

Monday - 11/13

Birthdays: Rep. Carmine Gentile

10:00am Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development, Public Hearing

11:00am House Session, Full Formal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

3:00pm Joint Committee on Transportation, Public Hearing

5:30pm Emerge's 10th Anniversary: Women of the Decade, Foley & Lardner, 111 Huntington Avenue, Suite 2600, Boston

10:30pm Joint Committee on Financial Services, Public Hearing

Tuesday - 11/14

9:30am DECA Day on the Hill, Grand Staircase, State House

9:30am Pension Reserve Investment Management Board Meeting, 84 State Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

10:00am Single Payer Lobby Day, State House, Boston

10:00am Mass. Clean Energy Center Board of Directors Meeting, 63 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor, Boston

10:30am Cannabis Control Commission Meeting, 19 Staniford Street, 6th Floor, Boston

11:00am Article 97 Celebration, Great Hall, State House

11:00am World Diabetes Day, Nurses Hall, State House

11:00am Joint Committee on Municipalities & Regional Government, Public Hearing

11:30am Rally on Health Care Legislation, Grand Staircase, State House

12:00pm House Session, Full Formal Session

12:30pm Performance Recognition Program Reception & Ceremony, Second Floor & Gardner Auditorium, State House

1:00pm Joint Committee on Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Public Hearing

1:00pm Senate Session, Full Formal Session

2:00pm Mass. Department of Environmental Protection Regulatory Hearing, One Winter Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

6:00pm Fundraiser for Congressional Exploratory Committee for Sen. Barbara L'Italien

7:00pm Democratic State Committee Meeting, Somerville High School, 81 Highland Avenue

Wednesday - 11/15

Birthdays: Rep. James Murphy

Last day for 2017 formal sessions

10:00am MassINC's Gateway Cities Innovation Awards and Summit, Riverwalk, 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence

10:30am House Committee on Technology & Intergovernmental Affairs, Cybersecurity and Technology

12:00pm House Session, Full Formal Session

1:00pm Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Board of Directors Meeting, 100 First Avenue, 2nd Floor, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston

1:00pm Senate Session, Full Formal Session

5:30pm Fundraiser for Congressional Exploratory Committee for Sen. Barbara L'Italien

Thursday - 11/16

11:00am Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, Public Hearing

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Sesssion

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

5:00pm Annual Fundraiser for Worcester Register of Probate Stephanie Fattman

6:30pm Fall Reception for Rep. Keiko Orrall

Friday - 11/17

No Hearings Scheduled

Press Releases

What's on State Ballots This November » National Federation of Independent Business

Senator Ross Announces Legislative Passage of FY18 Supplemental Budget » Sen. Richard Ross

NATURAL GAS AND INDUSTRY INNOVATION CONTINUES TO HELP DRIVE US GHG EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS » Mass. Petroleum Council

SMART, SCIENCE-BASED STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS CONTINUE TO PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH AND REDUCE EMISSIONS » Mass. Petroleum Council

Massachusetts Small Business Scorecard: October 2018 » National Federation of Independent Business

How Small Businesses Can Sell Products on Amazon » National Federation of Independent Business

Governor Baker Nominates Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Shelby M. Smith to the District Court » Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration, MEMA, Local Officials and Columbia Gas Remind Impacted Customers of Available Housing Options and Provide Home Safety Tips » Office of Governor Charlie Baker

AIM Offers Downloadable Employer Guide to State Ballot Questions » Associated Industries of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Association of Realtors Recognizes Realtor Tanisha Salmon for her Community Service Efforts » Mass. Association of Realtors

Mattapoisset Broker Named 2018 Massachusetts Realtor of the Year » Mass. Association of Realtors

Cambridge Broker Receives Massachusetts Realtor Distinguished Service Award » Mass. Association of Realtors

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Improvement Project at Flynn Memorial Rink » Mass. Department of Conservation & Recreation

Federal Judge Denies Motion from For-profit School Industry to Delay Critical Protections for Student Loan Borrowers » Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

AG Healey Sues Starion Energy Over Deceptive Sales Tactics, Overcharging Residents by $30 Million » Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

AG Healey Joins Multistate Effort to Stop Illegal Robocalls » Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $3 Million in Community Compact IT Grants to 44 Cities and Towns » Executive Office of Administration & Finance

Treasurer Goldberg Announces SeedMA Baby » Office of Treasurer Deb Goldberg

Legislature passes FY18 close-out bill with $40M for local roads » Mass. Municipal Association

Franklin Line Weekend Shuttles during Two Weekends for East Street Bridge Rehabilitation Work » MBTA

Weekend Daytime Closures of Chelsea Street Drawbridge for Standard Maintenance » MBTA


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