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The Boston Globe
Friday, June 20, 2014
President Obama praised Massachusetts lawmakers for ‘‘standing up for working men and women’’ and approving a bill that would raise the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017. Obama said Thursday that he looks forward to Gov...
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Monday, June 9, 2014
BOSTON (STATE HOUSE) – House Speaker Robert DeLeo’s new proposal to reduce gun violence has barely emerged with a favorable report from a legislative committee, foreshadowing a potentially turbulent reception in the full House and Senate. The Publi...
Bay State Banner
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
With the signature of Gov. Deval Patrick, a new Massachusetts election reform bill became law last week and has advocates heralding the legislation as making the state a leader in voting modernization. Pro-voter advocates entered this legislative seaso...
The Boston Globe
Thursday, August 1, 2013
State Senate majority leader Stanley Rosenberg, a liberal Democrat from Amherst, has assembled sufficient support within the chamber to succeed Therese Murray as Senate president. But the timing of Murray’s departure remains unknown, forging a power dyn...
The Boston Globe
Monday, July 2, 2012
ELECTRONIC-BENEFIT cards, which offer convenient access to food assistance and other forms of public aid, are meant to provide low-income families with the necessities of life, and Massachusetts should prevent the cards’ use in establishments tha...
Dorchester Reporter
Monday, May 21, 2012
The state Senate is scheduled to debate its version of the fiscal 2013 budget this week, and if it follows the House strategy, it'll happen in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it fashion. The debate is set to start on Wednesday, May 23rd. State Sen. Sonia Chang...
The Boston Globe
Friday, April 6, 2012
SEAT BELT laws save lives, but Massachusetts is falling behind. The Commonwealth is one of a shrinking number of states that don’t give police officers permission to pull over drivers for failing to buckle up, a policy linked to dramatically high...
Boston Phoenix
Monday, April 2, 2012
It seems like every decent person in America is scorching over the Trayvon Martin killing. As the complex case continues to unfold, it only makes less sense how neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman could allegedly gun down the unarmed 17-year-ol...
Dorchester Reporter
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Members of Dorchester’s State House delegation are weighing in against a “Stand Your Ground” bill that would allow individuals to use deadly force if they felt threatened in public. “Stand your ground&...
State House News Service
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 28, 2012…..Saying it would be a “great tribute” to Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teen whose death has sparked a national debate about race and self-defense laws, Gov. Deval Patrick on Wednesday called...