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Must-Reads

Tech companies may surrender abortion-related data » Axios

Nobelist Maria Ressa: Social media is corroding U.S. democracy » Axios

RI: As McKee signs budget, abortion advocates protest that more protections should have been added » Boston Globe

RI: Poll: Gorbea leads in RI governor's race; Fung could swing congressional seat red » The Associated Press (AP)

Morning Briefs: BPS Deal Reached | LeBoeuf Drunk Driving Case » State House News Service

Democrats spending millions to protect two blue state senators » Politico

Boston, state strike schools agreement — heading off receivership and ‘underperforming’ designation » Boston Herald

Gov. Charlie Baker’s tax cuts: ‘Relief is truly needed’ for senior citizens in Massachusetts, supporters say » MassLive

Group launches effort to preserve law that allows undocumented residents to get driver’s licenses » Boston Globe

NY: Judge strikes down New York City's noncitizen voting law » Politico Pro

NY: N.Y. agencies targeted in class-action suit over hospital discharge delays for people with disabilities » Times Union

More community groups join coalition backing millionaires tax » Boston Business Journal

Mass. education officials, Mayor Wu hammer out last-minute deal that averts BPS state takeover and ‘underperforming’ label » Boston Globe

is now a potent GOP primary attack » AP News

FL: Florida’s 149 new laws cover everything from abortion restrictions to strawberries » The Associated Press (AP)

FL: Gavin Newsom further stirs 2024 speculation with Florida ad buy » SF Gate

NJ: Lawmakers advance 2 bills to protect out-of-state women seeking abortions in New Jersey » Politico Pro

These absent anti-vaxxers give Red Sox no shot in Toronto » Boston Globe

CO: Dems' Rocky Mountain MAGA bet » Axios

Another agency shares blame for MBTA safety issues » Commonwealth Magazine

Editorial: California has a chance to lead the nation on cutting plastic trash. If we don’t blow it » Los Angeles Times

“Democrats start with the question of, ‘Are we allowed to do this or not?’ And I think Democratic voters will forgive you if you try and later on it turns out a court strikes it down,” Bardella said. “But at least you tried in the meantime to keep things in place and head toward the next election. What they won’t forgive is if you keep asking them to keep you in power but you don’t do anything with it, or at least try to do something with it.”

Kurt Bardella, a former Republican who now consults for Democrats

As Democrats voice their anger at the passivity of Biden and his leadership, Bardella says party leaders cannot be afraid of bold actions because of potential legal challenges.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Democrats push Biden to do more to expand abortion access after Roe reversal » Boston Globe

Business

Baker: Mass. may ‘encourage’ employers in states that outlawed abortion to relocate to the Bay State » Boston Globe

Charlie Baker says abortion protections may bring business to Massachusetts » Boston Herald

Education

Boston, state strike schools agreement — heading off receivership and ‘underperforming’ designation »

Environment

The seas are rising. Are real estate developers Boston’s best hope for fending them off? » Boston Globe

Climate change is increasing the spread of illnesses like monkeypox » Boston Globe

Health Care

OPINION: Why thousands of undocumented children deserve comprehensive MassHealth coverage » Boston Globe

Northampton VA medical center saved as senators dismantle closure commission » Gazette Net

Human Services

Kamala Harris: No Plans To Open Abortion Clinics On Federal Lands » HUFFPOST

Massachusetts employers and insurers navigate post-Roe America » CBS News

Congressional leaders call for investigation of Boston's asylum office » WBUR

Fall River will give some city workers $3,000 COVID bonuses, and ARPA is paying for it » The Herald News

Immigration

Group launches effort to preserve law that allows undocumented residents to get driver’s licenses » Boston Globe

Judiciary

Supreme Court rules in favor of prayer in high school sports: Attorney General Maura Healey ‘disappointed’ in decision » MassLive

After three decades behind bars, man released because racism tainted his murder trial » Commonwealth Magazine

Labor

Mass. officials ask federal court to end consent decrees governing police and fire hiring » WBUR

Politics

OPINION: Geoff Diehl has more Trump baggage to carry with the overturning of Roe v. Wade » Boston Globe

Battenfeld: Elizabeth Warren pins Roe reversal on rescuing her from political irrelevance » Boston Herald

Geoff Diehl, Trump pick, trails self funded Chris Doughty in cash, leads in polls » Boston Herald

Signature challenge for Sen. Moran overturned by a state commission » Cape Cod Times

Public Health

Massachusetts reports 3,491 COVID cases over the weekend, virus hospitalizations plateau » Boston Herald

It's an overdose crisis, not just an opioid crisis: takeaways from reporting on deaths in Brockton » WBUR

Public Safety

Mayor Wu is interviewing police commissioner finalists, but their names remain under wraps » Boston Globe

Another bag of bullets found at Boston Latin Academy, officials say » Boston Globe

Judge rules lawsuit against Boston police officers who allegedly beat George Floyd protesters can proceed » Boston Globe

Massachusetts State Police crack down on fireworks’ purchasers ahead of Fourth of July weekend » Boston Herald

Judge throws out 2 questions on Massachusetts police officer licensing questionnaire » Boston Herald

State Finance

Baker, Democrats In Agreement On One-Month Budget » State House News Service

Taxation

In latest push for lawmakers to pass tax relief, Baker focuses on state’s seniors » Boston Globe

Baker renews push for tax relief plan » Gloucester Times

Transportation

Gov. Baker blames MBTA woes on economy, construction firm » WBUR

Gov. Charlie Baker pushes back on criticisms of his administration’s management of the MBTA amid safety probes and calls for oversight hearings » MassLive

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Press Releases

The Importance of Mentorship in a Growing Biotech Industry » Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

Mississippi Woman Charged With Stealing Over $50,000 in Unemployment Benefits » Office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey

BPHC shares Monkeypox guidance to educate community on symptoms and prevention measures » Boston Public Health Commission

Locke Lord QuickStudy: UK Enacts Sanctions Legislation for the ‎Protection of ‎Uyghur ‎Muslim Community in Xinjiang Province, ‎People’s ‎Republic of ‎China (“PRC”)‎ » Locke Lord LLP

House Appropriators Would Boost Pell Grants » New England Board of Higher Education

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Designated as Rare Disease Clinical Center for Pheochromocytoma & Paraganglioma » Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

FY 2023 Budget Conference Committee Preview » Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Government Bond Bill to Fund Numerous Projects » Office of MA State Senator Jason Lewis

Senator Lewis Supports Passage of Legislation Authorizing Funding for Local Transportation Improvements » Office of MA State Senator Jason Lewis

Senior Advocacy Groups Urge Passage of Baker-Polito Tax Cuts to Support Older Adults » MA Executive Office of Administration & Finance

South Fork Wind and Leading Environmental Organizations Sign Agreement to Further Enhance Protections for North Atlantic Right Whales » Conservation Law Foundation

Audit Advises Massachusetts Department of Higher Education to Ensure All Employees Receive Cyber Security Awareness Training » Office of MA State Auditor Suzanne Bump


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