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Today on Beacon Hill

10:00am Annual Heritage Day of Portugal, Grand Staircase & Nurses Hall, State House, Boston

10:00am Joint Committee on Agriculture, Committee Hearing

11:00am "Ask the Mayor" with Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on GBH's Boston Public Radio, 89.7 FM or gbhnews.org

11:00am Senate Session, Informal Session

1:00pm Auditor Diana DiZoglio on GBH's Boston Public Radio, 89.7 FM or gbhnews.org

3:00pm Poverty in the Commonwealth, Cambridge City Hall

Birthdays: Attorney General Andrea Campbell

Must-Reads
MASSACHUSETTS

Lawmakers Face Deadline To Set Sales Tax Holiday Dates » State House News Service

A rural Mass. town paid $338,000 for a construction project. Then officials realized they’d been scammed. » Boston Globe

Mass. launches ad campaign to combat crisis pregnancy center proliferation » Pluribus News

Boston Mayor Wu vetoes City Council cuts to police, fire, core city services » Boston Herald

Home services and nursing care struggle amid Mass. health workforce crisis, new survey shows » Boston Globe

Louijeune Will Seek Voting Reform In Boston » State House News Service

Exit rates at emergency shelters show slight improvement amid capacity challenges » NBC Boston

‘It’s heartbreaking’: 225,000 Mass. students attend substandard segregated schools, new report finds » Boston Globe

'I want them held.' Cape DA policy uses dangerousness hearings for fentanyl trafficking » Cape Cod Times

NATIONAL

States take up AI regulation amid federal standstill » Boston Globe

Another way the presidential race is unlike any other: the single criterion Trump is using to select a running mate » Boston Globe

Forever Chemicals Are Poisoning Your Insurance » The Lever

US elections 2024: seven key House races to watch » The Guardian

America’s problem is massive inequality – not ‘woke’ educated elites » The Guardian

No lawmakers have lost primaries yet. Will the streak end tonight? » Washington Post

Trump in danger of losing liquor licenses now that he's a convicted felon » Raw Story

Star witness Jose Uribe testifies Menendez was all in on bribery deal » Washington Post

UAW President Shawn Fain under investigation by federal watchdog, court filing reveals » Detroit News

Democrats launch effort to counter conservatives’ sweeping ‘Project 2025’ » The Hill

Justice Alito talked about political divide on purported secret recordings » Washington Post

“I think you’re probably right,” he replied. “On one side or the other — one side or the other is going to win. I don’t know. I mean, there can be a way of working — a way of living together peacefully, but it’s difficult, you know, because there are differences on fundamental things that really can’t be compromised. They really can’t be compromised. So it’s not like you are going to split the difference.”Windsor later told the justice people who believe in God have to keep fighting “to return our country to a place of godliness. "I agree with you,” Samuel Alito is heard saying. “I agree with you.”

Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito

Liberal filmmaker Lauren Windsor is heard saying to Samuel Alito she doesn’t think “we can negotiate with the left” to end the nation’s polarization and that religious conservatives need to “win.”

News By Category
Beltway Politics

Xenos: Trump prosecutions a wake-up call » Boston Herald

Americans are split on Biden’s student loan work, even those with debt, new poll finds » Boston Globe

Hollywood vets and Biden alums launch super PAC to shore up his youth vote problem » Politico

Battenfeld: Trump’s short list for VP uninspired, problematic » Boston Herald

Business

At least nine GBH executives had salaries of over $300,000 last year. Reeling from layoffs, employees have questions. » Boston Globe

Rural leaders meet in Orange to discuss economic needs » The Recorder

Lawmakers Appeal For Statewide Eco-Dev Vision » State House News Service

Have an old or forgotten credit card bill? You might end up carless. » WGBH

Bigbelly launches Massachusetts manufacturing operation » Itemlive

Lawmakers from Lowell, Springfield say cities would welcome economic jolt » Commonwealth Beacon

Cannabis & Psychedelics

Martha’s Vineyard is about to run out of pot. That’s led to a lawsuit and a scramble by regulators » AP News

Civil Rights

Parentage equality bill ready to surface in House » Gazette Net

Education

Mass. public school students fall through the cracks » Boston Globe

Opinion: The new reality of racial segregation in Mass. schools » Boston Globe

10 years later: Recalling President Obama's delivery of wisdom and credibility to Worcester Tech » Worcester Telegram

Worcester School Committee votes down motion to slash administrative salaries » Worcester Telegram

Ralliers Press For More Diverse Educator Workforce » State House News Service

Environment

Report Card Grades Boston Area Beaches, For 2023 » State House News Service

Officials highlight $7M in EPA grants for brownfield cleanup » Lowell Sun

Opinion: Here’s how to meet climate goals with the state’s existing infrastructure » Boston Globe

Health Care

State Watching, Waiting On Steward Bankruptcy Case » State House News Service

Nursing home chain with facility in Attleboro reaches $4 million settlement with state AG's office » The Sun Chronicle

AG reaches $4 million settlement with nursing home operator » WBUR

Nursing home chain with 3 Central Mass. locations reaches $4 million settlement with AG » The Gardner News

Allegations of poor staffing at Mass. nursing homes lead to record $4 million settlement » Boston Globe

Moderna's combo Covid, flu vaccine meets goals in late-stage study » Boston Business Journal

Housing

Beacon Hill Roll Call: Reviewing widely supported housing package » Lowell Sun

Amid housing crisis, let’s save older homes » Commonwealth Beacon

Affordable housing on Cape Cod: Former Wing School in Sandwich to become 128 rentals » Cape Cod Times

Human Services

HERO Act veterans benefits and services bill will go before full state Senate » Boston Herald

Judiciary

Editorial: 16-year-old Acton girl’s tragic death was preventable » Boston Globe

Assistant Hampden DA Clarissa Wright is a ‘voice for the victims’ » MassLive

Massachusetts middle schooler banned from wearing ‘only two genders’ shirt loses federal appeals case » Boston Herald

Local Government

Rep. Giannino Revere Beach » State House News Service

Mayor Michelle Wu vetoes changes to police, fire budgets made by City Council, frustrating some members » Boston Globe

Cambridgeport, council fight being passed over as state sets its plans for BU overpass and rotary » Cambridge Day

Political newcomer challenging incumbent for Whately Select Board seat » Gazette Net

Amherst library dips into endowment to pay architects up to $551K to pare Jones project cost » Gazette Net

Amherst planners ready to move ahead on University Drive overlay district » Gazette Net

Boston Public Library staff, patrons feel the heat with AC out » Axios

Politics

'Age Can Be An Asset': New Lincoln-Sudbury Chair Ravi Simon Q&A » Brookline Patch

Can Republicans grow their ranks? » Politico

Parentage Act In House Plans For Wednesday » State House News Service

Robbins: Leftist mobs take page from Proud Boys playbook » Boston Herald

State GOP Points to Globe Critique of Insider Rewards on Beacon Hill » Franklin Observer

Editorial: Today’s protesters disrupt for disruption’s sake » Boston Herald

Mass. Rep. Clark: Israel’s Netanyahu may be out of a job before speech to Congress » MassLive

Public Safety

Rep. Williams asks FBI, ATF for help after Springfield shooting » MassLive

Berkshire Fire Departments Awarded Fire Safety Grants » iBerkshires

Greenfield celebrates opening of new Fire Station after multi-million-dollar project » The Recorder

Civil lawsuit against Northampton, officers stemming from 2017 arrest in front of City Hall set for fall trial » Gazette Net

Reproductive Rights

New campaign targets anti-abortion clinics » The Eagle Tribune

State launches new awareness campaign against anti-abortion centers » Boston.com

Massachusetts warns patients over ‘unconscionable’ crisis pregnancy centers » Boston Herald

Taxation

Springfield wants nonprofits to ‘pitch in’ to help lower property taxes » MassLive

Transportation

Watchdog urges action on MBTA deficit » The Eagle Tribune

Massachusetts drivers warned about new E-ZPass scam trying to steal information » Worcester Telegram

Shrinking the transportation gap with micro-transit » Commonwealth Beacon

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Press Releases

Whip Clark: “House Democrats Are Demanding Better This Father’s Day.” » Office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Mass. Elects New Board Members » Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Mass.

Administration announces $13M in Fair Share funds for transportation » Mass. Municipal Association

Study Finds Prevalence of Entrepreneurship Tied to Regulatory Environment, Portion of Immigrants » Pioneer Institute

Getting a COVID-19 Infection May Provide Protection Against the Common Cold » Boston Medical Center

Waterfront Wellness Week offers free & low-cost activities like yoga, dance, walks & runs across Boston from Franklin Park to North End, Seaport, & Roxbury » New England Aquarium

At Hearing, Warren Hits Republican Defense of Junk Fees, Applauds Biden Administration and CFPB for Tackling Home Loan Junk Fees » Office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

House Passes Affordable Homes Act - Record Level of Funding Proposed » Citizens Housing & Planning Association

'Taking Back Our Power' Coalition Unveiling Game-Changing Legislation To Curb Corporate Influence In Michigan Politics » Clean Water Action

MSO celebrates the graduation of 18 new corrections officers » Middlesex Sheriff's Office

Needham Bank CEO receives Scouting group's Distinguished Citizen Award » Needham Bank

Health Equity Highlights for the Health Equity Compact’s Trends Summit » Mass. Taxpayers Foundation

Let’s continue supporting employees’ mental wellbeing beyond the month of May » MassBio

Senators Warren, Markey Introduce the Corporate Crimes Against Health Care Act of 2024 » Office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Transfer station safety program rolling out statewide » Mass. Municipal Association

Board Approves Capital Investment Plan for Fiscal Years 2025-2029 » MBTA

Whip Clark Celebrates 2023 Water Quality Report Card, $20 Million Climate Resiliency Investment in Revere » Office of Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Massachusetts To Receive Over $14 Million From Settlement With Johnson & Johnson For Alleged Deceptive Marketing Of Talc-Containing Products » Office of Attorney General Andrea Campbell

MassDEP Penalizes Rhode Island Trucking Company for Failing to Report Diesel Fuel Spill at Chicopee Service Station » Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Newton and State Police Investigating Suspicious ATV Fire » MA Department of Fire Services

Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Nearly $15 Million in Skills Capital Grants » MA Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development


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