... Baker suggests structure to shed light on purpose of legal fees paid by Legislature ...... Mass Home Care says Senate health care bill proposes largest funding cut in program's 43-year history ...... After saying he planned to stay on, Attleboro mayor-elect Rep. Heroux plans to resign his House seat ...... Baker says current English language learning law working well for thousands in Massachusetts ...... Contraception bill was good opportunity for Mass. to "send a message" to others, Baker says ...... Sen. Chandler to Gov. Baker at contraception bill signing: "Thank you so much for supporting our work" ...... Women "we will never know about" will make family planning choice thanks to new law, Rep. Haddad says ...... 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 ...
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House:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (informal)
Senate:
ADJOURNED 'til Monday at 11 a.m. (no calendar)

FREE BIRTH CONTROL COULD SEE FINAL VOTE THIS WEEK

The Senate appears poised to take action this week to ensure access to oral contraception without insurance co-pays for women in Massachusetts, a vote that could get a bill to Gov. Charlie Baker's desk before the Legislature's holiday break.

The House passed the so-called ACCESS bill last week, and the Senate on Monday afternoon has been holding its informal session open as it waits for the Senate Ways and Means Committee to release the bill so that it can be scheduled for a vote, according to the Senate President's office.


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