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100K public workers still await raises due to budget delay, say unions » Boston Business Journal

National Grid proposes more generous discount rates for low-income electric customers in Mass. » WBUR

Massachusetts becomes fifth state in nation to make prison calls free » WGBH

1,000+ Massachusetts migrants attend clinic to get to work and out of emergency shelters » Boston Herald

State officials tout no bias in police stops. Looking closer reveals a different reality » Worcester Telegram

CVS pharmacists are at a breaking point, imperiling company’s reinvention plans » Boston Globe

Former Senator Faces New Benefits Fraud Indictment » State House News Service

MA & ME: Maine and Massachusetts are the last states to keep bans on Sunday hunting. That might soon change » AP News


NH: New Hampshire is the only New England state where the sale of marijuana remains illegal. Changing that has been a slog. » Boston Globe

NH: The New Hampshire primary’s most sought-after undecided voter? Republican Governor Chris Sununu. » Boston Globe

ME: Maine commission to launch investigation into failure to stop Lewiston gunman » Boston Globe

RI: He once chased Lincoln Chafee in a George W. Bush mask. Now, he's in line to lead RI AFL-CIO. » The Associated Press (AP)

CT: Connecticut group home 'failed' to supervise disabled residents before sexual assault » CT Insider

IL: New migrant policies cut services to new arrivals in Chicago » Axios

MN: Legislators vow to reform Minnesota's child protection system » Star Tribune

FL: Florida Supreme Court refuses to block sports betting amid legal fight » Tampa Bay Times

FL: In push to remove homeowners, Citizens uses unlicensed inspectors » Orlando Sentinel

TX: Texas House cuts vouchers from education bill » Pluribus News

CO: Donald Trump can appear on Colorado’s 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot, judge rules » The Colorado Sun

MT: A Montana farmer with a flattop and ample lobbyist cash stands between the GOP and Senate control » AP News

UT: The Strange, Twisted Journey of Mike Lee » The Bulwark+

OR: Oregon’s first-in-the-nation drug decriminalization law is facing pushback amid the fentanyl crisis » AP News

CA: Pro-ceasefire protests take over building at California Democratic convention » Politico

CA: Democrats are split on Israel and the race for Feinstein’s Senate seat, as 2024 looms » Los Angeles Times

in Chicago » Axios


Sam Altman to Join Microsoft Following OpenAI Ouster » The Wall Street Journal

Vulgarities, insults, baseless attacks: Trump backers follow his lead » Washington Post

Congressional Chaos Is Driving Lawmakers to the Exits » Vanity Fair

Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says » The Guardian

The White House May Condemn Musk, but the Government Is Addicted to Him » New York Times

Ford and Stellantis workers join those at GM in approving contract settlement that ended UAW strikes » Quartz

In Memory of Rosalynn Carter » The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Advocates say candidates need to prioritize Black men in 2024 » The Hill

Senate Democrats warn Manchin that running for president would risk disaster » The Hill

“I know he’s a supporter of President Biden and has been an important person here in the U.S. Senate in terms of getting things done. And he knows that if he were to step in [to the race] that it would make it much more likely Donald Trump would be president again, and I know Joe Manchin doesn’t want that,”

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)

Lawmakers say that if Manchin runs for president as an independent, it will hurt Biden’s reelection chances and could result in what they view as the nightmare scenario of electing Donald Trump to a second White House term.

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Lucas: Where is the US response to attacks on troops in Syria, Iraq » Boston Herald

Trump tops Biden in new national poll » Boston Herald


Amazon makes job cuts in Alexa division » Boston Business Journal

The Belmont Voice makes its debut, giving the town two independent news outlets » Media Nation

Manchester ZBA greenlights Cell Signaling plan » Gloucester Times

Microsoft hires Sam Altman and OpenAI’s new CEO vows to investigate his firing » Boston Globe

After affirmative action ruling, one Boston VC firm is looking to redefine DEI » Boston Globe

CVS pharmacists are at a breaking point, imperiling company’s reinvention plans » Boston Globe

‘Vibrant community’: Life sciences in Massachusetts growing but startups need help » BU News

Civil Rights

Protesters gather outside Elizabeth Warren’s Cambridge home to call for cease-fire in Gaza » Boston Globe

20 years later, Hillary Goodridge reflects on Mass. gay marriage win » WBUR


It looked like an overdose, with pills scattered all over the bedroom floor. But she had been strangled. » Boston Globe

Opinion: Still so much to learn about the scope of brothel ring » Boston Globe


Title IX report slams Amherst’s response to harassment of LGBTQ+ students » MassLive

Editorial: In too many schools, a ‘B’ means ‘D’ » Boston Herald

Education Department opens school probes over alleged antisemitism, Islamophobia » WBUR

After Covid-19 Recovery, Harvard College Sees Rise in International Enrollment for Third Straight Year » The Harvard Crimson

Danvers schools tackle high chronic absenteeism rate » Salem News

Superintendent Skipper says exam school admissions changes are being ‘actively looked at’ » Boston Herald

Here comes the next affirmative action challenge » Boston Globe

Proposed ballot question to end MCAS graduation requirement gains momentum » Boston Globe

Poll: Massachusetts parents report stark disparities in post-secondary planning knowledge across race and income » Boston Herald

Health Care

Raso: New pain treatments bypass need for opioids » Boston Herald

Hospital sued over potential HIV, hepatitis infections » Eagle Tribune

Maternal Health Report Gets Lukewarm Reception » State House News Service

Editorial: Ban expensive surprise bills for ambulance rides » Boston Globe

Boston Medical tech charged in drug prescription fraud scheme » Boston Herald


Editorial: Treat landlords as allies to fight housing crisis » Boston Herald

Advocates plan vigil at State House to call for overflow site for migrants, homeless » Boston Herald

Human Services

State agency for the blind stripped of more than $1 million in federal funds due to ex-commissioner’s missteps » Boston Globe


Shelter workers, faith leaders overwhelmed and frustrated amid stalled state aid for shelters » WGBH

For Haitian teen and her family, Mass. shelter represents hope for the future » MassLive

Opinion: Are immigrants welcome here or not? » Boston Globe

Springfield organization asking for help for migrant families after state reaches capacity » Western Mass News


Thompson: Massachusetts workers need E-Verify » Boston Herald

Three months after council approval, a retired Boston firefighter’s pension boost still waiting for Wu » Boston Globe


Beacon Hill Roll Call: Busy week on the Hill » Lowell Sun

Our View: State lawmakers fail, again » The Sun Chronicle

Local Government

Lowell city councilor charged with domestic assault and battery » Boston Globe

Despite court order, Fall River still withholding records in city public works scandal » The Herald News


Howie Carr: Loser Dean Tran, indicted again, another success in Massachusetts Republican eyes » Boston Herald

Former state senator Dean Tran arrested for alleged COVID unemployment fraud » Boston Globe

Short takes: DiZoglio all in on ballot bid » Commonwealth Magazine

Mass. residents recall Rosalynn Carter’s ‘fierce determination’ as a trailblazer on mental illness » Boston Globe

Public Health

Swampscott seeks community help spending opioid settlement » Item Live

Public Safety

Worcester city manager: Police oversight not a priority for Human Rights Commission » Worcester Telegram

Arrests in Holyoke mayor’s street crime crackdown lead to gridlocked courts » MassLive

Healey to announce efforts to prevent hate crimes in Mass. » NBC Boston

Governor Healey to announce efforts to address and prevent hate crimes » News 22

State Finance

From shelter funding to a soccer stadium, here are 3 things to know about the Mass. spending bill holdup » WBUR

State Government

Massachusetts and Maine are last states to keep bans on Sunday hunting, but that could change » CBS News

Panel throws up hands over new state seal after three-year effort » Gazette Net


MBTA says Commuter Rail ridership hit pre-pandemic peak of 90% » Boston Herald

There is light at the end of the tunnel, MBTA’s General Manager says » Boston Herald

MBTA says Commuter Rail ridership hit pre-pandemic peak of 90% » Boston Herald

Eng says $24 billion for MBTA is a ‘planning tool,’ not immediate need » Boston Globe

State’s Transportation Secretary to tour Palmer rail station » News 22


National Grid plans 2.2% average annual rate hike, grid investment » Boston Business Journal

Advocates back legislation seeking more local control on large-scale solar projects » Daily Hampshire Gazette

Should utilities pay the upfront cost of clean energy? A municipal utility in Ipswich is making the investment. » Boston Globe

The Week Ahead

Monday - 11/20

9:30am Strategies to Build Progressive Political Power: Mass. Organizing Conference, Online

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

1:00pm Joint Committee on Transportation, Committee Hearing

Tuesday - 11/21

Birthdays: Rep. David Muradian, State Senator Susan Moran

11:00am , Test Meeting

7:00pm Joint Committee on Judiciary, Committee Hearing

Wednesday - 11/22

Birthdays: Rep. Kristin Kassner

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

11:00am House Session, Informal Session

Thursday - 11/23

No Hearings Scheduled

Friday - 11/24

No Hearings Scheduled

Press Releases

Miss America’s Scholarship Foundation joins Go Red for Women to champion women’s health and well-being at every age » American Heart Association

Count Me In launches new project for pediatric hepatocellular carcinoma (PediHCC) and HCC-like tumors ​​​​​​​ » Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

$12M Revamps Brighton Affordable Housing » MassDevelopment

Car Corner » Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Reliance on Agency Workers & Lack of Competitive Wages Will Push Nursing Home Workers to Picket Wednesday in Kenmore » 1199 SEIU

MMA webinar on Dec. 11 will discuss new CCC regulations​​​​​​​ » Mass. Municipal Association

Senators Warren, Markey Reconvene Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Judicial Nominations » Office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

MSPCA Seeks Very Special Adopters for Young Kitten with Severely Deformed Back Legs » MSPCA-Angell

Governor Healey Backs GM Eng's Timeline For Fixing The T » American Council of Engineering Companies of Mass.

Update from Rep Balser » Office of Rep. Ruth Balder

New Film ARCTIC: Our Frozen Planet, a dazzling portrayal of a region and our changing climate » New England Aquarium

Two Confirmed Cases of Hepatitis A Among Persons Experiencing Homelessness in Boston » City of Boston

Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting U.S. Currency » U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

AG Campbell Issues Guidance On Donating To Charities Ahead Of Giving Tuesday And Holiday Season » MA Office of the Attorney General Andrea Campbell

Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 11 » Office of Rep. Joan Meschino

Cultural Heritage is a Human Right. Climate Change is Fast Eroding It. » Union of Concerned Scientists

Healey-Driscoll Administration, Reproductive Equity Now Foundation Launch Medication Abortion Toolkit for Public Colleges and Universities » MA Department of Public Health

What are Fibroids? Treatments and Options for this Common Issue » Baystate Health

Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards $380,000 to Restorative Justice Programs » MA Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

State Senator Ed Kennedy Attends Greater Lowell Technical High School Athletic Complex Ribbon Cutting​​​​​​​ » Office of Sen. Ed Kennedy

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