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10:00am Executive Office of Health and Human Services Public Hearing, First Floor Conference Room, 100 Hancock Street, Quincy

5:00pm Meet & Greet with State Rep. Candidate Alison Demong

Must-Reads

Endorsement: Beth Lindstrom is clear GOP choice for Senate » Boston Globe Throughout her long career, Beth Lindstrom has been helping to elect Republicans — not the easiest of tasks here in Massachusetts. This year, for the first time, she has entered the political f…

Energy companies dominate list of top spenders on lobbying in Mass. » Boston Globe Lobbyists in Massachusetts know the energy sector — with its complexities and government rules — can be a lucrative source of revenue. That’s certainly been true this year: Five o…

Stan Rosenberg invited as ‘honored’ guest by Pioneer Valley Democrats » Boston Globe In his fall from the Senate presidency, Stanley C. Rosenberg faced no shortage of criticism amid accusations his husband, Bryon Hefner, sexually assaulted multiple people. The governor even said the D…

How the campaign for secretary of state became the nastiest race in Massachusetts » Boston.com Josh Zakim is by far Bill Galvin's toughest challenge. And neither is pulling punches. …

CCC HUNG UP OVER AUTHORITY ON HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS » State House News Service The Cannabis Control Commission is weighing whether it will return to the Legislature to ask lawmakers who rewrote the 2016 ballot law legalizing marijuana to again revisit the law in order to clarify…

Tsongas May Be Leaving, But Work on Sexual Assault Is Never Done » Roll Call Eleven years ago, the #MeToo movement wasn’t trending and sexual assault was a taboo subject. Yet Rep. Niki Tsongas was confronted with it twice during her first weeks in Congress. …

National realtors group has spent nearly $300,000 to help Mike Capuano defeat Ayanna Pressley » Boston Globe The National Association of Realtors, a Chicago-based group which calls itself America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million realtors nationwide, has spent $282,945 from its con…

Editorial endorsement: Lori Trahan earns nod for 3rd » Boston Herald The Democratic candidate for the Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District must be able to navigate the corridors of Capitol Hill and advocate on behalf of citizens and businesses alike. …

Citizens foot bill for arts council boss' car, parking » Boston Herald As the governor targets taxpayer-paid perks, the $174,700-a-year head of the Mass Cultural Council drives a state-leased Toyota Prius, gasses it up on the public’s dime and has her parking paid…

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The Week In Review

New laws enacted this week:

HB 4389 - An Act authorizing the town of Hopkinton to establish a means-tested senior citizen property tax exemption

HB 1327 - An Act authorizing the appointing authority of the town of Mansfield to appoint police cadets under certain circumstances to the Police Department of said town

Most read bills of the week:

HB4884 - A message from His Excellency the Governor returning portions of the engrossed Bill promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity (House No. 4835)

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

HB4835 - An Act promoting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in recreational assets and opportunity

SB2646 - An Act to protect animal welfare and safety in cities and towns

HB4639 - An Act establishing the Honorable Peter V. Kocot Act to enhance access to high quality, affordable and transparent healthcare in the Commonwealth

SB2632 - An Act relative to veterans' benefits, rights, appreciation, validation and enforcement

HB399 - An Act relative to boater safety to be known as the David Hanson Act

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

HB4605 - An Act establishing the Honorable Peter V. Kocot Act to enhance access to high quality, affordable and transparent healthcare in the Commonwealth

HB4758 - An Act making appropriations for fiscal year 2018 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects

House Actions This Week: 56

Senate Actions This Week: 42


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