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9:00am Commonwealth Corps Celebration of Service, Great Hall, State House, Boston

10:45am Senate Committee on Post Audit & Oversight, Public Hearing

11:00am House Committee on Technology & Intergovernmental Affairs, Public Hearing

11:00am Senate Session, Full Formal Session

11:00am House Session, Full Formal Session

6:00pm Rep. Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate Comedy Night

6:00pm Cambridge Meet & Greet with Lt. Gov. Candidate Quentin Palfrey

6:00pm LGBTQ Pride Event for Attorney General Maura Healey

6:30pm Fundraiser for Gubernatorial Candidate Jay Gonzalez

6:30pm Sen. Sal DiDomenico's Annual Birthday Fundraiser

6:30pm Rep. Bill Driscoll, Jr. Re-Election Campaign Kickoff

6:30pm Meet & Greet with Attorney General Candidate Jay McMahon

7:00pm House Party for State Rep. Candidate Anne Landry

7:30pm Young Professional Happy Hour with State Rep. Candidate David LeBoeuf

7:00pm State Rep. Candidate Drew Russo's 37th Birthday Celebration

Must-Reads

New York upset shows what’s possible in Massachusetts » Boston Globe It is a nightmare scenario for Michael Capuano: a younger woman of color scores a stunning upset victory over a veteran, white male incumbent backed by the party establishment in a district where the …

The Uncertain Political Ramifications of Justice Kennedy’s Exit » Sabato's Crystal Ball An already turbulent national political environment was rocked by another major development Wednesday afternoon: Justice Anthony Kennedy, the closest thing there is to a swing vote on the Supreme Cour…

The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate. » The Washington Post

US officials reject Baker’s Medicaid proposals » Boston Globe Federal officials have rejected proposals from Governor Charlie Baker’s administration to slash costs in the Massachusetts Medicaid program by limiting coverage for some prescription drugs and …

Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions » New York Times The Supreme Court dealt a major blow on Wednesday to organized labor. By a 5-to-4 vote, with the more conservative justices in the majority, the court ruled that government workers who choose not to j…

DeLeo invites unions to offer legislative response to Janus ruling » State House News Service As lawmakers mull the impacts of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling seen as a devastating blow to public sector labor unions, the Massachusetts House is hoping labor leaders will suggest ways the Legislature…

After Crowley's Defeat, Which Democrats Could Go Down Next? » Roll Call After the shocking primary defeat Tuesday night of the first Democratic incumbent of the cycle, attention immediately shifted to Massachusetts Rep. Michael E. Capuano. …

Janus decision: What it means in New York, the nation's most unionized state » lohud ALBANY - The Supreme Court ruling Wednesday that unions cannot collect fees from non-members could have wide implications across New York, which has the nation’s most heavily unionized public s…

Retired Congressman John Olver endorses write-in Jo Comerford for Stan Rosenberg's former Senate seat » The Republican Retired U.S. Rep. John Olver said of the six Democrats seeking Stan Rosenberg's former state Senate seat, that "only one candidate" is up to the job -- a statement quickly challenged by a rival campai…

RNC Releases ‘Unhinged Left’ Ad Featuring Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Maxine Waters » Observer Republicans are looking to set the framework for a national debate over civility following White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ removal from a Virginia restaurant. …

Massachusetts unions slam Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME union dues case » The Republican Massachusetts unions on Wednesday slammed a U.S. Supreme Court decision that found government workers cannot be forced to pay union dues. The ruling could impact the financial -- and political -- stre…

Why Boston Medical Center Is Investing In Housing » WBUR "Only about 10 to 20 percent of health is actually determined by what type of health care you get," says Dr. Megan Sandel, one of the leaders of BMC’s housing initiative. "Much more [significan…

"A new #SCOTUS justice will shape the law on issues that impact every American for generations. The Senate should not consider ANY Supreme Court nominee until after the midterm elections."

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On Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Massachusetts Democrats urge GOP leaders to push Supreme Court justice confirmation vote until after 2018 election » Mass Live Massachusetts lawmakers called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to take a leaf out of his own book by pushing the chamber's consideration of the next U.S. Supreme Court nominee unti…

Business

Wall Street hates Trump’s trade threats as much as it loves his tax cut » Boston Globe Backing away from a hard-line plan to curb Chinese ownership of sensitive US technology, the Trump administration said Wednesday that it would work with Congress to find an alternative solution.…

North End business owners fight planned Starbucks » Boston Herald Family business owners in the North End are rallying against a proposed Starbucks on historic Hanover Street, decrying the business as a corporate stain on one of the country’s remaining Little…

GE gains nearly $9B in value on plan to break up company » Boston Business Journal General Electric Co. shares were trading more than 8 percent higher on Tuesday as investors registered their satisfaction with the Boston-based company’s plan to split off its health care busin…

Civil Rights

Massachusetts House Passes ‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban – With A Twist » New Boston Post The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a bill banning so-called “conversion therapy” for children – but only after dropping a provision that would have defined seekin…

Massachusetts House approves 'gay conversion therapy' ban » Boston Herald The Massachusetts House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" for minors.…

House anti-discrimination bill zeroes in on "purported" religious beliefs » State House News Service The working group that eyes legislative responses to President Donald Trump's federal policies is asking that a bill to prevent for-profit businesses from raising religious claims for corporate exempt…

Steps the Next Supreme Court Might Take to Roll Back Abortion Rights » New York Magazine The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, one of five members of the Supreme Court who reaffirmed basic abortion rights in the Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt case in 2016, should send a c…

Without a Federal Law, LGBT Rights Will Be Chipped Away Like Roe v. Wade » The Advocate In the wake of this month’s inconclusive Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, here’s a prediction of what happens next: another wave of law…

In Salem, 7th Annual North Shore Pride Parade draws hundreds » Wicked Local Marblehead Hundreds marched in nearly 60 groups during the 7th Annual North Shore Pride Parade and Festival in Salem on Saturday afternoon, celebrating the region’s lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and…

Education

Additional debt relief secured for Corinthian students » Berkshire Eagle Campus Student Funding, a subsidiary of Oregon-based Aequitas Capital Management Inc., has agreed to discharge $121,000 in private loans and return recent payments from Massachusetts students of Corin…

Mount Ida campus shouldn't be operated by just UMass Amherst, senators say » The Republican UMass President Marty Meehan's office, instead of UMass Amherst, should operate the Mount Ida campus controversially acquired earlier this year, according to a summary of a report from state senators …

Bill filed for Pioneer to spend at deficit » The Recorder A bill by state representatives Paul Mark (D-Peru) and Susannah Whipps (I-Athol) to allow the Pioneer Regional School District to spend at a deficit was filed in the state legislature on Tuesday, stat…

The Learning Zone to close following state investigations » Salem News When investigators with the state Department of Early Education and Care were asked to look into the practices of The Learning Zone day care in the Cummings Center, they found toys that had not been c…

Nonprofit chief is poised to be interim BPS superintendent » Boston Globe The head of a Boston education nonprofit is poised to become the temporary leader of the school system, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and School Committee chairman Michael Loconto announced Wednesday night.…

Committee: Mount Ida students, staff faced 'major lack of communication' on sale » The Lowell Sun

Environment

Conservationist intends to sue over whale entanglements » Cape Cod Times A noted North Atlantic right whale conservationist who is suing Massachusetts officials over the licensing of commercial lobster pot gear has said he intends to do the same in five other states, start…

Mediator again seeks elusive compromise on Housatonic River cleanup » Berkshire Eagle Same problem. Same disputing parties. Same mediator. It begs the question: Is a breakthrough possible on the region's costliest environmental disaster? …

Gaming

State officials smash multimillion-dollar gaming ring; gangster’s stepson was kingpin, prosecutors say » Boston Globe

Health Care

Feds reject Baker bid to rein in pharmacy costs » Commonwealth Magazine THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT on Wednesday rejected a bid by the Baker administration to rein in pharmacy spending by restricting which drugs would be covered under its MassHealth program.…

US officials reject Baker’s Medicaid proposals » Boston Globe Federal officials have rejected proposals from Governor Charlie Baker’s administration to slash costs in the Massachusetts Medicaid program by limiting coverage for some prescription drugs and …

Feds force MassHealth to cover list of drugs Baker wants excluded » Boston Business Journal The Trump administration will force Massachusetts' Medicaid program to cover more than 30 drugs, rejecting a request that was part of the state's effort to control the ballooning MassHealth budget.…

Housing

Amid housing crunch, Bostonians seeking affordable apartments face delays, bureaucracy » Boston Globe Despite Boston’s massive housing crunch and rents that are some of the nation’s highest, hundreds of new affordable housing units may be sitting empty as city officials work to find tena…

Gov. Charlie Baker extends housing assistance for families displaced by Hurricane Maria » MassLive

Immigration

On immigration, Trump is roiling his base. Don’t take the bait. » Boston Globe DONALD TRUMP’S wrenching immigration policies mark a new low in an administration that seems bent on trammeling the most basic tenets of human rights. Although the president backtracked a bit l…

Trump’s Immigration Policies Divide Mass. Voters, WBUR Poll Finds » WBUR The national debate over President Trump's hard-line immigration policies is deeply divisive in Massachusetts, according to a new WBUR poll of about 800 likely primary voters. …

Insurance

Life Insurance Company to Refund Mass Customers » Cape Cod Today Transamerica Premier Life Insurance Company will refund premiums to consumers and make a $19,647 payment to the Commonwealth to resolve allegations that it failed to supervise an agent who sold life i…

Judiciary

Judge denies Valor Act in assault case » Boston Globe A veteran accused of attacking his girlfriend and trying to strangle her dog was arraigned in New Bedford District Court on Wednesday, after Judge James McGovern declined to waive the charges based on…

Judge sides with school that uses electric shocks on its students » WCVB It is a major victory for the only school in the country that uses painful electric shocks on its disabled students.…

Lawmakers want outside review of Feeley rulings » Gloucester Times State lawmakers are seeking an independent judicial review of recent decisions by embattled Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Q. Feeley and want him removed from the criminal bench in the meantime.…

Judge says shocks can continue at Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton » Wicked Local Canton

Labor

Gov. Charlie Baker will sign minimum wage 'grand bargain' » Mass Live Gov. Charlie Baker plans to sign a bill on Thursday that will reshape Massachusetts' workplaces, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and instituting a paid family leave program.…

Free speech ruling seen as blow to Massachusetts unions » The Valley Dispatch In a major freedom of speech decision, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday morning dealt a blow to public sector labor unions, ruling that public employees cannot be forced to pay fees or dues to a un…

Mass. Union Leaders Decry Supreme Court Ruling » WBUR Local union leaders and members of Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation spoke out Wednesday against a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that's seen as a blow to public sector unions.…

Supreme Court Deals Major Setback to Public Unions » Governing The 5-4 decision -- that employees can opt out of paying fees to unions that represent them -- could invalidate laws in more than 20 states and significantly weaken unions across the country. …

DeLeo: House to respond to court’s union ruling » Commonwealth Magazine Decision bars assessments on nonunion members …

Massachusetts unions slam Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME union dues case » Mass Live From left, Liberty Justice Center's Director of Litigation Jacob Huebert, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, Liberty Justice Center founder and chairman John Tillman, and plaintiff Mark Janus walk out of the…

One thing missing from the ‘grand bargain’ bill signing? The grand bargainers » Boston Globe

What you need to know about the ‘grand bargain’ that Charlie Baker just signed into law » Boston.com

$15 Minimum Wage, Required Paid Leave Are Coming To Mass., After Gov. Baker Signs 'Grand Bargain' » WBUR

Legislative

Massachusetts House passes automatic voter registration » The Republican The Massachusetts House on Wednesday passed a bill that would establish automatic voter registration in Massachusetts.…

Smooth sailing seen for auto-voter bill » The Metro West Daily News A co-sponsor of automatic voter registration legislation advancing in the House Wednesday said he expects to see the measure become law in a matter of weeks.…

Lexicon: What’s behind a ‘grand bargain’? » Boston Globe The sprawling and ambitious legislation that passed recently on Beacon Hill carries an equally lofty moniker: grand bargain.…

Hearing in suit against Rosenberg coming up » Amherst Bulletin A hearing to decide whether to reveal the name of the anonymous plaintiff who has leveled a lawsuit at former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and his husband Bryon Hefner will reconvene on July 11.…

Local Government

Shrewsbury: Fragrant Garden heightens appeal to senses » Worcester Telegram A decade’s worth of hard work finally reached a culmination June 16 with the opening of the Fragrant Garden, a labor of love curated by the Shrewsbury Garden Club. Various town officials were i…

'I did nothing wrong,' says Rockland town accountant Eric Hart » The Patriot Ledger Town Accountant Eric Hart has been placed on paid leave, the latest shakeup at town hall in the past few weeks.…

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella vows fed lawsuit » Sentinel & Enterprise Mayor Dean Mazzarella said he now plans to pursue an appeal in federal court against the City Council's decision last month not to rezone land he owns on Mechanic Street.…

City employees factor big in $3.3B budget » Boston Herald A city budget watchdog is warning the city to be “vigilant” over rising employee costs that now make up nearly 70 percent of the $3.3 billion budget as approved by the City Council.…

City Council reverses on de-funding Brockton 21st Century Corp. » The Enterprise Earlier this month, most members of the City Council voted in favor of recommending a $65,000 cut to the Brockton 21st Century Corporation.…

State officially behind downtown Lowell High construction project » The Lowell Sun This week last year, a divided City Council narrowly voted for a new high school at Cawley Stadium, capping off months of in-fighting on the council and across the city.…

Marijuana

Possible marijuana ban in Wayland » Wicked Local Wayland Residents voted by a razor-thin margin in November 2016 to support recreational marijuana, but a recent move to reverse the decision is gathering steam.…

AG grants Mansfield marijuana moratorium extension » Wicked Local Mansfield Attorney General Maura Healy’s office recently approved extending Mansfield’s moratorium on recreational marijuana.…

Under pressure, Healey clarifies marijuana ruling » Boston Globe Under sharp criticism from marijuana advocates, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey defended her decision to allow some municipalities to delay marijuana businesses until next summer without h…

Finger-pointing will begin with legal marijuana access out of reach » State House News Service As it becomes evident that there will be no legal recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts in early July, advocates behind the 2016 legalization ballot question placed the blame Wednesday on muni…

It tokes a village: The Mass. marijuana industry fuels growth across sectors » Boston Business Journal

Where Marijuana Stores Can — And Can't — Open In Mass. » WBUR

Advocates want to know, 'Where's my pot?' » Milford Daily News

Opinion

With Kennedy gone, Supreme Court will be even friendlier to Trump » Boston Globe

DeVillars and Golledge Jr.: A vibrant harbor, thanks to watchdog groups » Boston Globe Boston Harbor, once labeled the dirtiest harbor in America, is now the cleanest in the country. It didn’t happen by accident. Billions of taxpayer dollars and water and sewer fees borne by resi…

The Supreme Court is poised to take a hard turn to the right » Boston Globe The US Supreme Court, which just completed its most conservative term in recent memory, is about to move much further to the right with Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing that he is retiring.…

At Department of Correction, a death of compassion » Boston Globe How meaningful is the state’s new compassionate release law if it doesn’t help a man for whom it seems to have been designed?…

Boston’s bet on GE will still pay off » Boston Globe The incredible shrinking General Electric must fill some of you with buyer’s remorse, just thinking about how tax dollars were used to woo a company that has done nothing but struggle since rel…

Moran: Hodgson hissy fit will go nowhere with Healey » Herald News Bristol County Sheriff Tom Hodgson has cultivated a reputation as a tough jailer and a guy who likes to bask in the public spotlight. In recent years, he has attempted to raise his profile well beyond…

Our view: State's ivory sale ban mostly symbolic » Salem News The global demand for ivory from elephant tusks and rhino horns has grown so much in recent decades that poaching has decimated the animals in some parts of Africa.…

Carr: Scandals with staties tainting Baker administration » Boston Herald Something is rotten in the Charlie Baker administration — rotten to the core.…

Justice Kennedy replacement will change course of U.S. » Boston Herald There is no way to overstate this: The replacement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy by anyone on the conservatives’ judicial dream list held by President Trump will fundamentally c…

Senate gives special treatment to Airbnb » Commonwealth Magazine House bill gets it right on regulating short-term rentals like lodging …

Four bills the Legislature needs to act upon » Sentinel & Enterprise The fate of several important pieces of legislation remain in the hands of state lawmakers as the Statehouse session deadline of July 31 approaches. While some bills contain more weightier matters tha…

Our Opinion: Making good schools better for a broader range of students » Berkshire Eagle Massachusetts residents may complain about the quality of their public schools but the reality is that they are considered the best in the nation.…

LETTER: Welfare cap repeal benefits local families » Wicked Local Cambridge The House budget in April and the Senate budget this May both included provisions repealing the welfare family cap ? the rule that bars welfare benefits for a child if the child was conceived while th…

Police scandal is a hornet's nest for Baker (Editorial) » MassLive

Ardinger: As AG, Shores would fight opioid crisis » Leominster Champion

Politics

Scott Lively cancels appearance in Greenfield » The Greenfield Recorder Scott Lively, the pastor and controversial anti-LGBTQ gubernatorial candidate, has canceled his scheduled appearance during a Fourth of July reading of the Declaration of Independence on the Town Comm…

New York upset shows what’s possible in Massachusetts » Boston Globe It is a nightmare scenario for Michael Capuano: a younger woman of color scores a stunning upset victory over a veteran, white male incumbent backed by the party establishment in a district where the …

Retired Congressman John Olver endorses write-in Jo Comerford for Stan Rosenberg's former Senate seat » The Republican Retired U.S. Rep. John Olver said of the six Democrats seeking Stan Rosenberg's former state Senate seat, that "only one candidate" is up to the job -- a statement quickly challenged by a rival campai…

Speaker DeLeo Leads Growing Coalition of Support Behind Evandro Carvalho for Suffolk DA » Revere Journal House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo endorsed Democratic State Representative Evandro C. Carvalho for Suffolk County District Attorney, citing Carvalho’s strong progressive record and prosecutorial ex…

‘Vote her in next’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls on Massachusetts for next political upset » Boston.com Could the next shock to the Democratic political establishment come in Massachusetts?…

Pressley Challenge To Capuano Takes Heart From New York Upset » WBUR The upset primary victory in New York of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over one of the most powerful Democrats in Congress is raising the question of whether Ayanna Pressley can do the same thing in Boston…

Senator Markey’s Office Keeping Eye On Berkshire County » WAMC U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s new Massachusetts State Director paid a visit to the Berkshires Tuesday at the request of local politicians.…

Retired US congressman endorses Jo Comerford for state senate » Gazette Net Calling Jo Comerford the only State Senate candidate ready to do the work on the day she is elected, with extensive experience in building coalitions, retired U.S. Congressman John Olver is endorsing …

Nasty e-mails, threats, and why two antiabortion candidates are fighting over Charlie Baker » Boston Globe

WBUR Poll: Dem Nomination For Governor Up For Grabs; Galvin Holds Big Lead Over Zakim » WBUR

After Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset in N.Y., can Ayanna Pressley pull off a repeat in Massachusetts? » The Washington Post

Public Health

Sen. Joan Lovely addresses Chamber on ongoing opioid epidemic » Wicked Local Salem "That was not a policy area for me going into the legislature, but it is now a strong policy area for me while in the Legislature." …

Dr. Boylston Experiments with Smallpox Inoculation » Mass Moments On this day in 1721, Boston doctor Zabdiel Boylston took a gamble with his young son's life and inoculated him against smallpox. …

Public Safety

Feds: Statie OT charges are the ‘beginning and not the end’ » Boston Herald Three state troopers — handcuffed and shackled at the feet as they appeared yesterday in federal court to face embezzling charges — could be just the tip of the iceberg, U.S. Attorney An…

Feds: Troopers 'tarnished' badge with bogus overtime shifts » The Associated Press (AP) Three recently suspended or retired Massachusetts State Police troopers were arrested Wednesday and charged with taking thousands of dollars of overtime pay for hours they didn't work by submitting bo…

Barnstable County considers public safety training academy » Cape Cod Times Local public safety professionals may not have to trek to off-Cape academies for training programs if a county initiative under consideration becomes reality.…

Key evidence in alleged trooper overtime scam came from cruiser radios » Boston Globe The three Massachusetts state troopers who are facing federal embezzlement charges for allegedly charging tens of thousands of dollars of fake overtime were betrayed by trusted tools: their cruisers a…

Audit of Mass. State Police overtime use continues; Head of agency promises to send results to prosecutors » Mass Live Massachusetts State Police officials continue to audit overtime payments received by troopers and will provide the results of all audits to state and federal prosecutors, Col. Kerry Gilpin said in a s…

Baker could get compromise "red flag" gun access bill Thursday » State House News Service A compromise gun access bill filed Wednesday night and expected to win House and Senate approval Thursday would allow family or household members to petition the courts for a one-year renewable order …

From phony tickets to federal investigation: Here's what we know now about the Mass. State Police overtime scandal » Mass Live When Andrew Lelling, a top Massachusetts prosecutor, announced federal charges against three State Police troopers involving overtime abuse, he signaled there's more to come.…

State Finance

DiZoglio: Methuen State Legislators Pushing for Budget Audit, Fiscal Overseer » WHAV The city of Methuen is still without a budget ahead of the June 30 approval deadline, and state Rep. Diana DiZoglio tells WHAV Beacon Hill is coming together to push for a fiscal overseer to review ci…

Spending, policy differences point to late state budget » Newburyport News Massachusetts will not have an annual budget in place when fiscal year 2019 starts Sunday and lawmakers are unlikely to vote on a compromise budget until next week, at the earliest, House Speaker Robe…

State Government

Talks on housing, opioid bills encourage Baker » Lowell Sun Anxious for action on bills he filed months ago to boost the state's housing supply and address opioid addiction, Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday said he sees signs of interest from the Legislature.…

Charlie Baker remains tight-lipped » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker’s office doubled down on its silence about a state police investigation of groping allegations against his son, with a spokeswoman insisting yesterday she can’t talk a…

Automatic voter registration clears House 130-20 » State House News Service The House voted 130-20 Wednesday to approve an automatic voter registration bill, with supporters saying the reform could eventually lead to 700,000 newly registered voters and increase voter turnout …

Transportation

Meet The Divers Who Inspect Our Unseen Infrastructure » WGBH We are all well aware of the deteriorating conditions of our bridges above ground. We can see them. But what about the conditions underwater?…

MBTA shells out $2,500 for break room pool table refurbish » Boston Herald The MBTA spent more than $2,500 in taxpayer dollars to refurbish a billiards table so employees could play pool while on break, but doesn’t plan to use more tax funds to repair its other employ…

Massachusetts Senate to vote on bill allowing 'X' as gender on state IDs » Mass Live The Massachusetts Senate will vote Thursday on a bill that would allow someone to list their gender as "X" on state identification.…

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Yesterday's Late-Breaking News

Supreme Court ruling seen as blow to Massachusetts unions » Boston Business Journal

Massachusetts House bans 'conversion therapy' for gay youth » The Republican

Rep. Day On Wrong Side Of State Bond Bill » Andover Patch

'Cannabis premium': If you want to bank marijuana money, it'll cost you » Boston Business Journal

Editorial: Unfair dealings from state police » Boston Herald

Millbury looks to collect more from handicapped parking fines, add spaces » Worcester Telegram

Clive McFarlane: Trump policy turns up the heat on asylum seekers » Worcester Telegram

Public defenders slam Baker bill on serial sex offenders as costly » Boston Herald

Green Line Extension receives $225 million federal grant » Transportation Today

Popular Republicans: The New England Enigma » National Review

To a greener future » Cape Cod Times

Hinds, Farley-Bouvier Look to Feds For Help With Police Station » iBerkshires

Mass. businesses get another break on workers' comp. rate » Boston Business Journal

Hours after being arrested at their homes, Mass. State Police troopers accused of theft appear handcuffed in court » The Republican

The message of 2018 elections » Commonwealth Magazine

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