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9:15am Mass. Gaming Commission Public Hearing, Via conference call

10:00am Release of the Early Childhood Agenda, Grand Staircase, State House

2:00pm Massachusetts Business Outlook 2023 hosted by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce,

6:00pm Department of Environmental Protection Public Hearing, Via Zoom


Banning noncompetes could have major implications in Mass. » Boston Globe

Boston Teachers Union is calling for audit amid payroll debacle that is short-changing thousands of teachers » Boston Globe

Ex-governor blames $60K settlement for firing SORB head. That decision could cost millions. » Salem News

Unions Back Basic Benefits Bill For Uber, Lyft Drivers » State House News Service

Protesters force City Council into virtual meeting with chants to release name of officer in shooting » Cambridge Day

Opinion: Who called the cops on the East Boston substation protesters? » Boston Globe

Caesars plans massive sports betting facility in Raynham Park » Boston Business Journal

Opinion: An immigrant from East Boston has been missing for two months. Where is the nonstop coverage? » Boston Globe

Two party loyalists debate state of Mass. Dems » Commonwealth Magazine

Pollution inequality must stop; enforce roadmap law » Commonwealth Magazine


RI: Allan Fung's new $84K-a-year lobbying contract with RIPTA questioned by some. Here's why » The Providence Journal

CT: State rep’s proposal would let undocumented immigrants vote in Connecticut: They’re part of ‘fabric of this nation’ » Hartford Courant

NY: Drag artist says George Santos was a left-wing Lula supporter in Brazil before going to the US and turning into 'this crazy thing' » Business Insider

NY: Mayor Adams launches newsletter to counteract ‘distorted’ NYC press coverage » New York Daily News

NJ: A year later, still no answers in the bizarre murder-for-hire ordered by N.J. political consultant »

NJ: Camden pharmacy to open first-of-its-kind marijuana dispensary » Courier Post

PA: Protest set for Union League event honoring Florida's DeSantis » The Philadelphia Tribune

GA: Judge to hold hearing over Georgia special grand jury report » Boston Globe

FL: DeSantis defends banning African American studies course as Black leaders call for action » Politico

CO: United Airlines sues Colorado over paid sick leave law » Denver Business Journal

FL: Florida Supreme Court won’t temporarily stop 15-week abortion law » Orlando Sentinel

AZ: Gallego Senate campaign launch sparks progressive hopes — and awkward questions » The Hill


No. 2 House Democrat condemns violence after daughter charged with assaulting cop » Politico

Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission » New York Times

Man photographed in Pelosi’s office on Jan. 6 convicted of 8 counts » Washington Post

Biden Brings in a Consultant » The Atlantic

The Secret to Winning Over Conservatives on Climate Action » Politico

Initial Senate Ratings: Democrats Have a Lot of Defending to Do » Sabato's Crystal Ball

US Chamber of Commerce dips to second place in K Street spending » Roll Call

Democrats express alarm over Biden classified docs: ‘I’m very concerned’ » The Hill

The Populist Independents » The Liberal Patriot

“Ron DeSantis’s Florida is where free speech goes to die, unless you’ve agreed to the governor’s list of preapproved talking points, like that LGBTQ+ people don’t exist, white people are and have always been awesome, and nonwhite people have nothing to complain about.”

Bess Levin, Vanity Fair politics correspondent

DeSantis recently sent a letter to the college board attempting to block and AP African studies course.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Kevin McCarthy’s dealmaking won him the House speakership, but for how long? » Boston Globe


Moderna is hiring 2,000 employees this year. Here's where they'll be. » Boston Business Journal

Yankee Candle closing corporate offices in South Deerfield » Gazette Net

Yankee Candle owner Newell Brands cuts 13% of its workforce, will close Deerfield office » MassLive

Wayfair is closing its Pittsfield call center » Berkshire Eagle

Yankee Candle owner Newell Brands cuts 13% of its workforce, will close Deerfield office » MassLive

Magellan Jets president opens his company’s first private terminal at Hanscom » Boston Globe

Lego’s North American headquarters to move to Boston » Boston Globe


Mass. lawmakers propose cannabis reforms, decriminalization of psychedelics » Boston Globe

Editorial: Lower the Mass. cannabis tax rates » Worcester Business Journal


Katherine Clark responds to daughter’s charges of assaulting cop » Boston Herald


Maura Healey pledges full funding of 2019 education law » Lowell Sun

Brawl at Boston Latin Academy sends middle school student to hospital, police investigating if ‘dangerous sharp object’ was used » Boston Herald

Robbins: DeSantis works to keep Black history under wraps » Boston Herald

Ed Kennedy files bill to offset construction overruns at Lowell High School » Lowell Sun

Groups urge schools to resist book bans » Salem News

Editorial: Recovering from COVID-19 learning loss » Boston Globe


Letter: Why we strongly support Greylock Glen project » Berkshire Eagle


McGovern: Municipal projects could suffer under current debt ceiling » The Recorder


Pro Players Want Protection From Angry Bettors » State House News Service

‘A sports bar, with fine dining, on steroids,’ is coming to Raynham Park in Caesars sportsbook deal » Boston Globe

When the Commonwealth Raided Fairhaven and Fall River Internet Cafes » WBSM

Health Care

Boston medical assistant faces new sexual assault charges after second patient comes forward » Boston Herald

Tufts Medicine lays off dozens after rocky financial year » Boston Globe


Citing 'dire, destructive' housing market, Wu makes her case for rent control in Boston » WBUR

Wu’s rent control plan is groundbreaking. But is it enough? » WBUR

Legislators File Vineyard Housing Bank Bill » Vineyard Gazette

Mayor Wu continues to push for rent control »


House leaders wary of Baker prediction on immigrants » Commonwealth Magazine

Overflow of migrants in Massachusetts shelters could peak in March » Boston Herald

Mass. lawmakers consider state funding for migrant housing, schools » MassLive

House In Fact-Finding Mode On Migrant Shelter » State House News Service


Labor board to hold hearing over Amherst teachers union allegations of school board retaliation against 2 members » Gazette Net

Mass. employers to disclose salary ranges if pay range transparency bill approved » MassLive

Local Government

Dot native to lead city’s tourism and entertainment office » Dorchester Reporter

Mayors, managers gather for annual breakfast » The Eagle Tribune

State regulators probe spike in electricity rates » Salem News


Methuen billboard targets Lori Trahan after she recalled her support for term-limit pledge » Boston Herald

Battenfeld: Another child of power and privilege in trouble with the law » Boston Herald

As she prepares to run for a second term, Macksey reflects on Healey’s visit to North Adams » WAMC

In race for Salem mayor, four men are running to serve remainder of Kim Driscoll’s term » MassLive

Opinion: MassGOP is long overdue for a course correction » Boston Globe

DiLisio leads DeSimone, Davis, Barone in campaign funds for Attleboro mayor's race » The Sun Chronicle

Public Health

Could ‘magic mushrooms’ become legal in Mass.? Lawmakers are looking into it » WGBH

Public Safety

Westfield firefighters sue city, fire commission over alleged retaliation » MassLive

Reproductive Rights

Mass. abortion rights activists name priorities for 1st post-Roe legislative session » MassLive

State Finance

Job, Income Gains Likely To Surface At Revenue Hearing » State House News Service

State Government

Opinion: Weld-era cautionary tale should guide Healey’s state economic chief » Boston Globe


Massachusetts’ Fair Share Amendment’s effect remains uncertain (Editorial) » MassLive


Feds reject $1.2 billion request for Pike realignment » Boston Globe

MBTA bus system ‘fails’ Greater Boston residents, report says » Boston Herald

MBTA bus system ‘fails’ Greater Boston residents, report says » Boston Herald

Mass. officials still backing South Attleboro commuter rail station repairs as new RI station opens » The Sun Chronicle

WRTA cutting back on Friday trips due to drivers out on family, medical leave » Worcester Telegram


Some Massachusetts lawmakers look to rescind approved electricity price hikes » WCVB

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Press Releases

Sen. Markey Statement on President Biden's State of the Union Address » Office of Sen. Ed Markey

Mayor Wu Announces Call for Artists to Redesign Boston's Neighborhood Signs » City of Boston

17 Massachusetts Communities Getting Total of $30.6 Million for Projects to Increase Road Safety » Dept. of Transportation

Treasurer Goldberg Launches Applications for Inaugural Community Ambassadors Program » Office of State Treasurer and Receiver General Deborah B. Goldberg

Housing task force begins its work » Mass. Municipal Association

JDI reflections on attacks on Asian community, Anti-Blackness, and other tragedies » Jane Doe Inc.

New Price Caps For Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars » Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Warren, Lawmakers Urge Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to Require Cryptominers Disclose Emissions and Energy Use » Office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation approves financing to Adams Farm and Slaughterhouse » North Central Mass. Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts House embraces hybrid hearings for joint standing committees » Common Cause Mass.

Associated Subcontractors of Massachusetts Announces New CEO » Associated Subcontractors of Mass.

Prison Moratorium Campaign Relaunch: “It’s not just about stopping a prison.” » Progressive Mass.

Markey, Warren, Keating, Lynch, Auchincloss Applaud More Than $34 Million in Federal Funding for Community Projects on the South Coast, South Shore, Cape and Islands, and in the City of Brockton » Office of Sen. Ed Markey

Mayor Wu announces members of steering committee to advise on reforms to Article 80 development review process » Boston Planning & Development Agency

MBTA: Alewife Station Update » MBTA

Honoring Black History Month 2023 » Fenway Health

Register O’Donnell Reports on January 2023 Real Estate Activity in Norfolk County » Norfolk County Registry of Deeds

Dana-Farber research supports FDA approval of new therapy for metastatic breast cancer » Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Clark Announces More Than $2 Million for Health Equity in Cambridge, Framingham, and Waltham » Office of Rep. Katherine Clark

Trahan Joins Massachusetts Delegation in Celebrating More Than $550 Million in Federal Funding to Strengthen Massachusetts Public Transit » Office of Rep. Lori Trahan

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