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Today on Beacon Hill

9:00am Joint Committee on Municipalities & Regional Government, Public Hearing

9:00am Joint Committee on Public Service, Public Hearing

11:00am Law Enforcement Officer Cadet Program, Virtual Hearing & Room A-2, State House

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

12:00pm Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Virtual Hearing

12:00pm , Commission Meeting

12:00pm , Commission Meeting

6:00pm Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis

Must-Reads
MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts enacted its most ambitious housing law in decades. Now the hard part is enforcing it. » Boston Globe

Mass. 2022 midterm: Why did the poorest communities have a low voter turnout? » MassLive

MassDOT, Amtrak, CSX seek $108 million in rail improvements between Springfield and Worcester » MassLive

Campbell’s lack of experience could make for rough waters » Boston Herald

MassGOP leadership race heats up, with some candidates vowing to forgo $100G salary to get job done » Boston Herald

Elizabeth Warren will work with Lindsey Graham to regulate Twitter, she says » Boston Herald

Shortage of care workers means heartache, stress for people with disabilities and their families » WBUR

THE OTHER 49

ME: Maine’s plan to address heating costs could include $450 checks and more aid » Bangor Daily News

RI: Meet Rhode Island's newest lawmakers » The Providence Journal

NY: Mayor Adams’ war on rats hits home: His Brooklyn rowhouse is ticketed for rodent infestation » New York Daily News

NY: Major questions linger days after Adams announces new mental health policy » POLITICO Pro

PA: Black, Hispanic, and Asian home buyers continued to be denied mortgages more often while Philly’s housing market boomed » The Philadelphia Inquirer

NJ: Flu, RSV, COVID 'trifecta' fills NJ hospitals and emergency rooms » Asbury Park Press

NJ: More domestic violence victims finding refuge in N.J. hotels as calls for help rise » NJ.com

GA: Warnock and Walker are closing out Georgia Senate race at their own pace » Boston Globe

FL: DeSantis camp softens tone toward Disney with Bob Iger back as CEO and looking to ‘quiet things down’ in Florida » Fortune

FL: Ron DeSantis is building his own media » Semafor

CA: California lawmakers to meet, eye big oil’s high gas prices » Boston Globe

CA: The shadow race is on to succeed Feinstein » Politico

NATIONAL

Supreme Court Case on State Legislatures Could Open Litigation Floodgates » New York Times

Red-state rodeos to set GOP’s 2024 Senate chances » Politico

Ronna McDaniel set to get new opponent for RNC post » Politico

Walsh helped avoid a rail strike, but now must mend Biden administration relations with angry unions » Boston Globe

JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: America Is Slow Walking Towards Fascism » The Daily Caller

“The problem we’ve got right now, is that we know that someone is going to make the rules on Twitter, and on these other sites, for how millions of people around the world talk with each other and right now it’s one guy off in a room by himself,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said. “I think that’s fundamentally wrong.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Warren suggested reaching across the aisle and working with Lindsay Graham to regulate social media and digital sales companies like Twitter and Amazon.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Trump’s pre-runoff message: Terminate the Constitution » Politico

Opinion: Presidential press conferences, polls, and popularity » Boston Globe

Business

Office, Lab Developers Lose Leverage Heading into 2023 » Banker & Tradesman

Curley: Elon Musk gives us an inside look at Twitter, and it ain’t pretty » Boston Herald

Office vacancies in the Financial District are on the rise » Boston Business Journal

State begins animal cruelty investigation after more than 20 horses found neglected at Alford farm » Berkshire Eagle

Former church property in Holyoke goes back on market » Gazette Net

Civil Rights

Same-sex marriage returns to Supreme Court in web designer’s free speech bid » Boston Globe

‘A citizen of justice, a citizen of peace,’ Sabina Carlson Robillard dies at 34 » Boston Globe

Crimes

Former Natick official to serve 15 days in jail for her part in the Jan. 6 attack » WBUR

Former Everett superintendent’s alleged sex assault victims describe the toll on their families » Boston Globe

Democracy

Trump suggests “termination” of U.S. Constitution after Twitter revelations » Boston Herald

Education

Schools flush with cash, but need better plan on how to spend it » Commonwealth Magazine

Boston Public Schools’ enrollment drops for 8th consecutive year » Boston Globe

Opinion: Question 1 financial aid should be available for private college students too » Boston Globe

Environment

How capitalism crushed the environment, according to historian Douglas Brinkley » Boston Globe

Gaming

Chelan Brown’s discrimination complaint against MGM Springfield dismissed, statute of limitations cited » MassLive

Health Care

Boston Children’s faced months of death threats and hate mail. Here’s how staff members are coping. » Boston Globe

Judiciary

Opinion: I’m the victim of a hate crime. Why didn’t the legal system do more? » WBUR

Labor

United Auto Workers Appear to Rebuke Leaders in First Vote by Members » New York Times

Editorial: Biden can do more for rail workers » Boston Globe

Why Are Middle-Aged Men Missing From the Labor Market? » New York Times

Working two jobs six days a week while going to school. Here's how some in the Berkshires are just (barely) getting by » Berkshire Eagle

Legislative

Getting our ‘Fair Share’ will take unified approach, lawmaker says » Gazette Net

Georgetown Begins Recounting Ballots in 2nd Essex State Rep. Race Where Mirra was up 10 Votes » WHAV

Local Government

Fall River city councilor seeks to have felony charges dropped in 'love triangle' case » The Herald News

Politics and the City: Community, Batista meet in listening sessions » Worcester Telegram

New Bedford will pay $10 for this fixer-upper. But first the state is making needed repairs » South Coast Today

Pittsfield councilors want answers on whether a cell tower could be making people ill » Berkshire Eagle

Last step for Batista, City Council: contract » Worcester Telegram

Water, sewer rates on the rise in Hatfield; plans underway for pickleball courts, new restaurant » Gazette Net

You’ve heard about efforts to rename Faneuil Hall. But what about spaces named after these modern-day figures? » Boston Globe

Politics

MassGOP leadership race a mirror to internal division » Sentinel & Enterprise

Man charged for allegedly voting in Mass. and N.H. in 2016 election » Boston Globe

Public Health

Worcester medical expert critical of $75 gift card to entice COVID-19 vaccination » Worcester Telegram

COVID hospitalizations rising post-Thanksgiving after an autumn lull » Boston Globe

As Boston-area COVID wastewater levels surge more than 100%, health officials push boosters with vax rate lagging » Boston Herald

Public Safety

State and local leaders dedicate Weymouth bridge to officer killed on-duty, first responders » WHDH

Transportation

The next fight over the Mass. driver's license law » WBUR

Rail project between Springfield and Worcester seeks $108M in federal funding » Boston Herald

FEMA Awards Over $2.1M to Mass RMV for COVID-19 Operating Costs » iBerkshires

Utilities

Mass. residents express concerns about cost and feasibility of proposed septic regulations » WBUR

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The Week Ahead

Monday - 12/5

9:00am Joint Committee on Municipalities & Regional Government, Public Hearing

9:00am Joint Committee on Public Service, Public Hearing

11:00am Law Enforcement Officer Cadet Program, Virtual Hearing & Room A-2, State House

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

12:00pm Commission on the Status of Persons with Disabilities, Virtual Hearing

12:00pm , Commission Meeting

12:00pm , Commission Meeting

6:00pm Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis

Tuesday - 12/6

9:00am Joint Committee on Revenue, Public Hearing

10:00am Peace Officer Standards & Training Commission Public Hearing, Via Zoom

3:00pm Women's Rights History Trail Task Force, Virtual Hearing

3:00pm , Public Hearing

5:00pm Close of Comment Period for Mass. Gaming Commission Regulatory Changes, Submission via email

Wednesday - 12/7

9:30am Economic Outlook hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, InterContinental, 510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston

10:00am Department of Family and Medical Leave Public Hearing, Via Webex

11:00am Governor's Council Meeting, Governor's Council Chamber, Room 360, State House

11:30am 2022 Women Who Mean Business Celebration, Boston Harbor Hotel, 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston

Thursday - 12/8

Birthdays: Rep. Steven Xiarhos

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

4:00pm Celebrating Women's Leadership in the Labor Movement: Past, Present, Future hosted by the Mass. Labor Women's Committee, Boston City Hall Pavilion

Friday - 12/9

10:00am Executive Office of Health & Human Services Public Hearing, Via Zoom

11:00am East-West Rail Commission, Berkshire Innovation Center, 45 Woodlawn Avenue, Pittsfield


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