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Baker signs $41.7 billion budget, vetoes, $49 million » State House News Service Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $41.7 billion budget on Thursday that the Republican touted as a "fiscally responsible" spending plan that both increased a tax credit for low-income families and invested …

Pressley an "unmissable opportunity," progressive group says » State House News Service Democracy for America, a Vermont-based progressive political action committee, on Thursday endorsed Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley's primary challenge of Congressman Michael Capuano.…

House Democrat Katherine Clark launches leadership bid » Politico Rep. Katherine Clark is running for vice-chair of the House Democratic Caucus, becoming the first member to declare her candidacy for the No. 5 leadership post. …

Bernie Sanders Adviser Is Assisting Special Counsel Investigation In Manafort Case » BuzzFeedNews Tad Devine, a top adviser to Sanders’ 2016 campaign, previously worked with Manafort in Ukraine. …

Vetoes, overrides, and a new Senate president: Beacon Hill hurtles toward the finish line » Boston Globe Just days before a stopgap spending plan expired, Governor Charlie Baker signed the state’s $41.7 billion budget Thursday — but only after lopping off millions in lawmaker earmarks and f…

In Suffolk DA’s race, calls to coalesce » Commonwealth Magazine WHAT HAD BEEN a strong undercurrent in the Suffolk County district attorney’s race is now becoming an open topic of conversation – and consternation: The fact that candidates with simila…

Not Just Massachusetts: 10 Other States Have Abortion Bans Still on the Books » Governing Massachusetts is on the verge of passing the NASTY Women Act. That is, the Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women Act, which will repeal a 173-year-old state law that prohibited "procuring a …

"We're in a crisis in this state," "Nobody can get to work, our roads are falling apart, traffic is awful ... our existing infrastructure is in a massive state of disrepair. We're falling behind other states in terms of making investments in transportation."

Senator Eric Lesser

On an amendment allowing new taxes for transportation projects in certain locations.

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Beltway Politics

Charlie Baker among 3 GOP governors who didn't sign letter supporting Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation » The Republican On Wednesday, 31 governors signed a letter urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, was not among them. …

Charlie Baker declines to sign letter from GOP governors backing Brett Kavanaugh » Boston Herald Nearly all the nation's Republican governors have signed a letter backing Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.…

Sessions backs Rosenstein and rebukes GOP for attacks on DOJ » Boston Globe Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday threw his support behind Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was recently targeted by conservative Republicans in Congress who have moved to impeach …

Jeff Sessions Is in Boston Again » Boston Magazine U.S. Attorney General and aggressive anti-illegal immigrant crusader Jeff Sessions is making another appearance in Boston today, this time to announce charges against 28 people, the majority of whom a…

Katherine Clark is making a move to be one of the highest-ranking House Democrats » Boston.com For all the talk of Reps. Joe Kennedy III and Seth Moulton as Massachusetts’s young, ascendant Democratic leaders, it’s Rep. Katherine Clark actually making a move to rise up the party r…

Business

Red-faced tech group does an about-face on awards, will seek women nominees » Boston Globe The state’s largest technology business group will reopen nominations for its annual awards programs after coming under withering criticism for not including a single woman among the 20 finalis…

Manufacturing symposium in Worcester » Berkshire Eagle Governor Charlie Baker and House Speaker Robert DeLeo will speak when the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership holds, "The Future of Manufacturing Symposium" Oct. 4 at the DCU Center in W…

Facebook shares plunge after earnings fall short » Boston Globe Facebook stock plummeted by more than 18 percent at the start of trading Thursday, erasing over $110 billion from the social media giant’s market value in a matter of minutes.…

Health care, financial services power Bay State's booming workforce » Boston Business Journal Other than the state government, there is little doubt which industry sectors employ the most Bay State workers. This year’s Boston Business Journal list of the 50 Largest Employers in Massachu…

$600 Million Economic Development Bill Advances In Massachusetts Legislature » WAMC One of the major pieces of legislation still pending final approval in the waning days of the legislative session on Beacon Hill is an economic development bill. …

Sen. Edward Markey calls for oversight of facial recognition technology after test » Boston Herald U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey is calling for federal oversight over facial recognition technology after a watchdog’s test of Amazon’s commercially available software mistakenly identified M…

Moulton: Fishing industry also needs relief from trade war » Gloucester Times President Donald Trump is sending $12 billion in emergency aid to American farmers to mitigate the damaging impact of the escalating trade war with China and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton says the nation's f…

State Legislature passes consumer credit protection bill » Wicked Local Wareham The state Legislature Thursday voted to pass final language of a bill designed to protect the personal information of consumers in the case of data breaches, like the one seen at Equifax, and provide …

Civil Rights

Massachusetts Lawmakers Pass ‘NASTY Women Act’ to Protect Abortion » Townhall In response to fears of Roe v. Wade being overturned, Massachusetts state lawmakers have passed a 'NASTY Women Act’ that will repeal a 173-year-old law banning abortion in the state.…

In the Face of Threats to Roe v. Wade, Massachusetts Gets NASTY » Non Profit Quarterly In the wake of the resignation of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the US Supreme Court, there’s been no little concern over the fate of the Roe v. Wade decision that established that the right to …

Not Just Massachusetts: 10 Other States Have Abortion Bans Still on the Books » Governing With the future of Roe v. Wade uncertain, the state is on the verge of repealing its 173-year-old law that criminalizes abortion. Similar efforts are underway in some other states. …

Education

Massachusetts Legislature shores up civics education » Mass Live Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to get students more engaged in civics.…

Environment

Polito,Town and State Officials in Winthrop to Fund Clean Energy Grants » Winthrop Transcript Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito joined Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, Department of Energy Resources Commissioner Judith Judson, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other state and loc…

DCR opposes land swap to expand Westminster landfill » The Gardner News A call has gone out from the Department of Conservation and Recreation Stewardship Council concerning a land swap in Westminster that could possibly slow down the process of a deal intended for the ex…

Top EPA Administrators Recognize New Bedford as ‘Success Story’ » WBSM Top brass from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) paid a visit to the Whaling City on Wednesday to recognize accomplishments made by the agency in the reduction of risks to human and envir…

Federal

These GOP governors aren’t on board with Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination » Vice Republican governors from 30 states and two territories have signed a letter urging Senate leaders to move “expeditiously to confirm” conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Cour…

Gaming

Site plan for proposed thoroughbred horse racing track in Lancaster is released » Lowell Sun A site plan for the proposed thoroughbred horse racing track in north Lancaster has been submitted for review, as well as a list of answers to questions town officials had for the project's developers…

Mass. Gaming Commission holds off on reconsidering Brockton casino » Mass Live The Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which rejected a proposed $700 million casino in Brockton more than two years ago, held off on a request for reconsideration at its meeting Thursday.…

Health Care

David Passafaro, veteran government, health care, and business leader, to lead N.E. Baptist » Boston Globe David Passafaro, a veteran government, health care, and business leader, will become president of New England Baptist Hospital on Oct. 1.…

Springfield hospital cited for lapses in treating high-risk pregnant patients » Boston Globe The woman admitted to Mercy Medical Center to give birth earlier this year exhibited clear warning signs for complications. Overweight and a smoker, she suffered from high blood pressure and a dangero…

Immigration

US Attorney carries Trump’s message on immigrants » Commonwealth Magazine WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP took office 19 months ago, the US Attorney’s office in Massachusetts started issuing more and more press releases about cases where the defendants were identified by their …

Insurance

Healey leads 12-state lawsuit against new federal regulation allowing employers to provide skimpy health plans » Boston Globe Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday she and New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood are leading a coalition of 12 state attorney generals in a lawsuit challenging a new federal regula…

Judiciary

SJC denies request to keep Chapman in prison pending appeal » The Eagle Tribune The state's Supreme Judicial Court has denied a request by Wayne Chapman's victims to keep the child rapist in state prison while their appeal is pending.…

Supreme Court rules on Marblehead 'gerrymandering' letter » The Metro West Daily News Chief Justice John Roberts has responded to a letter sent last month by the Marblehead Board of Selectmen.…

Labor

No one likes being laid off, but a low jobless rate makes Necco workers hot commodities » Boston Globe Here’s how strong the Massachusetts economy is: As word spread that the Necco candy factory in Revere was abruptly shuttered Tuesday, leaving hundreds without jobs, companies around the region …

Firefighters union hits Lowell with labor complaint » Lowell Sun The firefighters' union has filed a charge against the city with the state Labor Relations Commission because the new city manager refuses to honor the former city manager's negotiated agreement with …

Legislative

Who is incoming Senate president Karen Spilka? » The Republican Spilka's first political involvement came when she moved to Ashland in the mid-1980s and joined the Personnel Board. She later joined the school board, eventually serving as chairwoman. …

Karen Spilka installed as president of Massachusetts Senate: 'We will continue to be a leading light in our nation' » The Republican In 1906, a Russian Jewish teenager who had been protesting the czar's policies saw his friend hanged in the village square for opposing the czar. The boy, Joseph Goldstein, fled the country and came t…

Spilka looks for Senate to turn page » Sentinel & Enterprise Ashland Democrat Karen Spilka officially took over as Massachusetts Senate President on Thursday afternoon, becoming the body's third leader this session and pledging to usher in a new era.…

Karen Spilka will be voted in as 95th president of the Massachusetts Senate on Thursday » Mass Live Former Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, resigned from the presidency amid a scandal involving his husband's alleged sexual misconduct. Senate President Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, took…

Chandler sets stage for historic Senate handoff to Spilka » Lowell Sun Senate President Harriette Chandler, who stewarded the Senate over the past eight months through one of its most turbulent periods in recent history, paid tribute to her colleagues and the institution…

Baker To Sign Bills Raising Smoking Age, Repealing 'Archaic' Abortion Laws » WBUR Anti-abortion laws will be wiped off the state law books and at the end of the year the legal age to purchase tobacco products will climb to 21 after Gov. Charlie Baker signs two new laws on Friday at…

DeLeo disappointed that Senate's out until Monday » State House News Service

Local Government

New fire station in Natick could cost $15.6M » The Metro West Daily News Only a few months after taxpayers voted to pay for a new $109.5 million middle school, they might be on the hook for a new $15.6 million fire station in West Natick.…

Lowell board delays school budget vote amid uncertainties » Lowell Sun Almost a month into the new fiscal year, the future of the district's television studio, and other positions cut in the most recent budget, remain unclear.…

Visitors overwhelmed by ‘The Wall That Heals’ at Union Point » Wicked Local Rockland Seeing the names of fallen Vietnam veterans on 'The Wall That Heals' at Union Point was overwhelming for Dana Bean, a Gold Star father whose son Matthew, 22, died from wounds he suffered while conduct…

State Sen. Patrick O’Connor secures funding for South Shore seawall repair » Wicked Local Scituate To help combat the effects of climate change, state Sen. Patrick O’Connor was able to include amendments to the Environmental Bond Bill that secured $1.5 Million each for Duxbury, Hull, Marshfi…

Police called to Rockland Town Hall amid recall battle » Patriot Ledger Police were called to Rockland Town Hall last night to respond to reports that Edward Kimball was arguing with residents who were collecting signatures to support the selectman's recall.…

Attleboro begins issuing costly tickets for leaving dogs in hot cars » The Sun Chronicle Hot weather shows no signs of abating and neither does the dangerous habit some people have of leaving their dogs in closed cars.…

To hold off proposed service cuts, WRTA Advisory Board decides to help from state » Worcester Telegram The Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board postponed a vote on service cuts Thursday morning in favor of pursuing a memorandum of understanding with the state which may make the transit a…

Marijuana

Brockton mayor backs down from downtown-heavy pot shop plan » The Enterprise The Brockton City Council Ordinance Committee met on Wednesday, discussing zoning proposals for recreational marijuana in Brockton. Mayor Bill Carpenter submitted a revised zoning proposal, which woul…

Mass. pot industry projected to employ 20,000 » Boston Globe The Massachusetts recreational marijuana industry will eventually create the equivalent of nearly 20,000 full-time jobs, according to new projections released this week by cannabis technology company …

State cannabis regulators warn municipalities over demands for extra payments » Boston Globe State officials on Thursday signaled that municipalities seeking excessive payments from marijuana companies are probably breaking the law — even if local officials call the money a donation â…

Host agreements to get closer look amid slow marijuana rollout » State House News Service Attempting to provide clarity on an issue that has been blamed for the slow rollout of legal marijuana sales, the Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday voted to issue guidance on host community agre…

Weed Legalization Is Tearing This Neighborhood Apart » Vive A diverse, working-class neighborhood in Boston is one front in the larger war over what recreational pot looks like, and who profits. …

AG Jeff Sessions' marijuana comments leave top Massachusetts cannabis commissioner 'surprised and pleased' » Mass Live The chairman of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission said he was delighted to hear what Attorney General Jeff Sessions had to say about marijuana legalization during a swing through Boston.…

Marijuana Entrepreneurs Given 'Priority' In Mass. Are Struggling To Get Through Licensing Process » WBUR So you've got priority in getting your marijuana license application reviewed in Massachusetts. But you've got a major hurdle ahead of you — getting through the actual application. …

Opinion

PADULA: Reflecting on legal recreational cannabis, one month later » The Herald News Here we are. It has been one month since the state entered the brave new world of legalized cannabis. If you put your ear to the ground, you won’t even hear a murmur. No dancing in the streets …

Investment in the life sciences sector is critical to Massachusetts' future (Viewpoint) » The Republican With a 10-year, $1 billion initiative proposed by then-Gov. Deval Patrick, we chose to breathe life into a budding biotech and life sciences sector with the bold hope that funding new research would t…

This is what democracy is all about » The Reminder In Massachusetts we frequently see public officials only change when there is an open seat – an incumbent has decided not to seek re-election. There is a scramble of candidates that I always fi…

Elizabeth Warren swings and misses in softball CNBC interview » Boston Herald She’s supposed to be a 2020 presidential juggernaut, but lately U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign is stumbling along like a clunker.…

OUR VIEW: Death penalty for cop killers would be bad policy » Wicked Local Braintree The state is saddened by the tragic death of Weymouth police officer Michael C. Chesna, 42, who was killed by his own weapon July 15 after being shot 10 times by alleged gunman Emanuel Lopes. During a…

MassTLC reopens nominations for prestigious awards » Boston Globe Over the past week, MassTLC has, rightfully, been called out in the press and on social media for a lack of diversity in the individual leadership categories of our annual awards program. While MassTL…

Judge cuts through the cruelty over immigration » Boston Globe Re “Judge orders release of pizza delivery driver held by ICE” (Page A2, July 25): We all should be asking the questions that Judge Paul Crotty asked: “Is he a threat to the communit…

A midsummer day’s rant » Boston Globe I was just going to ascribe my accumulating annoyances to middle-age crankiness, take a deep breath, and murmur my summer mantra: “Maximally muffled motorcycles.”…

Editorial: We're too smart not to solve student debt » Boston Business Journal Our region's teaching hospitals, research institutions and life sciences companies are known across the globe for their life-saving innovations, improving and extending the lives of patients suffering…

President Trump, attorney general target Bay State Democrats » Boston Herald It’s no accident that Attorney General Jeff Sessions keeps coming to Boston and New England to rail against illegal immigration and sanctuary cities.…

Our Opinion: Provide municipalities with local tax option » Berkshire Eagle There are several reasons why people resent paying taxes: They feel the money, once paid, simply disappears into thin air; they believe their politicians waste it and they disagree with how it's being…

Viewpoint: Mass. health care legislation must contain costs for employers, consumers » Boston Business Journal In a recent poll, Massachusetts voters were rightly proud of what the commonwealth has done to lead the nation in ensuring people have access to high-quality health care. But they are understandably c…

Viewpoint: For energy fix in Mass., natural gas capacity must be increased » Boston Business Journal Massachusetts leads the nation in clean energy policy. Unfortunately, we continue to suffer significant economic and environmental consequences due to the region’s shortage of reliable and affo…

Politics

Marblehead Democratic Town Committee to hold annual picnic on Aug. 20 » Wicked Local Marblehead The Marblehead Democratic Town Committee will be holding its annual picnic on Monday, Aug. 20, at Gerry VFA #5, 210 Beacon St., Marblehead. The event, which is open to all, will provide an opportunity…

WOMEN RULE the SENATE — Everybody loves BAKER — MARKEY talks tough on TRUMP » Politico It’s Thursday. And it’s shaping up to be a big day in the state Senate.…

Third Congressional district: Meet candiate Lori Trahan » Wicked Local Maynard Lori was born and raised in a working class family in Lowell. She served as Congressman Marty Meehan’s chief of staff, and is now helping other women into leadership through a business consulti…

Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim: Galvin Made The Wrong Decision On Sept. 4 Election Day » WGBH Boston City Councilor and candidate for Mass. Secretary of State Josh Zakim says scheduling the state primary election day for September 4 was a mistake, criticizing incumbent Sec. William Galvin for …

Dukakis Warns Democrats Exaggerating Ocasio-Cortez Victory Is 'A Serious Mistake' » WGBH If Democrats want to recapture either house of Congress in November, former Governor Michael Dukakis is warning his party not to use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset last month in New York as t…

Insurance, health industry PACs top donors to US Rep. Richard Neal's re-election campaign » Mass Live Political action committees formed to promote health care, the insurance industry and tax issues were among the top donors to contribute to U.S. Rep. Richard Neal's re-election bid this spring, new ca…

Third Congressional district: Meet candidate Barbara L'Italien » Wicked Local Boxborough Barbara L’Italien currently represents Andover, Dracut, Lawrence, and Tewksbury in the state Senate. She is a former school committee member and state representative. Before public service, she…

2nd Hampshire District candidates talk education, transportation, opioids » Gazette Net

Public Safety

Youth gun control activists plan '50 Miles More: Massachusetts' march to Smith & Wesson » The Republican It has been four months since students led thousands of people in "March for Our Lives" rallies across Massachusetts to demand stricter gun laws. Now, youth activists are planning another movement to …

Massachusetts lawmakers say funding for gun violence prevention should include streets, not just schools » The Republican With excess money to spend at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, Gov. Charlie Baker wants to make a large investment in school safety. But some state representatives are pointing out that young people a…

New rental car fee boosts police training » Lowell Sun A new $2 fee on rental car contracts will help police recruits and veteran officers learn the latest techniques under a law that Gov. Charlie Baker said pays homage to law enforcement killed in the li…

5th trooper facing rap for OT fraud » Boston Herald A fifth member of the Massachusetts State Police has been arrested in connection with a federal corruption probe for embezzling more than $14,000 through no-work overtime shifts that he tried to cover…

Inmates return to ‘chow hall’ at Bristol County House of Correction » Taunton Gazette The nearly 250 inmates who refused prepared meals at the Bristol County House of Corrections ended their protest and reported to the chow hall Thursday afternoon, according to the Bristol County Sheri…

Hodgson's jails fail to document proper air temperatures » South Coast Today The Bristol County jails have not been able to prove they have appropriate air temperatures in summer and winter, state documents show.…

South Boston residents want speed bumps, stop signs on L Street, where 3-year-old was hit by a car and killed Wednesday » Mass Live South Boston residents say they will protest if nothing is done to curb speeding on L Street.…

State Finance

Baker signs $42B annual budget, vows 'fiscal discipline' » Boston Business Journal Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $41.7 billion budget on Thursday that the Republican touted as a "fiscally responsible" spending plan that both increased a tax credit for low-income families and invested …

Nangle sees 'couple of hundred' veto overrides coming over state budget » Lowell Sun Gov. Charlie Baker will sign the fiscal year 2019 budget on Thursday afternoon, and Massachusetts will become the final state in the country to have its annual spending plan in place.…

Gov. Baker Signs $41.2 Billion Budget, Nearly A Month Into Fiscal Year » WBUR Nearly one month into the state's new fiscal year, Massachusetts finally has a budget.…

Baker budget highlights » Commonwealth Magazine Oks boost for regional transit authorities, nixes congestion pricing pilot …

State Government

Facing criminal indictment, DCR official placed on unpaid leave » Boston Globe Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A Republican-party-official-turned-state-parks-employee is in trouble. Again.…

Democrat Karen Spilka of Ashland elected president of Mass. Senate » Taunton Gazette An Ashland resident will lead the Senate for the first time, as veteran legislator Karen Spilka was elected Senate president Thursday. …

Automatic voter registration accord ready for final votes » State House News Service House and Senate negotiators working on automatic voter registration legislation filed a compromise bill with the House clerk's office late Thursday afternoon.…

Taxation

Massachusetts Legislature supports sales tax holiday for Aug. 11-12, 2018 » Mass Live The Massachusetts Legislature is poised to pass a sales tax holiday on the weekend of Aug. 11-12, 2018. The Senate on Wednesday added a provision to its version of an economic development bill establi…

Elizabeth Warren’s take on taxes: ‘Not about the number’ » Boston Herald Bay State U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s critics are panning her appearance this week on cable news when she called for higher income taxes — insisting “it’s not about the num…

Transportation

Charlie Baker rejects toll discount idea, calls for bigger traffic study » Boston Globe Governor Charlie Baker on Thursday all but nixed an effort to relieve the growing congestion around Boston by offering a discount on highway tolls to drivers who commute during off-peak hours.…

Growing calls to tackle traffic’s toll » Commonwealth Magazine NEVER MIND THE Democratic Legislature or smart growth and transportation advocacy groups. Gov. Charlie Baker is now getting pressure to embrace a pilot program calling for variable-price tolling from …

Audit cites transit authorities for not providing financial information on state website » Cape Cod Times Transit authorities across the state, including on Cape Cod, have been cited in a 2018 state audit for not submitting all required financial records to the state’s searchable website.…

Why did Charlie Baker veto a proposal to give drivers toll discounts? » Boston.com For commuters, decreased tolls and reduced traffic congestion are generally seen as two good things. So why is Gov. Charlie Baker blocking a proposed pilot program that aimed to do both?…

Massachusetts Senate approves regional ballot initiatives, allowing new taxes for transit projects » Mass Live "We're in a crisis in this state," said Sen. Eric Lesser, D-Longmeadow, chairman of the Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, who has been pushing for the adoption of regional t…

BRTA Cuts Service Despite Increased Support In State Budget » iBerkshires

Utilities

APCC Seeks AG’s Help » Cape Cod Online The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is seeking to enlist the assistance of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office as they look to prevent relaxing the rules for Entergy as the co…

Town broadband projects fight telecom opposition to law tweak » Berkshire Eagle Town-led broadband projects across Western Massachusetts are fighting for a single paragraph in the Legislature's massive economic development bond bill — a provision that costs taxpayers nothi…

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Yesterday's Late-Breaking News

Galvin: Make benefit districts subject to public records law » State House News Service

Gaming commission to rekindle southeast casino talks in September » State House News Service

Massachusetts finally set to get signed state budget » State House News Service

In Mass., biggest job-creators aren't just the usual suspects » Boston Business Journal

Following Russian hacker indictment, a look at Massachusetts' election security » The Metro West Daily News

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The Week In Review

New laws enacted this week:

HB 4635 - An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land to the Salem Redevelopment Authority

HB 4486 - An Act protecting youth from the health risks of tobacco and nicotine addiction

SB 2260 - An Act negating archaic statutes targeting young women

HB 4509 - An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Sandra Elizabeth Smith, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

HB 4516 - An Act relative to the municipal police training fund

HB 4227 - An Act authorizing the Bristol County Commissioners to borrow money for the repair, renovation and construction, equipping and furnishing of buildings at Bristol County Agricultural School in the town of Dighton

HB 4094 - An Act authorizing the treasurer of the Mohawk Trail Regional School District to invest the Carl H. Nilman Scholarship Trust Fund

HB 4503 - An Act authorizing the Minuteman regional vocational technical school district to lease certain land and buildings

HB 4614 - An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to grant up to five additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages

Most read bills of the week:

SB2625 - An Act relative to economic development in the commonwealth

HB4732 - An Act relative to economic development in the commonwealth

HB4800 - An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2019

SB2609 - An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction

SB2387 - An Act protecting research animals

HB4742 - An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction

HB4714 - An Act relative to economic development in the commonwealth

HB4546 - An Act relative to community benefit districts

SB2624 - An Act protecting research animals

SB2459 - An Act expanding the sale of products by farmer breweries and distilleries

House Actions This Week: 1470

Senate Actions This Week: 373


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