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Today on Beacon Hill

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

2:30pm Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing, Via Zoom

2:30pm Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing, Via Zoom

6:00pm Boston Fundraiser for State Rep. Candidate Stephen Fishman

Birthdays: Rep. Sarah Peake, Rep. Alice Peisch


State to pour $15M into tuition reimbursement for addiction workers » The Eagle Tribune

Clark University graduate workers go on strike » Worcester Business Journal

Senate Mourns Loss of Former Clerk William Welch » State House News Service

Baker, Services Providers Share Mutual Admiration As Exit Nears » State House News Service

Libertarians hope to regain major party status » The Eagle Tribune

CDC selects Massachusetts Department of Public Health to lead $25 million regional center for tackling infectious disease threats » Boston Herald

Putting MCAS to the test » Commonwealth Magazine

Raynham Park looks to new era, hangs hopes on sports betting » Boston Herald

Is the labor market taking a turn? One hard-hit industry is seeing a change. » Boston Business Journal

Editorial: Time to get ‘Perla’ before a grand jury » Boston Globe

New Law Aims to Correct Legislative “Oversight” in Clean Energy Grant Program » State House News Service


RI: Protesters demand shelter for homeless – now » Providence Journal

RI: Allan Fung worked with Elaine Chao. Here's how he's responding to Trump's mocking of her » The Associated Press (AP)

CT: Patients are waiting hours in emergency room hallways, studies report. ‘It’s a crisis,’ says one CT doctor » Hartford Courant

NY: Contender for top NYC City Hall post left trail of penalties and debt as a lobbyist » New York Daily News

NJ: How climate change could sink NJ’s tax base — and not just at the Shore » NJ Spotlight News

NJ: ‘Crisis of antisemitism’ is focus of House committee hearing held in NJ » NJ Spotlight News

OH & AZ: GOP megadonor Peter Thiel signals he is done helping Ohio Senate hopeful J.D. Vance, will fundraise for Arizona's Blake Masters » CNBC

NC: Dems agonize over N.C. spending debacle as Senate race tightens » Politico

GA: ‘Pro-Life’ Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend’s Abortion » The Daily Beast

FL: Rubio leads Demings by 6 points in new Mason-Dixon poll » Orlando Sentinel

ID: U.S. Supreme Court mulls federal water rules, wetlands designations in Idaho case » Florida Phoenix


Progressives hunt for new, younger leaders post-Sanders-Warren era » The Hill

How a Tiny Elections Company Became a Conspiracy Theory Target » New York Times

Democrats Warn That Republicans Will Turn US Into a Fascist Hellhole If GOP Prevails in Midterm Elections » Vanity Fair

It’s Time to Take Democrats’ Chances in the House Seriously » New York Times

We rated every race in play in 2022. This is who we think will win. » Politico

The landmark Voting Rights Act faces further dismantling at the Supreme Court » WBUR

There Is Absolutely Nothing to Support the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory » The Atlantic

Prosecution says Oath Keepers ‘concocted a plan for armed rebellion’ » Boston Globe

Is There Anything That Will Make the ‘Former Guy’ Go Away? » New York Times

The Counterrevolution Is Only Getting Started: On Race, Voting Rights, and More, the Conservative Justices Are on a Mission to Reshape Society » Vanity Fair

“As a geriatric millennial with two kids and a mortgage, I also wonder when I’ll have the opportunity to vote for someone closer to my generation,” Haq said. “My parents had that option with Bill Clinton, G.W. Bush and could vote younger with Obama. This idea that a candidate gets your lived experience is very compelling for voters.”

Nayyera Haq, a former Obama administration official

Progressives are on the quiet hunt for a new generation of leaders, eagerly awaiting the outcome of the midterms to plot their next steps.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Robbins: Judge Cannon misfires in bid to help Trump » Boston Herald

Biden marks 100 days since Dobbs ruling as Dems eye midterms » Boston Globe


In Chelsea, Maura Healey meets with Latina small business owners » Boston Globe

Imagining a new role for the Kennedy compound » Boston Globe

Why a Boston sneaker design veteran and crypto entrepreneur are making NFT shoes » Boston Globe

Wall Street rebounds as stocks see best day since July » Boston Globe

Pandemic may be over but Massachusetts businesses still feel the pain (Editorial) » MassLive

Radio personality Teddy Panos announces launch of news site featuring Lowell ‘insiders’ » Lowell Sun

Facebook parent Meta mum on plans to reduce headcount growth in Boston » Boston Business Journal

Ironstone opens new retreat center » The Andover Townsman

Applications For Andover Cultural Council Grants Open Until Oct. 17 » Andoverr Patch


Worker dies at Holyoke cannabis cultivation facility » Commonwealth Magazine

Northampton council’s discussion on limiting cannabis shops runs into issue: A lack of clear data » MassLive

Battenfeld: Treasurer Deb Goldberg must explain her hack appointment to pot board » Boston Herald


Opinion: Multiracial democracy is under threat at the US Supreme Court » Boston Globe


Boston School Committee approves $141.6 million teachers union contract » Boston Globe

Pandemic still taking toll on student learning as MCAS scores continue to fall » Worcester Telegram

UMass’ $125M computer science building project gets off the ground » Amherst Bulletin

Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School Receives $1.7 Million Skills Capital Grant » WHAV

Health Care

Brother of patient who died at New Hampshire hospital slams state regulators » Boston Globe


Candidate for lt. governor Driscoll details plan to tackle local housing crisis » Western Mass News

Human Services

Dakin unlikely to reopen shelter » Gazette Net


Mass. Still Seeking “Long-Term” Option to House Migrants » State House News Service

Mass. Still Seeking "Long-Term" Option to House Migrants » State House News Service

Details emerge about mystery woman who led migrants to Martha’s Vineyard » Boston Globe


Insurance adjuster charged with stealing from gas disaster victims » The Eagle Tribune

Columbia Gas insurance adjuster accused of stealing from Merrimack Valley explosion victims » CBS News

Former Columbia Gas worker Lashaunda Studaway accused of stealing IDs of Merrimack Valley explosion victims » MassLive


Superior Court Convenes for Fall Session » Vineyard Gazette


Holyoke Soldiers’ Home employees’ class-action lawsuit dismissed by federal judge » MassLive

Some say delays, confusion plague Massachusetts' paid leave program » WCVB


Rep. Vargas to Receive La Promesa Award at State of Latino Education Event Wednesday » WHAV

Milford's William Welch, who worked at the State House for 48 years, has died » Milford Daily News

Local Government

Westfield mayor announces ambitious $5M plan for road repairs before winter » MassLive

Boston City Council now has three redistricting maps to consider » Boston Herald

Westfield officials working to decongest roadways around Mass. Pike exit » Western Mass News

Boston City Council redistricting leaders propose new political maps » Boston Globe

City planners aim to remake Mattapan as a ‘10-minute neighborhood’ » Dorchester Reporter

Developers will have to explain their decisions, but law to abolish parking minimums proceeds » Cambridge Day


Campbell Commits to Strengthening New Bedford Office as Attorney General » WBSM

Geoff Diehl has best fundraising month, still trails Healey in cash » Boston Herald

Healey, Driscoll visit to Latino-owned businesses highlights ‘huge economic engine’ in Mass. » MassLive

Sheriff's race in a statistical tie, new poll shows » Dartmouth Week

Opinion: GOP candidate makes state auditor race one to watch » Boston Globe

Lt. Governor candidate visits western Massachusetts highlighting Latino communities » News 22

Immigrant License Law Takes Center Stage in WBZ Debate » State House News Service

Keller: Hey, whaddaya no? » MASSterList

Healey Endorses Rob Galibois for Cape and Islands DA » Cape Cod Daily

2022 state-wide elections provide students with the opportunity for civic engagement » The Daily Collegian

Public Health

Mass. gets $25 million for research center to fend off future pandemic » MassLive

Public Safety

Massachusetts mental hospital rejected accused killer now dead: Cape Cod DA » Boston Herald

Mass. lawmaker looks to eliminate legal ‘ghost’ gun loopholes » Boston Business Journal

Sunderland fire lieutenant nominated for educator award » Gazette Net

Wendy Murphy: Massachusetts rape law outdated and dangerous » Boston Herald


With Massachusetts returning $3B to taxpayers, what's another $500M? Maybe too much » NHPR

Homeowners can get tax break for accessory dwelling units » Boston Globe


Gas prices in Mass. dip below $3.50 a gallon for first time since February » The Sun Chronicle

Opinion: With Cape Cod bridges, no one brought home the bacon for Massachusetts » Boston Globe

Logan Airport murals honor Tuskegee Airman Enoch O’Dell ‘Woody’ Woodhouse II » Boston Globe

Readers: Have you noticed the Orange Line improvements? »

Mural Dedicated to Tuskegee Airmen Unveiled at Boston's Logan Airport » NBC Boston


Delegation Asking that Heating Aid Be Delivered Sooner This Year » State House News Service

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