... Veteran Rep. Kaufman, 70, of Lexington, will not seek re-election in 2018 ...... Home care bill heads back to Baker with workers still concerned about their own privacy considerations ...... MTF releases look at health care trust funds ...... Colleagues plan to file legislation aimed at forcing Heroux to choose between House, Attleboro mayor's post ...... "Privilege" comment riles gun rights activists at public hearing ...... Clean energy activists again ready to be arrested Thursday to highlight opposition to fossil fuels ...... Beacon Hill struggles to find policy response to dealers of deadly drugs ...... Towns resistant to marijuana may reconsider, Rosenberg predicts at SHNS summit ...... Rep. Benson in Germany as official observer at the United Nations Climate Change Conference ...... Baker swears in Gilpin as State Police chief as controversy swirls about scrubbed arrest report ...... UMass-Boston layoffs punctuate continuing budget struggles ...... Branches sending Baker bill to crack down on handicapped parking placard abuse ...... Legislture unanimously approves compromise bill on bilingual education reform ...... House passed bill establishing May as Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month ...... Baker opioid bill sent to Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee for review ...... Trauma registry, home care worker registry bills heading back to Baker's desk ...
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LATEST HEROUX WILL RESIGN FROM HOUSE, AIDE SAYS

State representative and Attleboro Mayor-elect Paul Heroux reversed course on Friday and informed Speaker Robert DeLeo that he intends to resign his seat in the House after coming under heavy criticism for expressing a desire to hold both jobs through 2018, according to an aide. Read More

Attleboro Mayor-elect Paul Heroux had initially said he might hold his House seat through 2018. [Photo: Sam Doran/File/SHNS] | Hi-Res

PERSONNEL FILE - FRIDAY, NOV. 17, 2017

The Trump administration has named its regional environmental administrator and the nation's former top EPA official has returned to Massachusetts, Harvard more specifically ... Trump on Friday nominated a new U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire ... a former top aide in Treasurer Goldberg's office has moved down Beacon Hill to Boston City Hall ... a former aide to House Speaker Robert DeLeo has joined Sen. Paul Feeney's staff ... MassHousing has an interim director while it searches for a successor to Tim Sullivan ... former Gov. Deval Patrick aide Rosemary Powers has moved on from New York state government to work in a third Northeast state ... Read More


MONTHS AFTER EQUIFAX DATA BREACH, CREDIT FREEZE BILL STILL ON ICE

Two months ago, in the wake of a massive data breach at the credit monitoring agency Equifax, Rep. Randy Hunt asked his colleagues to act quickly, saying he hoped to vote on a related bill before lawmakers took their Thanksgiving break. "I said that about another bill a few years ago, and that didn't happen, either," Hunt, a Sandwich Republican, said Wednesday night between votes in the House's last formal session of 2017. "But you push." Read More


STATE LEAVING MILLIONS ON TABLE IN SHORT-TERM RENTAL REVENUE

New commuter rail lines. Additional treatment beds for opioid addiction. Affordable pre-kindergarten. The list of projects Massachusetts leaders would spend money on if they had it are endless, and yet available resources are finite, as officials have noted during recent rounds of budget tightening efforts. But what if there was $18.3 million in untapped revenues waiting to be accessed? Read More


Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

KAUFMAN WRAPPING UP 24-YEAR RUN IN HOUSE

Lexington Rep. Jay Kaufman announced Thursday he won't seek a thirteenth term next year, planning to end a decades-long career on Beacon Hill. Read More

Rep. Jay Kaufman made his announcement to a full h

Rep. Jay Kaufman made his announcement to a full house of constituents in Lexington Thursday night. [Photo: Craig Sandler/SHNS] | Hi-Res


HEROUX

HEROUX SAYS NO PRESSURE FROM HOUSE LEADERSHIP TO RESIGN

Attleboro mayor-elect and state representative Paul Heroux called the promised effort by Republicans to get him to resign his House seat when he takes over as mayor next year "laughable" and a politically motivated move that would "probably just lead me to dig in my heels." Read More


DEEPWATER MAY FUND UMASS LOOK AT INTERSECTION OF OFFSHORE WIND, FISHING

UMass Dartmouth is gearing up to lead a five-year, $1 million initiative to examine how offshore wind farms can coexist with commercial fishing and other industries. Read More


GILPIN

GILPIN PLEDGES INVESTIGATION OF BIBAUD ARREST REPORT

The just-appointed superintendent of the State Police plans to conduct an investigation into a revised arrest report that was at the center of a recent shakeup in the agency's senior ranks. Read More


HEROUX COLLEAGUES PREPPING BILL THAT MIGHT SPUR HIS RESIGNATION

House Republicans plan to file legislation before Thanksgiving that would force Rep. Paul Heroux to choose between his job as a state representative and serving as mayor of Attleboro. Read More

In interviews with local media, Attleboro Mayor-el

In interviews with local media, Attleboro Mayor-elect Paul Heroux has suggested he might be reconsidering his decision to serve out his term in the House. [Photo: Sam Doran/File/SHNS] | Hi-Res


SENATE SESSION - THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2017

After wrapping up the year's formal sessions on Wednesday night, the Senate met for five minutes Thursday morning and set March 6, 2018 as the date for the special general election to replace departing Sen. Thomas McGee. McGee takes office in the new year as mayor of Lynn, and officially resigns his seat on Jan. 2. Senators also passed a sick leave bank and sent their congratulations to three new Eagle Scouts. The branch is back Monday at 11 a.m. Read More


MASS. EMPLOYERS ADDED 69,000 JOBS OVER PAST YEAR

The jobless rate in Massachusetts tumbled to 3.7 percent in October as employer added 4,800 jobs last month, state officials reported Thursday. Read More


S. WARREN

MAYOR WARREN CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF STATE POLICE EPISODE

With new State Police Superintendent Kerry Gilpin embarking on an investigation into the editing of the arrest report of a judge's daughter, Democrat for governor Setti Warren on Thursday said there should be a independent probe, the findings of which should be made public. Read More


PROBLEM OF POLICE SUICIDE A "HIDDEN DANGER," FAMILIES TELL LAWMAKERS

Police officers who have suffered through the suicide of a family member and the widow of a State Police captain implored lawmakers on Thursday to get behind a bill to require mental wellness and suicide prevention training for police personnel. Read More


MENINCOGOCCAL VACCINATIONS CONTINUE AT UMASS

The University of Massachusetts said it will vaccinate 600 students by the end of the day on Thursday for a strain of meningococcal disease that sent two students to the hospital over the last three weeks. Read More


"PRIVILEGE" COMMENT RILES GUN RIGHTS SUPPORTERS AT HEARING

Allowing the use of silencers and the attorney general's authority to regulate firearms were hot topics at a Public Safety Committee hearing Thursday that saw lawmakers and gun rights advocates tangle over the Second Amendment. Read More

"It is a privilege to have a car license, it is a

"It is a privilege to have a car license, it is a privilege to have a gun license," Rep. Marjorie Decker said at a hearing Thursday. [Photo: Sam Doran/File/SHNS] | Hi-Res


PRIVACY CONCERNS STILL SWIRLING AS HOME CARE BILL HEADS BACK TO BAKER

Lawmakers this week again sent Gov. Charlie Baker legislation establishing a registry for home care aides, setting aside privacy and safety concerns voiced by the governor and groups representing the workers. Read More


WARREN

FRANKEN'S BEHAVIOR "UNACCEPTABLE," SEN. WARREN SAYS

U.S. Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after reports began circulating that he groped a radio newscaster Leeann Tweeden in 2006 while she slept and forcibly kissed her during a U.S.O. tour of the Middle East. Read More


MARCH 6 SPECIAL ELECTION SET TO FILL THIRD ESSEX SENATE SEAT

Voters in Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott will elect a new senator on March 6. Read More


HOUSE SESSION – THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2017

In its 14-minute informal session Thursday, the House passed a bill declaring May Asian American Pacific Islander Month, along with local bills affecting the Plainville Fire Department, a bandstand in South Boston and Reservoir Pond in Canton. The House also adopted a Rep. Adrian Madaro resolution memorializing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue the Temporary Protected Status program for foreign nationals who cannot safely return home, including those from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua. A similar resolution was adopted Wednesday in the Senate. Read More


100 STUDENTS GET MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINE AT UMASS AMHERST

Two University of Massachusetts Amherst students hospitalized to treat a potentially deadly meningococcal disease have a strain of the illness students are generally not vaccinated for. Read More


RETAILERS SEE SALES BOOST, URGE PEOPLE TO "SHOP LIKE JOBS DEPEND ON IT"

Sometimes timing is everything. Massachusetts retailers are buoyant about the impending holiday shopping season, heartened by a favorable calendar that gives shoppers five full shopping weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Retailers Association of Massachusetts is estimating a retail sales increase of 3.1 percent over the same period in 2016, based on year-to-date trends and a survey of 4,000 member businesses. Read More


Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

BILINGUAL ED BILL SENT TO BAKER AS LAWMAKERS HEAD INTO BREAK

Fifteen years after voters approved the so-called English immersion law, the Massachusetts Legislature on Wednesday approved a bilingual education reform bill designed to give educators more flexibility in teaching English language learners. Read More

The House and Senate on Wednesday wrapped up forma

The House and Senate on Wednesday wrapped up formal sessions for 2017. [Photo: Sam Doran/File/SHNS] | Hi-Res


BAKER, SENATE URGE CONTINUED PROTECTIONS FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS

Gov. Charlie Baker and state lawmakers are calling on the Trump administration to continue temporary immigration protections for people who fled their home countries during periods of instability. The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Salvadoran, Nicaraguan, Haitian and Honduran nationals living in the United States. Read More


HOUSE SESSION – 12 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

The House began its final formal session of the calendar year by welcoming its two newest members. Andres Vargas of Haverhill and John Barrett III of North Adams, both of whom won special elections last Tuesday, were sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker in the House Chamber early Wednesday afternoon. Vargas won the seat vacated in July by former Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey. Barrett fills the seat previously held by the late Rep. Gailanne Cariddi in western Massachusetts. Cariddi died in June after a private battle with cancer. The House then dealt with a handful of local bills before approving a bilingual education reform bill designed to give educators more flexibility in teaching English language learners. As of 6:45 p.m., the House was still in session. Formal sessions for 2017 must end by midnight, but lawmakers will return to formal sessions in January. Read More


TOWNS RESISTANT TO MARIJUANA MAY RECONSIDER, ROSENBERG PREDICTS

Responding to concerns that a wave of facility bans and moratoria might hold the recreational marijuana industry back, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said Wednesday morning that he expects many of the 100-plus cities and towns that have imposed some type of restriction on cannabis commerce within their borders will ultimately host some aspect of the new industry. Read More

"We do not need the kind of proliferation in Massa

"We do not need the kind of proliferation in Massachusetts that they have in Colorado," Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said Wednesday at the Massachusetts Marijuana Summit. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS] | Hi-Res


LEGISLATURE OVERWHELMINGLY ADOPTS BILINGUAL EDUCATION BILL

Fifteen years after voters approved the so-called English immersion law, the Massachusetts House on Wednesday approved a bilingual education reform bill designed to give educators more flexibility in teaching English language learners. Read More


UMASS-BOSTON LAYOFFS PUNCTUATE CONTINUING BUDGET STRUGGLES

UMass-Boston is laying off 36 employees as part of continued efforts to address a budget deficit. Campus officials, who are reducing the hours of seven more employees, plan to meet with the affected employees Wednesday and Thursday to discuss severance eligibility, supports, and a 60-90 day notice before the actions take effect. Read More


STAGE SET FOR DEMOCRATS TO COMPROMISE ON JUSTICE REFORM BILL

In a major step toward justice system overhauls, both branches of the state Legislature have now approved bills that do away with mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug crimes, restrict the use of solitary confinement, allow for the expungement of juvenile records and strengthen laws against fentanyl trafficking. Read More

Rep. Claire Cronin and Sen. Will Brownsberger, co-

Rep. Claire Cronin and Sen. Will Brownsberger, co-chairs of the Judiciary Committee, will likely play key roles in negotiations over a final criminal justice reform bill. | Hi-Res


HOUSE SESSION - FULL SESSION - WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

The House met for 10 hours Wednesday, passing a conference committee report recommending a new approach to bilingual education, agreeing to a bond bill paying for a new Chelsea Soldiers Home and broadband expansion efforts, and approving a $3.5 billion bond bill to pay for capital improvements. The big bond bill was the subject of negotiations all day over earmarks, talks that culminated with the adoption of a massive amendment packed with funding authorizations for local projects. Whether those projects are ever launched depends on whether the earmarks survive future talks with the Senate but more importantly, whether lawmakers can convince the executive branch to advance projects within the confines of limited annual capital spending. The session was the last formal session of 2017. The House meets again on Thursday morning in an informal session where any bill can advance as long as no one objects, a barrier that's at times not difficult to achieve given low attendance by members. Read More


SENATE SESSION – WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

The Senate brought its formal sessions for the year to a close on Wednesday by polishing off a conference report that, if signed by Gov. Charlie Baker, will undo a ballot law requiring English language immersion instruction for students who speak another primary language and give school districts greater flexibility to tailor their programming for English language learners to their individual populations. A time-sensitive bill authorizing $199 million for the construction of a new 154-bed Soldier's Home in Chelsea and $45 million for a broadband internet expansion in western Massachusetts is also headed for the governor's desk, and after some back and forth with the House a separate bill to studying the unmet capital needs of the soldier's home in Holyoke was also finalized. Wednesday's formal session was the final one for the year, under legislative rules, and also the last for Sen. Thomas McGee who is preparing to take over as the next mayor of Lynn and won't be returning for the second year of the two-year session starting in January. It also meant many senators won't see each other until after the holidays, and Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr delivered a bipartisan Thanksgiving message a week early. Read More


VIDEO | BEACON HILL STRUGGLES FOR RESPONSE TO DEALERS OF DEADLY DRUGS

Political leaders on Beacon Hill have embraced the idea that addiction should be treated like a disease, but the mounting death toll from opioid abuse continues to frustrate lawmakers and the governor who cannot agree how to handle dealers peddling the lethal drugs. Read More


RIVERA SPEAKS UP FOR LAWRENCE AT GATEWAY CITIES EVENT

Attendees at the Fifth Annual Gateway Cities Innovation Awards took full advantage of the opportunity to power-network, as seen in this shot featuring Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera. Read More

[Photo: Craig Sandler/SHNS]

[Photo: Craig Sandler/SHNS] | Hi-Res


HAVERHILL, NORTH ADAMS REPS BRING HOUSE BACK UP TO 160 MEMBERS

Just in time for the last formal session of 2017, the Massachusetts House on Wednesday welcomed two new members, restoring the chamber to a complete 160-member roster of representatives. Andres Vargas of Haverhill and John Barrett III of North Adams, both of whom won special elections last Tuesday, were sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker in the House Chamber early Wednesday afternoon. Read More


SHAKEUPS CONTINUE AS BAKER SWEARS IN NEW STATE POLICE CHIEF

Gov. Charlie Baker quietly swore in a new superintendent of the State Police on Wednesday amid a still swirling controversy over the department's handling of an arrest report for the daughter of a central Massachusetts judge. Read More

Gov. Charlie Baker swore in new State Police Super

Gov. Charlie Baker swore in new State Police Superintendent Col. Kerry Gilpin in a ceremony Wednesday which was not open to press. [Photo: Courtesy/Governor's Office] | Hi-Res


LAWMAKERS IN GLIDE PATH TOWARD FINAL FORMAL SESSIONS

A deal on bilingual education reform and a time-sensitive bill funding a new home for veterans in Chelsea are among the possible items on the agendas of the House and Senate for their final formal sessions of 2017 on Wednesday. Read More


TOWNS RESISTANT TO MARIJUANA MAY RECONSIDER, ROSENBERG PREDICTS

[Coverage Developing] Responding to concerns that a wave of bans and moratoria might hold the recreational marijuana industry back, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg said Wednesday morning that he expects many of the 100-plus cities and towns that have imposed some type of restriction on cannabis commerce within their borders will ultimately host some aspect of the new industry. Read More


Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

HOUSE APPROVES CRIMINAL JUSTICE BILL 144-9

The Massachusetts House voted 144-9 Tuesday night to pass an omnibus criminal justice reform bill that's likely headed for potentially lengthy talks with the Senate given the scope of the legislation. Read More


BAKER OFFERS NEW MENU OF IDEAS TO TACKLE OPIOID ADDICTION

Less than two years after signing an opioid abuse prevention bill, Gov Charlie Baker returned Tuesday with a multi-pronged proposal to further ramp up the fight against opioid addiction, including legislation that revives the concept of holding addicts involuntarily for treatment for up to 72 hours. Read More

"We've had a fentanyl bill pending in the Legislat

"We've had a fentanyl bill pending in the Legislature for two years," Gov. Charlie Baker said. "Fentanyl is now present in 81 percent of the deaths in Massachusetts." [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS] | Hi-Res


SENATE SESSION - TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2017

The Senate on Tuesday enacted legislation aimed at ensuring insurance coverage for contraception, without copays, a bill that gained momentum in response to President Donald Trump's rules allowing employers to deny birth control coverage for religious or moral reasons. Senate Democrats also made quick and easy work of the final budget overrides of 2017, with Republicans too few in numbers to be able to sustain Gov. Charlie Baker's attempts to hold down spending. Senators added nearly $10 million back into this year's state budget Tuesday, bringing the Senate's override total to $109,590,707, according to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The House voted to override about $320 million, but it appears a MassHealth veto of approximately $200 million will effectively be sustained because the Senate does not plan to take it up. Senators also completed an override to ensure the creation of a child welfare data reporting task force that Sen. Spilka said could be charged with streamlining and improving existing reporting. Read More


ICE TARGETING COURTHOUSES FOR ENFORCEMENT, GROUP SAYS

Federal immigration authorities are targeting courthouses for enforcement activities, according to a local legal group that filed public records requests based on anecdotal reports. Read More


NARCAN, TREATMENT ARE FOCUSES IN BAKER'S NEW OPIOID PUSH

[Story Developing] The Baker administration plans to ask the federal government to allow states the flexibility to make overdose-reversing naloxone available over the counter, if states choose, the governor announced Tuesday as he unveiled a sweeping bill to tackle opioid addiction. Read More


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KINGSTON: MOORE SHOULD STEP ASIDE IN FAVOR OF "WORTHY" CANDIDATE

With allegations of inappropriate relations with minors mounting against GOP Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, Winchester businessman John Kingston became the latest candidate in Massachusetts to disavow the former judge. Read More


JUSTICE DEBATE WILL DICTATE PUNISHMENT FOR DEADLY DRUG DISTRIBUTORS

Punishment for people who distribute drugs that cause the death of the user is shaping up as an issue that will have to be decided by House and Senate negotiators as the branches have taken divergent approaches in their criminal justice bills. Read More


BREWSTER REJECTS POT BAN

After watching more than 100 towns impose temporary or lasting bans on marijuana facilities within their borders, pot advocates are cheering their second defeat of a municipal ban in the last week. Read More


SOLAR PROJECT PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR CHOSEN, RFP ISSUED

Utility companies in Massachusetts have chosen a program administrator and issued a request for proposals in an attempt to procure eligible solar projects with the capacity to deliver 100 megawatts of power statewide. Read More


DEFICIENT 1-90 VIADUCT REPLACEMENT PROJECT COULD START IN 2020

Construction would begin in three years to replace a structurally deficient viaduct that carries 144,000 vehicles a day along Interstate 90, over Boston's Allston neighborhood, according to plans outlined by state officials on Monday. Read More


LANE, RAMP OPENINGS SEEN AS MILESTONES IN SPRINGFIELD HIGHWAY PROJECT

Nearly two years after implementing lane and ramp closures to begin replacing the elevated deck of the I-91 Viaduct in Springfield, officials said Monday that crews this week are opening an additional lane on I-91 southbound along with several ramps that have been closed since December 2015. Read More


CONTRACEPTION COVERAGE EXPANSION REACHES BAKER

The Legislature finalized a bill Tuesday that guarantees women access to birth control without insurance co-payments, sending to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker a measure intended as a response to President Donald Trump's actions. Read More


MENINGITIS DIAGNOSED IN STUDENT ON UMASS AMHERST CAMPUS

University of Massachusetts Amherst officials say a student on campus has been diagnosed with meningitis weeks after another student fell ill with a related illness and are suggesting students consider an additional vaccination as a precaution. Read More


HOUSE CRAFTS SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AMENDMENT

The Massachusetts House is poised to advance a proposal shortening the amount of time a prisoner can be held in administrative or disciplinary segregation without a review to 120 days. Read More


UPROAR OVER ALABAMA'S MOORE REACHES MASS. SENATE RACE

With allegations of inappropriate relations with minors mounting against Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, Winchester businessman John Kingston became the latest candidate in Massachusetts to disavow the former judge. Read More


"AMAZING" HOUSE RULING SIDELINES BID TO UPDATE 1968 WIRETAP LAW

An amendment updating state wiretapping laws to allow law enforcement to use electronic surveillance against illegal gun traffickers and others not connected to "organized crime" was ruled by the House as beyond the scope of an omnibus criminal justice bill and set aside Tuesday, disappointing its sponsors. Read More


AG TALKS TRUMP, 2018 ELECTION AT UMASS TOWN HALL

Donald Trump’s state-government tomentor-in-chief kept it up Monday night, as Attorney General Healey delivered what amounted to a stump speech before a friendly crowd of college Democrats. Read More


SENATE COMPLETING ACTION ON BUDGET OVERRIDES

Senators added nearly $10 million back into this year's state budget Tuesday in their final round of votes overriding Gov. Charlie Baker's spending vetoes. Read More


VARGAS AND BARRETT TO BE SEATED IN HOUSE WEDNESDAY

Two new representatives will take their seats Wednesday on the House's final day of formal sessions for 2017. Read More

John Barrett III and Andres Vargas will be sworn i

John Barrett III and Andres Vargas will be sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday. [Courtesy] | Hi-Res


NEW SIT-IN PLANS SHOW ACTIVISTS PLAN TO KEEP PRESSURE ON BAKER

Six climate change activists were charged with trespassing on state property and unlawful assembly last week after refusing to leave Gov. Charlie Baker's office lobby. On Thursday, activists plan to return to the Corner Office with 150 supporters, including several who appear ready to be arrested. Read More


VIDEO | SINGLE-PAYER SUPPORTERS TURN ATTENTION TO MASS. HOUSE

The Senate last week voted overwhelmingly to measure potential costs of single-payer health care, and advocates are now turning their focus to the House, and to their own holiday dinner tables. Read More


DiDOMENICO

BILINGUAL DEAL NEARING, SENATORS PLAN D.C. TRIP

If they wrap up work on Beacon Hill in time, including possible action on a bilingual education reform bill, seven Senate Democrats plan to travel to Washington D.C. on Wednesday for two days of lobbying with federal labor, education and energy officials. Read More


BAKER RETURNING TO LEGISLATURE WITH NEW OPIOID BILL

Gov. Charlie Baker didn't get everything he wanted when he teamed up with lawmakers to pass a law targeting the scourge of opioid addiction in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, he's back asking for more tools. Read More

Baker plans to unveil a bill and executive actions

Baker plans to unveil a bill and executive actions on Tuesday aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. [Photo: Sam Doran/File/SHNS] | Hi-Res


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