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8:00am Housing Goals and the Grid: Challenges and Opportunities of Clean Growth, MCLE, 10 Winter Place, Boston

10:00am Kick Butts Day - Youth Day of Action, Second Floor, State House, Boston

1:00pm Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, Committee Hearing

1:00pm Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, Committee Hearing

2:00pm Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, Committee Hearing

Birthdays: Rep. Frank Moran


Commission pushes speedier approval process for clean energy infrastructure » Commonwealth Beacon

There's a fully built health center for Brockton High School. Why no one is using it. » CBS News

Adding health to the reparations conversation in Boston » WBUR

Inspector General warns of lack of oversight on public sector retiree double-dipping » WBUR

MassGOP chair Carnevale works to rebuild a state party where MAGA battles the moderates » WBUR

Unions close Boylston Street, say protests could continue through Marathon Day » Boston Herald

On paper, Mass. has strong antibullying laws. But a case in Southwick raises questions about whether schools follow them. » Boston Globe

Massachusetts teachers unions face leadership changes » Boston Globe

Quincy’s Ian Cain forms ballot committee to challenge Elizabeth Warren » Commonwealth Beacon

Boston city councilor calling for attendance accountability has missed the most meetings, minutes show » Boston Herald

The Globe is expanding its weather coverage. Take a look at what’s in store. » Boston Globe


ME: Maine Senate vote signals trouble for constitutional right to abortion » Maine Public

RI: GOP party goes 'all volunteer' after executive director steps down. What that means. » The Providence Journal

CT: ‘It’s a travesty.’ Hundreds in CT with intellectual disabilities on waitlist; no group home space » Hartford Courant

NY: Trump posts $175M bond to stave off seizure of his assets while he appeals civil fraud verdict » Politico

MD: Wes Moore envisioned economic revival. Then the Key Bridge collapsed. » Washington Post

MN: Big challenges await Minneapolis' would-be replacements for Uber and Lyft » Axios

WI: Wisconsin voters are deciding whether to ban private money support for elections » Boston Globe

FL: Florida Supreme Court upholds state’s 15-week ban on most abortions, but voters will soon have a say » Boston Globe

FL: Florida marijuana amendment OK’d by state Supreme Court » Orlando Sentinel

FL: DeSantis wins in court over migrant flights, but legal skirmish far from over » Politico

AZ: Arizona Republicans Vote Yes for Bill That Would Make It Legal to Kill Migrants Suspected of Trespassing » Vanity Fair

CA: Millions in stock, Israel trip, jazz tickets: Inside mayoral candidates’ financials » San Francisco Standard

OR: Oregon governor signs sweeping drug addiction proposal into law » Oregon Capital Chronicle


Supporting Trump Means Supporting a Culture of Violence » The Atlantic

Donald Trump’s Losing Touch » Vanity Fair

Hunter Biden loses attempt to dismiss tax charges » The Hill

"The backlash is real": Behind DEI’s rise and fall » Axios

Rating changes: 12 House races shift on divided battlefield » Roll Call

Big Oil Could Help Shipowner Avoid Liability For Bridge Collapse » The Lever

Here Are All of the Jurisdictions with Compliance Deadlines in April 2024 » MultiState

YouTube Approved Ads Promoting Disinformation on India’s Election » TIME

Trump’s gag order in hush money case expanded to include judge’s family » The Hill

GA: Trump plans Atlanta fundraiser this month as Georgia GOP 2020 campaign allies plan to share stage » Georgia Recorder

“This pattern of attacking family members of presiding jurists and attorneys assigned to his cases serves no legitimate purpose. It merely injects fear in those assigned or called to participate in the proceedings, that not only they, but their family members as well, are ‘fair game’ for Defendant’s vitriol,” Merchan wrote in his ruling.

Justice Juan Merchan

A New York judge expanded former President Trump’s gag order on Monday to limit his recent barrage of attacks against the judge’s daughter.

News By Category

Drink Options At Restaurants Return To Pre-Pandemic Mode » State House News Service

To-go cocktail policy expires in Massachusetts » WBUR

Why New Englanders are nuts for Teddie peanut butter » WBUR

Meet one of Boston’s busiest developers: Amy Schectman » Boston Globe

How will the Baltimore bridge collapse impact Massachusetts: ‘Boston could certainly take more ships and cargo’ » Boston Herald

Markey, Warren urge GE to reconsider rail » Berkshire Eagle

Former Grafton State Hospital site planned for life sciences complex after $2.65M sale » Worcester Business Journal

State rules governing to-go drinks, outdoor dining expire as politicians figure out next steps » Gazette Net

Veteran West Roxbury community booster will lead Amherst Area Chamber » Gazette Net


Native American activists criticize Springfield College for keeping some Indigenous names on campus » WBUR

Editorial: Handling of school’s odor woes doesn’t pass sniff test » Boston Herald

In a post-affirmative action world, Harvard admits its first class — discounting race » WGBH


State regulators focus on 'environmental justice' » Newburyport News

Lee creates PCB advisory committee and hires an environmental consulting firm to keep residents informed » Berkshire Eagle

Residents air concerns on clean energy, particularly solar siting, at Sunderland forum » The Recorder

Tree wreckers causing havoc: Spongy moth, emerald ash borer killing off oak and ash populations in area towns » Gazette Net


Our View: Earth to AG: Of course, minors are betting on sports » Newburyport News

Wenzel: Will regulators take your fantasy sports away? » Boston Herald

Health Care

Mass. AG Campbell joins effort to dump discriminatory Trump-era healthcare rule » MassLive


Shelter Policy Negotiators Vote To Close Deliberations » State House News Service

Two more Boston office buildings to be converted into housing » Boston Business Journal

Legislature’s inaction on ‘home equity theft’ hinders city tax foreclosures » The New Bedford Light

Human Services

Battenfeld: Healey faces more national heat over her treatment of Massachusetts veterans » Boston Herald


How many migrants have arrived in Massachusetts? It’s hard to know for sure, but they keep coming. » Boston Globe

Markey, Mass. pols call on Biden admin. to send cash to states dealing with migrant surge » MassLive

Migrants flown to Vineyard by DeSantis can sue charter company, judge rules » WBUR

Judge dismisses most defendants in lawsuit over migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard » Boston Globe

A federal judge says migrants can sue the company that flew them to Martha's Vineyard » NPR


Boston Teachers Union president makes bid to lead group's parent organization » WBUR

Construction unions protesting non-union work site say they could potentially disrupt Boston Marathon » Boston Globe


No fooling on gun reform, bottle deposits and marijuana pardons at the Massachusetts Statehouse » New England Public Media

Local Government

Advocates renew push for permanent remote meetings » The Eagle Tribune


Delahunt Remembered For Work As Prosecutor, Congressman » State House News Service

After pulling papers, North Adams City Council Vice President Shade explains decision not to run for 3rd Berkshire House seat » WAMC

Boston city councilor calling for attendance accountability has missed the most meetings, minutes show » Boston Herald

Robbins: Remembering Joe Lieberman, man of principle » Boston Herald

Public Health

Panel meets on rural overdoses in Massachusetts, legislator looks to craft bill »

Helpline Volume Punctuates Suicide Prevention Work » State House News Service

Samaritans marks 50 years of suicide prevention care » WGBH

A half-century of helping those who have lost all hope » Boston Globe

As business booms in Boston Harbor, port communities pay the health costs » WGBH

Public Safety

Northwestern District Attorney’s Office Gun Buyback Program to be held on April 13 » MassLive

FL: Is Florida’s red flag law working? Gun deaths are up, but mass shootings down » Sun Sentinel

Firefighters prep to meet ‘unique challenge’ as electrical vehicles gain popularity » Gazette Net

Judge skeptical of subpoenas sought by Colby Turner in police-detail theft case » Worcester Telegram

Reproductive Rights

Lawmakers defend VA's expansion of IVF services » The Eagle Tribune

State Finance

Mass. lawmakers try to reach agreement on supplemental budget to shore up shelter system » Worcester Telegram

Lawmakers take spending bill talks behind closed doors » Boston Herald

State Government

New Bedford State Pier redevelopment proposals to be subject of May public meeting » South Coast Today

Flags ordered to be half staff in Massachusetts all week » News 22

Opinion: Mass. climate chief is on a mission. Time now for a secretary of equity. » Boston Globe

‘A good shotgun marriage.’ Alongside Healey, Kim Driscoll has carved out a significant role in oft-overlooked office. » Boston Globe


Officials talk funding for, hear feedback on Northern Tier Passenger Rail » Gazette Net

Opinion: Honk if you’re sick of seeing cars parked in bus stops » Boston Globe


Consolidation, Caps Urged To Speed Clean Energy Permitting » State House News Service

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