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Challenging the Electoral College’s winner take all system in Massachusetts » Boston Globe A Harvard Law professor, former governor William F. Weld, and Al Gore’s onetime attorney are making a long-shot bid to change the Electoral College system, arguing that it encourages presidential ca…

The road to the White House runs through the Ivy League » Boston Globe When Supreme Court justices gather in the cafeteria, they might debate philosophy. They could also talk about Harvard and Yale, where all eight justices attended law school. …

Laura Ingraham’s immigration comments are different words for the same Trump-era rhetoric » The Washington Post Dropped into the national conversation without any other context, the comments made by Fox News host Laura Ingraham on her show Wednesday night are jarring. …

Pelosi is the star of GOP attack ads, worrying Democrats upbeat about midterms » The Washington Post While Democrats grow optimistic about their chances of taking control of the House in November, they are increasingly anxious that the presence of their longtime and polarizing leader, Nancy Pelosi, i…

Down Goes Socialism » Politico The Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party thinks its policies are the path to victory in red states. Tuesday night’s results suggest otherwise. …

Spilka headed to France for conference, vacation » State House News Service With no political opponents to worry about this August, Senate President Karen Spilka is taking off for France for two weeks where she will be blending a bit of business with pleasure. …

Michael Avenatti in Iowa: 'I’m exploring a run for the presidency of the United States' » Des Moines Register Michael Avenatti has arrived in Iowa. After three canceled flights and a 700-mile road trip, the lawyer known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her case against Republican Presiden…

Former Comedian Jimmy Tingle Running for Lieutenant Governor in Massachusetts » NECN After a long career as a comedian, Jimmy Tingle is working on his second act - hoping to become the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in Massachusetts. …

White threat in a browning America » Vox In 2008, Barack Obama held up change as a beacon, attaching to it another word, a word that channeled everything his young and diverse coalition saw in his rise and their newfound political power: hop…

State's hospital profits shrinking amid fiscal pressure » The Salem News Most of the state's acute care hospitals are turning a profit but skating on thin ice financially, according to a new state report. …

Melania Trump’s parents become naturalized U.S. citizens despite the president’s hostility toward ‘chain migration’ » The Washington Post First lady Melania Trump’s parents became U.S. citizens in a naturalization ceremony in New York on Thursday, completing a years-long immigration process even as President Trump has called for new l…

“These 3D-printed weapons will be used to evade Massachusetts’ strong gun laws, and my office and our law enforcement partners will do everything we can to keep deadly homemade weapons off our streets and out of our schools,”

Attorney General Maura Healey

On 3D-printed Guns

News By Category
Business

Local businesses to hold sales on top of tax-free weekend » The Recorder It’s doubtful anyone will hear grumbling about “Taxachusetts” this weekend, when the state is set to have its first tax holiday since 2015.…

Tax-free holiday has Brockton area business buzzing » The Enterprise After it was passed by the state Legislature, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker plans to sign a bill that includes a provision for a tax-free holiday this weekend. That means that shoppers in Brock…

Most of the largest architectural firms in Mass. see uptick in billings » Boston Business Journal Continuing an upward trend we’ve noted for the past several years, a majority of the participating firms for the BBJ’s Largest Architectural Firms in Massachusetts list saw gains in their billings…

Center Court buys Star Market, media building on Morrissey Blvd. » Dorchester Reporter There’s more movement on William T. Morrissey Boulevard, as a familiar name consolidates more land on the increasingly in-demand stretch of road. Center Court Properties, which has offices in New Yo…

Crimes

Cambridge man arrested for threatening ICE agents in murder for hire tweet » Boston Globe A Cambridge man crossed the line between political speech and criminal threats last month when he allegedly tweeted an offer to pay $500 to anyone who murdered an Immigration and Customers Enforcement…

Governor signs Montigny animal cruelty bill » South Coast Today Gov. Charlie Baker Thursday signed legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Mark Montigny, that will enhance the humane treatment of animals and prevent cruelty. Montigny, in announcing the governor’s actio…

Education

Vargas to Offer Update on Haverhill Promise Literacy Effort at iHub Tuesday » WHAV Haverhill is prepared to get all students reading at grade level by third grade—that’s a promise! The city’s formal campaign to encourage early literacy kicked off in March and state Rep. Andy V…

Report raps culture at UMass polymer science department » Gazette Net A newly released report on one of the University of Massachusetts' most prestigious departments - Polymer Science and Engineering - has found "conduct antagonistic toward women," uncivil behavior towa…

Environment

Run on renewables: Real estate trusts finally start going green » Boston Business Journal To Kevin Hagen, it could seem counterintuitive for records-management firm Iron Mountain Inc. to have all of its data centers run on renewable energy and also be profitable.…

Rep. Richard Neal Attributes Recent Storms To Climate Change » WGBH Forty-three people were displaced after a tornado whipped through Webster and Dudley this past weekend — the third twister to hit the state in ten days.…

Fast and furious storm hammers Lower Cape » Cape Cod Times Intense thunderstorms charged through the Lower Cape Thursday, sparking fires, flooding roads and downing trees, utility poles and power lines.…

Federal

AG Maura Healey, others make final bid to drop census citizenship question » Boston Herald State and local officials from Massachusetts and across the country urged the federal government to drop its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, as Democrats and civil rights a…

Health Care

Abuse treatment center to pay big bucks in Medicaid fraud case » Lowell Sun A North Andover-based substance abuse treatment center with patients from the Greater Lowell area will pay $612,000, after unlawfully charging cash for opioid addiction treatment already covered by th…

State sees huge growth of urgent care centers and retail clinics » Commonwealth Magazine RETAIL MEDICAL CLINICS and emergency care centers are growing at breakneck speed in Massachusetts, a trend that suggests strong demand for the lower-cost alternatives to standard outpatient and hospit…

Opioids’ path of destruction in construction » Commonwealth Magazine Sector accounts for one-quarter of all overdose deaths …

Housing

Apartment plan for Hanover Mall prompts concerns » Patriot Ledger A plan to build 297 apartments on a portion of the Hanover Mall property was questioned at a community meeting Thursday night.…

Judiciary

Dartmouth attorney Joe Michaud sworn in as Massachusetts Housing Court associate justice » South Coast Today Joe Michaud, a longtime local attorney, was recently sworn in as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Housing Court by Gov. Charlie Baker in Boston. Judge Michaud is a resident of Dartmouth, wher…

Political operative Frank Keough's visits to Hampden County Superior Court Clerk's office raise questions » The Republican Of the hundreds of convicted felons who stream in and out of the Roderick L. Ireland courthouse each week, only one seems to have nearly unfettered access to the Superior Court Clerk's office.…

Labor

Now hiring: teenagers (and anyone else willing to work) » Boston Globe Faced with hundreds of jobs to fill, and a shortage of workers to fill them, Canobie Lake Park bumped up its recruiting efforts this summer, taking out more ads and offering employees unlimited access…

Striking sheet metal workers want bigger piece of the building boom » Boston Globe When the sheet metal workers of Local 17 voted to go on strike last week, the concessions they made during the economic downturn loomed large in their minds.…

Legislative

Chandler gets $35,000 bump with new emerita post » Commonwealth Magazine WHEN SHE HANDED OVER the Senate president’s gavel last month, Sen. Harriette Chandler made a soft landing financially thanks to the creation of a new title that was accompanied by a $35,000 stipend.…

Gov. Baker Signs 53 Bills — Including Ones On Clean Energy And Opioid Treatment — Into Law » WBUR With a desk piled high with legislation from the final frantic days of formal sessions last week, Gov. Charlie Baker signed 53 bills into law Thursday, including a version of his legislation to expand…

Harriette Chandler loses Senate president stipend, but blow is cushioned by emerita status » Worcester Telegram When she handed over the gavel last month, Sen. Harriette Chandler took a roughly $10,000 cut to her annual pay rate. The reduction would have been more had it not been for a $35,000 stipend attached …

Local Government

Flint Farmers Market takes SNAP benefits, offers family fun events » The Herald News The Flint Farmers Market, 664 Quarry St., in the parking lot of Our Lady of Light Band Club, will be on site for another three weeks, each Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m.…

Commonwealth approves change to Sutton charter » The Millbury Sutton Chronicle You can’t call him town administrator anymore. During the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 7, Town Administrator Jim Smith said the State Legislature approved a change to the town cha…

Barnstable County could see layoffs » Cape Cod Times Legislative inaction on a bill that would allow Barnstable County to implement an early retirement program will likely lead to layoffs, a county official said.…

Bourne turns to state program to address blighted parcels » Cape Cod Times The town is turning to the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for help in fixing up blighted and nuisance properties. The Abandoned Housing Initiative run by the attorney general’…

LED lamps to light up Weymouth schools » Wicked Local Weymouth A $250,000 Green Communities Competitive Grant awarded to Weymouth will save the town $277,727 in annual municipal electrical costs when LED lighting is installed in five primary schools and the main …

Mansfield recycling costs increasing: Tip of a trashy iceberg? » The Sun Chronicle Officials received a letter recently from trash and recycling contractor Waste Management warning that the town could soon be paying more for waste recycling because of changes in the world market for…

City should split MGM revenue evenly among city wards, State Rep. Bud Williams says » MassLive State Rep. Bud Williams on Thursday said the city should divide its estimated $17.5 million in first-year special tax revenue from MGM Springfield evenly among its eight wards.…

The Week in Public Finance: Is Your City Positioned to Weather the Next Recession? » Governing A new report identifies the different factors affecting a city's ability to respond to a fiscal crisis -- and what policymakers can do about it. …

Marijuana

Another twist for legal pot » Commonwealth Magazine THE STATE’S MARIJUANA oversight board wants to put a halt to communities demanding payments from legal pot businesses in excess of what’s allowed by law but the panel’s decision could move the o…

Here's how Massachusetts health leaders suggest parents discuss marijuana use with their children after legalization passed » MassLive "Do you know that marijuana can hurt your health and get in the way of your goals?" …

CCC closing in on critical lab testing » State House News Service State regulators are preparing to put one of the most significant roadblocks to the rollout of the non-medical marijuana industry in the rearview mirror later this month.…

Methuen Woman Fights Firing Over Marijuana Use » NBC Boston Until Tuesday, Bernadette Coughlin had never been to the Massachusetts State House in Boston. But after losing her job for smoking pot while off the job, she decided to share her story with lawmakers.…

Pot notes: Everything but the labs » Commonwealth Magazine Also, cannabis commission unveils public awareness campaign, Worc. County maintains application lead …

Opinion

Driving stoned: Massachusetts standard needed » Boston Globe State public safety officials see the problem of stoned driving coming at them like a freight train. They may be doing their best to head it off, but without changes in the law, their best won’t be …

Benton: Peabody housing push a good sign » The Salem News With the shortage of affordable housing reaching crisis proportions on the North Shore, it’s heartening to see Peabody officials looking at additional areas within the city that might accommodate su…

The road to the White House runs through the Ivy League » Boston Globe When Supreme Court justices gather in the cafeteria, they might debate philosophy. They could also talk about Harvard and Yale, where all eight justices attended law school.…

A self-sustaining perennial ‘immigrant’ enriches summer » Boston Globe We do love stone walls in New England. …

Editorial: High time for warnings » Boston Herald Driving stoned is driving impaired and it is time to get the word out as the first recreational pot shops are on the verge of opening in Massachusetts in the coming weeks.…

The Economic Case For Investing In The Arts » WBUR Last month, Gov. Charlie Baker vetoed a portion of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s budget. Lawmakers promptly overrode Baker’s veto, which was the fourth in as many years. …

Viewpoint: Culture change starts in workplace » Boston Business Journal A series of sexual misconduct cases last fall sparked a public debate about the way people — primarily women — continue to be treated at work. These cases drew worldwide attention and ignited the …

Dems’ unsavory picks for dinner honor » Boston Herald For decades, New Hampshire Democrats — along with the party faithful across America — raised money over platters of rubber chicken at Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners. At the national level, presiden…

Capuano, Pressley display differences » Boston Herald It is easy to see the outward differences between the two candidates running for the 7th Congressional District. City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is an African-American woman, Congressman Mike Capuano i…

Carr: Time for Charlie Baker to get tough on RMV » Boston Herald Another day, another batch of police reports about the arrests of illegal immigrant criminals, and I notice a few recurring words: “Dominican … Mass Health documents … fraudulently obtained RMV …

Time for pols to freeze criticism of immigration agency » Boston Herald Time for a timeout in the abolish ICE movement. The arrest of a Cambridge man for trying to recruit a hit man to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents for $500 is a stunning warning sign tha…

Attack on L'Italien 'long-winded, whiny, partisan' » The Andover Townsman As a lifelong Andover resident, I find it alarming and distasteful that someone was given the opportunity to author an “opinion” piece on Barbara L’Italien which was long-winded, whiny, partisan…

Politics

Congressional Hopeful Alexandra Chandler Comes Out Swinging for Trans Kids » Broadly Alexandra Chandler, who would become the first trans congresswomen if she's elected, is speaking out on a November vote in Massachusetts that will ask the public whether to overturn an anti-discrimina…

Can traffic be an election issue? Two Democrats running for governor hope so » Boston Globe For generations, standstill traffic has been as central to Boston’s identity as clam chowder and the Red Sox. So why hasn’t it combined with another favored pastime — politics — to become a do…

Josh Zakim takes cyber swing » Boston Herald Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim tried to land a serious blow on Secretary of State William F. Galvin, whose job he hopes to win in next month’s primary, by claiming no one in the office is focused …

He’s running for six different elected offices on the same ballot (and yes, that’s legal) » Boston Globe With less than two weeks before Vermont’s primary, it may be time the world — or at least the state’s Republicans — got more familiar with the name H. Brooke Paige. They’re going to be seein…

RGA funneled millions into advertisement to boost Charlie Baker » Boston Globe In what may just be the first of many substantial investments, the Republican Governors Association poured $2.8 million into a super PAC before it began running a new television spot touting Governor …

First openly transgender candidate for Congress in Mass. seeks to boost fall ballot initiative » Boston Globe As one of 10 Democrats vying for a single congressional seat, Alexandra Chandler tells voters about her background (she’s a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst), and lays out her priorities (jobs …

Transgender trailblazer: Chandler feels 'sense of responsibility at being the first' » Lowell Sun For Alexandra Chandler, talking on the campaign trail about her experience as a transgender woman has been a balancing act.…

Rep. John Scibak endorses Natalie Blais in 1st Franklin House District race » MassLive A retiring Democratic lawmaker from South Hadley is reaching across district lines to endorse a Sunderland resident in the 1st Franklin House District race. …

Galvin, Zakim spar over early voting » Lowell Sun This spring, Secretary of State William Galvin lobbied House lawmakers to support early voting ahead of the September primary, but the proposal sputtered and died. Now Galvin's primary opponent blames…

Public Health

Number of opioid-addicted women who delivered babies quadrupled in 16 years » Boston Globe The number of women who were addicted to opioids when they delivered babies quadrupled across the nation from 1999 to 2014, according to a federal study released Thursday.…

Baker signs Hogan’s youth tobacco addiction bill into law » Community Advocate State Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) joined Governor Charlie Baker at the State House July 27 as her bill “An Act Protecting Youth from the Health Risks of Tobacco and Nicotine Addiction,” was…

Public Safety

City of Chicopee hoping to make major improvements to public safety » News 22 WWLP.com The city of Chicopee is moving forward with plans to create a regional dispatch center for communities in western Massachusetts. Tuesday morning Mayor Richard Kos showed State Representative Joseph Wa…

Read the notice saying 3D-printed weapons in Massachusetts are illegal » The Republican Massachusetts law enforcement officials on Thursday released a notice to the public stressing that the printing of 3D weapons is illegal.…

South Boston residents push for traffic safety improvements » Boston Globe Nearly 500 people packed a school auditorium in South Boston Thursday night to demand traffic safety improvements in the neighborhood still grieving the death of a toddler who was struck and killed by…

State Government

Automatic voter registration will be available in Massachusetts, starting in 2020 » The Republican Massachusetts residents will be automatically registered to vote when they make transactions at the state's Registry of Motor Vehicles or with MassHealth, under a new law signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.…

Republican Gov. Signs Automatic Voter Registration Bill Into Law In Massachusetts » The Huffington Post Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed a new bill into law on Thursday that could add hundreds of thousands of residents to the state’s voting rolls in the coming years…

Automatic Voter Registration Gains Bipartisan Momentum » Governing Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bill that places Massachusetts among a growing number of states making it hard to not be registered. …

Taxation

Sales tax holiday to return this weekend » Patriot Ledger Shoppers will duck the Massachusetts sales tax this weekend for the first time since 2015. The sales tax holiday’s planned return, exempting people from the state’s 6.25 percent tax, comes back as…

Capitalizing on Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision could be tricky for Mass. tax collectors » Boston Globe When the US Supreme Court ruled in June that states could tax online sellers that do not have brick-and-mortar stores within their borders, that seemed like it could clear the way for Massachusetts to…

Massachusetts Tax Holiday Ready to Go, But Still Needs Baker Signature » NECN A spokesman for Republican Gov. Charlie Baker says the governor plans to formally authorize a sales tax holiday for the upcoming weekend.…

New Hampshire liquor stores offering Massachusetts customers 13-percent discount » MassLive To highlight New Hampshire's tax-free status and to thank out-of-state customers who make up more than half of its annual sales, the state liquor commission is offering them discounts at its liquor an…

Transportation

The Blue Line Lost Power for the Second Time in a Week » Boston Magazine You may be experiencing déjà vu about this one, but the Blue Line has once again lost power. The T announced at around 8:45 this morning that they were down to single track service because of a powe…

New campaign touts alternatives for marijuana and alcohol users » Leominster Champion The Baker-Polito administration launched Wednesday, Aug. 8 a statewide education and enforcement campaign to highlight the danger of impaired driving and to urge marijuana and alcohol users to find al…

Outage hits Blue Line; Alewife garage crumbles » Boston Herald Commuter comfort levels were cramped yesterday as the MBTA was forced to evacuate a Blue Line train after power problems, and separately shuttered 500 parking spaces at the Alewife garage in response …

T tries to patch up Alewife parking garage » Commonwealth Magazine Even with millions of dollars in repairs, ‘long-term plan’ still needed …

The Northern Avenue Bridge is being replaced, and the city is debating just who will be allowed to use it » Boston Globe It has been nearly four years since anyone could walk across the old Northern Avenue Bridge, and two decades since you could drive across it. …

Utilities

Meeting Wednesday on planned Pilgrim sale » Cape Cod Times The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel has scheduled a special meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Plymouth Community Intermediate School to get information on Entergy’s recently a…

Legislators compromise on clean energy legislation; net metering cap for solar left unchanged » the Berkshire edge Passed on July 31 just before the close of the legislative session, the clean energy bill requires utilities to increase their use of renewable energy and gives wind power a boost, but left environmen…

Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill 2018: Continuing the Journey » Union of Concerned Scientists On Massachusetts’ journey toward a clean, fair, and affordable energy future, the energy bill that just passed is an important waystation. But it can’t be an endpoint—not by a long shot, and not…

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The Week In Review

New laws enacted this week:

HB 4855 - An Act relative to a certain agricultural restriction held by the commonwealth on land in the town of Westborough

HB 4854 - An Act relative to the release of an agricultural covenant on a certain parcel of land in the town of Lancaster

HB 4853 - An Act relative to the release of certain land in Rowley from operation of an agricultural covenant

HB 4856 - An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land in the city of Somerville to the Somerville Housing Authority

HB 4839 - An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the town of Southborough

HB 4837 - An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management to convey certain land to the city known as the town of Franklin

HB 4820 - An Act relative to the examination of tax expenditures by the department of revenue

HB 4822 - An Act relative to the cremation of certain unclaimed bodies

HB 4827 - An Act relative to grants from the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund

HB 4828 - An Act relative to commuter rail fare rates

SB 2646 - An Act to protect animal welfare and safety in cities and towns

HB 4867 - An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to release a restriction in the town of Petersham

SB 2632 - An Act relative to veterans' benefits, rights, appreciation, validation and enforcement

HB 4816 - An Act authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land to the town of Foxborough for fire department use.

HB 4814 - An Act authorizing the sale of real property in Chelmsford

HB 4812 - An Act to ensure compliance with federal standards regarding the handling of federal tax information

HB 4815 - An Act relative to the background record check procedures of the department of early education and care.

HB 4803 - An Act authorizing a surface and sub-surface easement at the Chestnut Hill Reservation located in the Brighton section of the city of Boston

HB 4857 - An Act to advance clean energy

HB 4742 - An Act for prevention and access to appropriate care and treatment of addiction

SB 2603 - An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant easements to NSTAR electric company d/b/a Eversource Energy in return for NSTAR releasing or modifying easements for the benefit of the Commonwealth

HB 4760 - An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain easement to the town of New Salem

HB 4757 - An Act releasing certain land in Northfield from the operation of an agricultural covenant

HB 4689 - An Act authorizing the town of Nantucket to transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of a portion of certain land situated in the town of Nantucket held for water supply and water protection purposes to the town of Nantucket for roadway purposes

HB 4818 - An Act authorizing the conveyance of land from the county of Nantucket and authorizing the town of Nantucket to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of a portion of said land situated in the town of Nantucket held for open space purposes

SB 2583 - An Act authorizing the town of Wilbraham to exchange a certain parcel of land held for conservation purposes

HB 4717 - An Act authorizing the town of Nantucket to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of a portion of certain land situated in the town of Nantucket held for cemetery purposes

HB 4688 - An act authorizing the town of Nantucket to sell, convey or otherwise dispose of certain land situated in the town of Nantucket held for open space

SB 2576 - An Act providing for the abandonment of a certain water line easement in Revere and Malden

SB 2582 - An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance and the town of Hingham to grant certain easements upon certain land located in the town of Hingham

HB 4715 - An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Joseph Mele, an employee of the Department of Mental Health

HB 4627 - An Act authorizing the town of Lenox to convey a certain parcel of land to Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc. in exchange for 2 parcels of land in the town of Lenox

HB 4633 - An Act authorizing the town of Sharon to use of a certain parcel of land for general municipal purposes

SB 2540 - An Act relative to a certain parcel of conservation land in the city of Boston

HB 4580 - An Act authorizing the Somerville Housing Authority to reconstruct the state funded Clarendon Hill public housing project

SB 2614 - An Act relative to the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and Coordinating Council

HB 4523 - An Act amending the provisions of Chapter 145 of the Acts of 1937

SB 2395 - An Act releasing certain land in Berkley from the operation of an agricultural preservation restriction

SB 2559 - An Act authorizing the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to modify and relocate an easement in the town of West Boylston

HB 4116 - An Act relative to Alzheimer's and related dementias in the Commonwealth

HB 4103 - An Act relative to a certain conservation restriction in the town of Webster

HB 4253 - An Act relative to the classification of certain employees of the South Essex Sewerage District

HB 4373 - An Act relative to a Medford residential development easement

SB 2369 - An Act relative to an easement plan for the Milton Inline Inspection Project

HB 4636 - An Act authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain parcels of land in the town of Grafton.

HB 3712 - An Act relative to the release of a restriction on land in the city of Taunton

SB 2319 - An Act authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to acquire a conservation restriction on land of the town of Groveland

HB 4265 - An Act authorizing the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land in the city of Lynn to the Neighborhood Development Associates, Inc

SB 2241 - An Act authorizing the City of Westfield to categorize all certain private ways a public streets

HB 4834 - An Act automatically registering eligible voters and enhancing safeguards against fraud

SB 1386 - An Act relative to firefighters cessation program

HB 1102 - An Act authorizing the town of Rehoboth to transfer a conservation easement on a certain parcel of land

Most read bills of the week:

HB4732 - An Act relative to economic development in the commonwealth

SB2625 - An Act relative to economic development in the commonwealth

HB4873 - Governor's Message regarding An Act relative to consumer protection from security breaches

HB4800 - An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2019

HB3822 - An Act relative to employer contributions to health care

HB4806 - An Act relative to consumer protection from security breaches

SB2650 - An Act to promote and enhance civic engagement

HB4851 - An Act relative to state contracting

HB4714 - An Act relative to economic development in the commonwealth

HB4868 - Text of a further amendment (offered by Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, in lieu of a Conference Report) for HB4732 and SB2635, the bill relative to economic development in the Commonwealth.

House Actions This Week: 58

Senate Actions This Week: 51

Press Releases

Groups Call for Zero Waste Master Plan » MassPIRG

Governor Baker Signs into Law Comprehensive Bill to Combat Opioid Epidemic, With Support from Senator Jason Lewis » Sen. Jason Lewis

TRUMP'S ATTACK ON FUEL EFFICIENT CARS WOULD HURT OUR ECONOMY » Climate Action Business Association

Attorney General's Office to Hold Open Meeting Law Trainings Throughout the State » Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

RFS REMAINS FLAWED AND NEEDS TO BE REFORMED TO PROTECT CONSUMERS, API PREVIEWS COMMENTS ON EPA'S PROPOSED 2019 RENEWABLE VOLUME OBLIGATIONS » Mass. Petroleum Council

U.S. SETS NEW RECORD FOR NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS PRODUCTION, TIES RECORD FOR CRUDE OIL IN JULY » Mass. Petroleum Council

Greyhound Friends in Hopkinton to Institute Governance Reforms, Additional Monitoring to Resolve Allegations of Financial Mismanagement and Insufficient Oversight » Office of Attorney General Maura Healey

HAPPY 83RD BIRTHDAY, SOCIAL SECURITY ACT! » Elizabeth Warren for Senate

Governor Baker Signs Law Strengthening Alzheimer's and Dementia Treatment in Massachusetts » Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Black and Latino Legislative Caucus Reflect on 2017-18 Legislative Session » Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez

VIDEO: Emergency Nurse Isabella Kopka on Safe Patient Limits in CA and MA » Mass. Nurses Association

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito Announces Fourth Year of Community Compact Cabinet » Office of Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito

Governor Baker Signs Second Major Piece of Legislation to Address Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts » Office of Governor Charlie Baker

Baker-Polito Administration to Send Crew of 20 Wildland Firefighters to Help Battle Blazes in Northern Rocky Mountain Region » Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation

$22M Fall CPA Funding Round » Boston Municipal Research Bureau

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results » Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass.

State and Federal Environmental Officials seek Applications for Restoration and Land Acquisition Projects in Housatonic River Watershed » Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection


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