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UMass Amherst Puts 850 Workers on Indefinite Furloughs » State House News Service Citing the "incredible financial cost" associated with not fully reopening its campus this fall, UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy has calculated nearly $169 million in budget losses and is n…

What virus? At GOP’s convention, pandemic is largely ignored » Boston Globe (A)bout 1,500 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House so President Donald Trump could accept his party’s nomination for reelection in front of a roaring crowd. Masks were not required a…

OPINION: In two Mass. races, it’s Pelosi vs. Ocasio-Cortez » Boston Globe AOC is backing incumbent Ed Markey for the Senate and challenger Alex Morse for the First District House seat. Pelosi has endorsed challenger Joseph P. Kennedy III for the Senate and incumbent Richard…

Under Neal, A Wall Street Tax Break Survives To Keep Enriching His Donors » TMI Democratic legislation would end a Wall Street tax break - but the bill is stalled in Rep. Richard Neal’s committee as Wall Street bankrolls his campaign to try to fight off a primary challenger.…

Charlie Baker, Who Hasn’t Endorsed Any Republicans, Endorses Richard Neal’s Re-Election Bid » New Boston Post “Congressman Neal has been a powerful voice for all in the 1st District and the Commonwealth is a better place because of his hard work,” he wrote. “I’m looking forward to working with him now…

Democrats Have Failed Urban Black Americans » TNR The Republican critique of misrule in American cities has some merit, and it’s not clear that Joe Biden’s party is prepared to meet the need.…

As Reopening Nears, School Leaders Wish For More Timely Support From State » WBUR With just a few weeks before the new school year starts, tensions over how to restart classes are rising in many districts. Superintendents are often caught in the middle and many are feeling frustrat…

FL: Florida judge blocks DeSantis, again nullifying school reopening order » Politico Florida’s hard-line policy requiring schools to open by Aug. 31 is again on the ropes after a judge blocked the state’s attempt to keep a recent ruling from taking effect. Circuit Court Judge Char…

NY: Principals Warn New York City Faces Teacher Shortage for Reopening Plan » The Wall Street Journal New York City principals are warning of a teacher shortage as they work to comply with a new district policy their union says will require thousands more teachers during a hiring freeze.…

NJ: Murphy to consider New Jersey gas-tax hike with driving down » Bloomberg Politics New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is considering raising the state’s gasoline tax by 5 to 10 cents per gallon to cover road and rail projects as a commuting shutdown has decimated fuel sales, accordin…

Kennedy Brand Takes Center Stage in Massachusetts Senate Primary » The Wall Street Journal When Rep. Joe Kennedy III launched his campaign against Sen. Ed Markey about a year ago, he looked to be in a strong position to unseat the veteran incumbent. Well ahead in early polling, the 39-year-…

"This abomination may be the most visible misuse of official position for private gain in America’s history. It is an abuse of the power entrusted to this man, the breach of a sacred trust. It is the civic equivalent of a mortal sin—maybe a religious one too. And it is a harbinger"

Walter Shaub, former director of the United States Office of Government Ethics

On Thursday night, about 1,500 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House so President Donald Trump could accept his party’s nomination for reelection in front of a roaring crowd.

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Beltway Politics

Editorial Board: Trump desecrates a public monument in the finale to a convention of lies » Washington Post THE REALITY-SHOW president turned his party’s convention this week into a spectacle befitting his true expertise. The televised festival of exaggerations showed voters a warped version of this count…

Fact Check: Trump's Address To The Republican Convention, Annotated » NEPM President Trump on Thursday accepted the Republican nomination for the 2020 race against Democrat Joe Biden in a speech that harshly criticized his opponent's record, railed against "cancel culture" a…

Trump takes on Biden, says China will ‘own’ U.S. if Democrats win » Boston Herald President Trump unloaded on Joe Biden in his acceptance speech Thursday, saying China would “own” America if his Democratic rival is elected while promising he’ll keep fighting to protect jobs.…

Trump prepares to make his play for N.H. after the RNC » Boston Herald President Trump is preparing to visit New Hampshire Friday on the heels of the Republican National Convention, looking to translate the excitement of the national spectacle into momentum in a swing st…

In A Lengthy Political Career, Rep. Richard Neal Has Had Few Close Calls » NEPM U.S. Rep. Richard Neal of Springfield is seeing a stiff challenge from Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse in the Democratic race for the 1st Congressional District in Massachusetts. And Neal hasn't had to deal …

Markey, Kennedy 'Pushing Hard' To Draw Latino Vote » WBUR It’s a rainy afternoon outside of Chelsea City Hall, and Rep. Joe Kennedy exchanges greetings with a supporter from the Dominican Republic.…

Thousands expected at March on Washington commemorations » Boston Globe Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates will highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans …

Trump distorts record; BLM falsely accused » Boston Globe President Donald Trump claimed accomplishments he didn’t earn on the pandemic, energy and veterans at a Republican convention finale that also heard Black Lives Matter baselessly accused of coordina…

A Voter’s Guide To The Massachusetts 4th Congressional District Primary » WGBH Meet the candidates vying to replace Rep. Joe Kennedy III in Congress.…

Protesters gather in an attempt to drown out Trump’s RNC speech » Boston Globe Hundreds of demonstrators gathered around the White House on Thursday night for what was billed as a “noise demonstration and dance party" to drown out President Donald Trump's speech accepting the …

Protesters confront Rand Paul about Breonna Taylor after RNC » Boston Globe A crowd of protesters surrounded U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as he was leaving the White House following the Republican National Convention early Friday, shouting for the legislator from Kentucky to acknowled…

Three takeaways from the final night of the 2020 RNC » Boston Globe President Trump capped off two weeks of unconventional, coronavirus-era political conventions in the most unusual of settings: on the South Lawn of the White House, surrounded by a crowd not social di…

Amid multiple crises, Trump delivers RNC acceptance speech from the White House » Boston Globe President Trump officially accepted the Republican nomination Thursday evening and framed the upcoming election as a stark choice between law and order or anarchy.…

Business

Back to the office? Not even by January for many Mass. companies, survey finds. » Boston.com If you’re not planning to head back to the office anytime soon, you’re not the only one. Many of Massachusetts’s white-collar employees expect to be conducting business remotely into 2021 due to…

Tax free weekend returns to pandemic market » Berkshire Eagle The state's annual tax-free weekend has extra meaning this year for local businesses because of the economic slump brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.…

Local Businesses Prepare for Tax-Free Weekend » Cape Cod Online Cape Cod’s local businesses are preparing for the upcoming tax-free weekend taking place tomorrow and Sunday.…

SBA updates PPP guidance for owner-employees. Here's what it means. » Boston Business Journal New guidance from the Small Business Administration changes the compensation limits for certain Paycheck Protection Program borrowers who are considered owner-employees.…

Biden’s Voters Appear Far More Likely To Vote By Mail Than Trump’s. That Could Make For A Weird Election Night. » FiveThirtyEight Because of the coronavirus pandemic, many states have taken steps to make it easier for people to vote by mail. (We’re tracking them all here.) Absentee ballots have constituted a majority of the vo…

Cannabis

Britte McBride stepping down from Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, hopes her legacy will be in creating regulatory framework that prioritizes public safety » The Republican Britte McBride is stepping down from her seat on the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, saying that she feels it is the right time to assess her next steps.…

Cannabis commission losing second commissioner, as McBride plans exit » The Herald News With about a year remaining in her initial term, Cannabis Control Commissioner Britte McBride reportedly plans to depart the agency this fall, opening up a second seat on the five-person commission.…

Civil Rights

In an unprecedented moment, America’s athletes take a stand, expressing sorrow while advocating for change » Boston Globe The protesting athletes speak as if they can feel the knee on their neck or the bullets in their back, as if they were the young men and women who look like them who have been dying in the streets.…

They aren’t just protests: The sports world, with acts of defiance, is forcing the public to stop and take notice » Boston Globe Across these unprecedented days, athletes have proven the adage that actions speak louder than words, the cascade of canceled games and practices doing more to reflect the gravity of this moment than …

Crimes

11 victims who claim Lawrence priest sexually abused them settle for $1.4M: Mitchell Garabedian » Boston Herald A Catholic order has agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to 11 “courageous” clergy sexual abuse victims who claimed that a Lawrence priest abused them in the 1970s, their lawyer announced on Thursda…

Education

Opinion: Public higher ed staff, resources being cut » Commonwealth Magazine MASSACHUSETTS AGREES that public higher education has always been one of our calling cards, providing access to high-quality learning for students from all walks of life, regardless of income, languag…

Could heavy-handed approach to campus partying be counterproductive? » Commonwealth Magazine The coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the most basic aspects of social life at college — playing Cards Against Humanity in the common room with a few friends, or going off campus for beer pong and d…

Remote learning for kids means more work for parents » Boston Globe It’s the question on so many working parents’ minds as it becomes obvious the school year will be far from normal: Can I survive remote learning?…

After Hundreds Of Furloughs, Union Says UMass Hurting Its ‘Most Vulnerable’ Workers » NEPM UMass Amherst will place about 780 staff on "indefinite furlough” as it deals with a budget deficit caused by COVID-19 and efforts to stop its spread.…

Massachusetts education commissioner says state needs more money to help needy students » Boston Herald Massachusetts schools will need more federal funding to help close widening achievement gaps in needy communities, the state education board commissioner said Thursday, while teachers still push for a…

Is Virtual Learning Best From An Actual Classroom? Experts Question State Recommendation » WBUR Across Massachusetts, many educators are bridling at the “recommendation” of state officials that they enter classrooms this fall, even if they are teaching entirely remotely.…

Expensive, Sure. But Will College Testing For COVID Pay Off? » WGBH Northeastern University and other tuition-dependent colleges like Boston University, Emerson College and Boston College are bending over backwards to reopen this fall. Northeastern is spending more th…

22News I-Team: The cost of distance learning » News 22 WWLP.com On March 12, Governor Charlie Baker announced that all school buildings would be closing and students would begin distance learning to help stop the spread of COVID-19.…

Local school adapting to new changes amid coronavirus pandemic » Western Mass News Questions about how in-person learning will play out during the pandemic are starting to get answered as students start to go back to school.…

5 On Education: Reopening plans for Massachusetts school districts » WCVB School districts in Massachusetts were instructed to submit plans for reopening in the fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.…

UMass Cranberry Research Annex getting $7.75M in improvements » Gloucester Times The University of Massachusetts annex in Wareham that conducts research related to cranberry farming will get a facelift, new and enhanced lab space and technological upgrades with a $7.75 million out…

Federal

“Be Loud, Be Aggressive”: Elizabeth Warren On Protecting The USPS » Bustle Forget Florida or Ohio. The latest political battleground is within the well-worn halls of the United States Postal Service (USPS). And Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a longtime advocate for protecting and ex…

Editorial: Louis DeJoy must resign. Now » Boston Globe The postmaster general has proved himself unfit to serve as the Postal Service chief and has undermined American democracy in the process.…

Gaming

Encore received COVID-19 warning after big hotel party » Boston Globe But gaming officials say the casino has made changes aimed at preventing such an incident from happening again.…

Encore casino cracks down on large groups of people in hotel rooms » Boston Herald Encore Boston Harbor on Thursday said it has adopted new rules after State Police and casino security evicted multiple groups of people not wearing masks from suites at its Everett hotel.…

Health Care

Officials celebrate new Community Health Center location in Orange » The Recorder Joined by representation from North Quabbin’s state delegation, the Community Health Center of Franklin County held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new, larger location Thursday morning.…

Housing

Funding announcement kicks-off Elm Street redevelopment project » Western Mass News Governor Charlie Baker made a stop in Springfield on Thursday to be part of a big announcement about a downtown housing project, decades in the works, now coming to fruition.…

Immigration

Healey sues Trump over immigrant ed aid » Commonwealth Magazine MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL Maura Healey sued the Trump administration on Thursday seeking to block a rule barring colleges and universities from using federal stimulus money to provide financial a…

Mass. AG Fights Rule Barring Virus Aid To Foreign Students » Law 360 The Massachusetts attorney general joined the fray of litigation challenging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' rule restricting coronavirus aid to foreign students, claiming in a lawsuit Wednesday that…

Labor

Pandemic job losses level off, but at very high levels » Boston Globe Here’s where we stand on the economy, the prospects for improvements, and additional aid for the unemployed.…

UMass Amherst to furlough 850 workers, permanent layoffs expected amid coronavirus crisis » Boston Herald UMass Amherst is furloughing more than 800 workers and permanent layoffs are expected soon as the state’s flagship campus works to close a projected $168.6 million loss in the operating budget amid …

University of Massachusetts Amherst to furlough hundreds of employees this fall » The Republican The University of Massachusetts Amherst intends to furlough hundreds of employees for the remainder of the fall semester, MassLive has confirmed.…

Local Government

Protesters Oppose Decision To Sell Harriet Tubman House For Development » WBUR The Harriet Tubman House, a beloved multi-use, community center in the South End, will soon be torn down to make way for condominiums. Though the demolition date is unclear, owner United South End Set…

Tyer Talks Broken Water Main, Encampments In Pittsfield Parks, And Reopening Schools » WAMC From confronting the mounting challenge of housing city residents to broken water mains, it’s been an unusually busy August in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. WAMC got an update today from Mayor Linda Ty…

Newton may reconsider city seal over its depiction of Native Americans » Boston Globe As communities across the state drop Native American imagery from team mascots, Newton’s mayor wants to rethink the city’s longstanding official seal because of its depiction of a white man standi…

Politics

Massachusetts primary election: State Senate candidates Anne Gobi and Steve Hall on the issues » The Republican The Sept. 1 primary for the Massachusetts Senate’s Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Middlesex District features two uncontested races: incumbent state Sen. Anne M. Gobi, a Democrat, and Republican St…

Baker, a Republican, continues push for Democrats » Commonwealth Magazine REPUBLICAN GOV. Charlie Baker continued his push for Democrats on Thursday, personally sending out a tweet endorsing US Rep. Richard Neal in his primary fight with Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and, via a …

Opinion: Choosing change in the 12th Suffolk District » Boston Globe It’s about time voters in Mattapan, Dorchester, Milton, and Hyde Park pick another Black woman.…

Neal and Morse refocus on issues, not allegations, as race for 1st District heads to finish » Boston Globe On the ground, the sprint to Tuesday’s finish in the primary election for the First Congressional District in Massachusetts has plenty of traditional campaign visuals.…

Before he was a congressman, Joe Kennedy was a prosecutor » Boston Globe He was the new guy in the office, the entry-level prosecutor trudging with an armful of paperwork from his office in Barnstable to one district court after another, sometimes on a 7 a.m. flight to Nan…

Opinion: America's first family is going to be put out of business » Boston Herald After a century of political treachery, chicanery and duplicity, not to mention scandal and depravity to the max, what was once called America’s First Family is going to be put out of business by ..…

In Democratic Primary For Mass. State Senate, A Disagreement Over Police Bill » NEPM Among the state legislative seats being contested in Tuesday's Massachusetts Democratic primary is the Hampden Senate district, which includes West Springfield, and parts of Springfield and Chicopee.…

Charlie Baker is throwing his support behind Richard Neal. Alex Morse is ‘not surprised.’ » Boston.com "Those who are satisfied with the status quo are supporting Richie Neal," Morse said after the popular Republican governor's rare cross-partisan endorsement.…

‘It’s starting to feel like a jilted lover is stalking me’: Campaign texts have become relentless » Boston Globe In the nanosecond before Jill McCracken opens a text, hope blossoms. “Someone wants to talk to me!” the Somerville indie soul singer-songwriter thinks.…

Whipps: Family tree has deep roots in Athol » Athol Daily News The roots of state Rep. Susannah Whipps’ family tree run deep in Athol and, in addition to her involvement in local commerce, she has long been active if local civic affairs.…

Rayla Campbell Explains Plan To Get On November Ballot » New Boston Post Rayla Campbell needs a significant number of write-in votes in the Republican primary next week for Massachusetts’s Seventh Congressional District.…

Super PACs Coordinating to Support Richie Neal » The American Prospect Two separate entities are engaged in what appears to be a joint effort to protect the congressman from a primary challenge.…

Candidate LaRose wants to use leadership skills honed in the service » The Recorder Will LaRose spent time serving his country. Now, he hopes to narrow his scope a bit by serving his hometown and surrounding communities.…

House race to replace Kennedy is most expensive in Massachusetts » Center for Responsive Politics Seven Democratic primary candidates are vying to run for Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s (D-Mass.) House seat in November in one of the most competitive primaries in the state.…

Morse campaign treasurer hired to $62K temporary post overseeing Holyoke COVID-19 response » The Republican The treasurer of Mayor Alex B. Morse’s congressional campaign was hired in mid-July for a $62,000-a-year temporary post as director of operations and logistics for the city’s COVID-19 response —…

Ed Markey On Why He Thinks He Should Continue Serving As Your Senator » WBUR Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy are locked in a tight race for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, with less than a week to go before the Sept. 1 primary.…

Edward Markey rallies support in Falmouth, Hyannis before primary » Cape Cod Times U.S. Sen. Edward Markey made a campaign swing through Cape Cod on Thursday, hoping to woo undecided voters ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary election.…

Foxboro Democratic leader draws fire for 'racially insensitive' remark, other comments » The Sun Chronicle As the 4th Congressional District race comes down to the wire, the campaign is, not surprisingly, getting heated.…

Public Health

Chelsea’s COVID-19 situation worsens; decision time for Rivera » Commonwealth Magazine OVERALL, the state’s COVID-19 status changed very little over the last week, but nevertheless there were some interesting stories tucked inside this week’s town-by-town breakdown.…

Opinion: Safe havens key to fighting COVID-19 » Commonwealth Magazine EARLIER THIS YEAR, Alex, a grocery store cashier in Boston, lost his apartment and moved into a small home shared by his parents and his brother’s family.…

Mass. stays course on testing, despite shift in federal guidelines » Boston Globe Local public health experts join the chorus of outrage over change by the CDC, calling it unwarranted and dangerous.…

Opinion: Charlie Baker’s flu shot mandate arbitrary, unwarranted » Boston Herald No state mandates that its residents take the seasonal flu vaccine. Not one — until recently, that is. The state of Massachusetts surprised parents on Aug. 19 with an edict ordering them to have the…

When You Will Have To Pay For A Coronavirus Test In Mass. And Why » WBUR As of now, Massachusetts expects health insurers to pay the full cost of a coronavirus diagnostic test in three cases:…

Plan Now to Ensure COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Experts » Brookline Patch One expert said Massachusetts is already "one step ahead" when it comes to disseminating a potential COVID-19 vaccine.…

Mass. reports 365 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 20 new confirmed deaths » Boston Globe The death toll from confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Massachusetts rose by 20 to 8,775, the state Department of Public Health reported Thursday, and the number of confirmed cases climbed by 365, …

How Effective Is The State's New COVID Enforcement Team? » WGBH Gov. Charlie Baker’s Aug. 7 COVID-19 briefing was packed with significant developments. With numbers ticking up, Baker said Massachusetts was pausing its ongoing reopening. He also unveiled new limi…

New study confirms staggering racial disparities in COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts » Boston Globe A new study quantifies COVID-19′s disproportionate toll on Black and Latino communities in Massachusetts for the first time, and explores the extent to which other demographic factors — including …

MA Town-By-Town Coronavirus Stats: Positive Rate Falls To 1.1% » Patch One-quarter of Massachusetts communities reported higher coronavirus rates, while 40 percent reported falling rates.…

What virus? At GOP’s convention, pandemic is largely ignored » Boston Globe It was a stunning scene in a country where parents and children have been laid to rest without their loved ones present, schools have gone to online-only learning and businesses have shut their doors …

With Designation As High-Risk Community, Massachusetts Will Provide Supports to Framingham » Framingham Source The Commonwealth of Massachusetts designated the City of Framingham as a high-risk community for the coronavirus yesterday, August 26. The City of Framingham was one of just nine communities designate…

Agricultural workers in MA still don’t have access to COVID-19 testing » News 22 WWLP.com Massachusetts residents that live and work in rural communities have very little access to COVID-19 testing sites.…

Study suggests racial disparities in COVID-19 rates have ripple effect across Massachusetts communities » The Republican Nonwhite communities face a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 with household size and occupation sometimes playing a role in who is most likely to become infected, a study published Thursday suggest…

Public Safety

Tewksbury Fire Wins Federal Funding For Coronavirus Response » Brookline Patch The state granted nearly $10 million in federal grants to over 100 local and state agencies.…

Discrepancies emerge between video of Juston Root shooting and district attorney’s report » Boston Globe Video of police killing a man following a high-speed chase that began outside Brigham and Women’s Hospital in February appears to contradict a key aspect of a district attorney’s report that found…

State Government

Old lease on State House lawn sliver expiring » WCVB Lawmakers and the state's chief historical preservation officer are working through proposed solutions to a century-old planning mistake in the property boundary between the State House and a neighbor…

WATCH LIVE: Gov. Baker, Congressman Neal Give Springfield Redevelopment Announcement » WBUR Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito join Rep. Richard Neal and Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Saro in Springfield on Thursday.…

Taxation

Massachusetts continues income tax for remote workers, even after NH Gov. Sununu threatens to sue » Boston Herald Backlash over a Massachusetts policy to tax the income of out-of-state workers kept at home amid the coronavirus pandemic continues to mount, following threats by New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu to su…

7 things to know about the sales tax holiday this weekend » Worcester Telegram If you’ve been putting off purchasing that new patio dining set, snowblower or mattress, this is the weekend to buy. Massachusetts will have its 14th sales tax holiday Saturday, Aug. 29 and Sunday, …

Utilities

$13M in funds for clean energy projects across Massachusetts » News 22 WWLP.com The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $13,000,558 in Green Communities competitive grants to 103 municipalities across Massachusetts to fund clean energy projects. With today’s announcement,…

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The Week In Review

Most read bills of the week:

HB4962 - Message from His Excellency the Governor returning with recommendations of amendments to sections 2, 3, and 8 contained in the engrossed Bill making certain appropriations for fiscal year 2021 before final action on the general appropriation bill (see HB4905)

HB4960 - An Act amending Chapter 131 of the Acts of 2020

HB4905 - An Act making certain appropriations for fiscal year 2021 before final action on the general appropriation bill

SB2842 - An Act enabling partnerships for growth

HB4933 - An Act creating a 2050 roadmap to a clean and thriving commonwealth

SB2874 - An Act enabling partnerships for growth

HB4879 - An Act enabling partnerships for growth

HB4887 - An Act enabling partnerships for growth

SB2796 - An Act putting patients first

HB4561 - An Act making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects

House Actions This Week: 10

Senate Actions This Week: 6

Press Releases

Massachusetts Weekly Unemployment Claimant Data 06-10-21 » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Senate Passes Post-Retirement Work Waiver Extension » Massachusetts Retirees

Tremont Strategies Group Welcomes New Additions To Government Affairs Team » Tremont Strategies Group

$4.6 Million Rapid Reemployment Grant Program Launches in Massachusetts » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: Summer Road Safety » MassDOT

Upcoming Wellington Circle Study Virtual Public Meeting » MassDOT

MassDEP Assesses Penalty to Sira Naturals for Environmental Violations at its Milford Manufacturing Facility » MA Department of Environmental Protection

What a Week It’s Been » Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance

Led by Sen. Lewis, Fair Share Amendment Advances to the Ballot » Office of MA State Senator Jason Lewis

MMA urges House to protect local control of municipal reprecincting process » Massachusetts Municipal Association

New Measures to Boost Home Ownership, Wages, and Economic Equity in Boston » City of Boston

Boston Police Department Police Reform Policy Update » City of Boston

On the Anniversary of 1982 Nuclear Weapons Freeze Rally in Central Park, Senator Markey and Rep. McGovern Reintroduce Expansive Legislation to Halt Dangerous 21ST Century Global Nuclear Arms Race » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

Senator Markey Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Dr. Anthony Fauci, Research Institute Heads From Politically Motivated Termination » Office of U.S. Senator Ed Markey

AG Healey Sues Orthodontist for Illegally Charging MassHealth Patients for Missed or Cancelled Appointments » Office of MA Attorney General Maura Healey

Drawing Democracy Coalition Urges MA Senate to Pass Reprecincting Bill to Ensure Equitable Redistricting Process: » Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Drought Conditions Improve in Some Commonwealth Regions, Worsen in Others » Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


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