... Revenue tailspin not strong enough to require corrected budget submission, Baker team says ...... Increase over first two weeks of June leaves tax revenues up 1.4 percent with two weeks left in fiscal year ...... Senate sends "amend and improve" bill to pot talks with the House ...... On pot, it's House's repeal-and-replace bill versus Senate's amend-and-improve proposal ...... Workforce development will be focus of $500 mil life sciences investment, Baker says ...... Baker: there's a "whole series of initiatives" to address fiscal 2017 revenue shortfall ...... Baker signs bill authorizing Somerville to borrow up to $50 mil to pay for costs of Green Line Extension ...... Unemployment rate rises for fifth straight month, state officials say labor force growing ...... ...
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REPORT RAISES FLAG OVER LEAD IN SCHOOL DRINKING WATER

Calling for stronger laws and more testing, public health advocates released a report Wednesday raising serious concerns about the presence of lead in the drinking water at Massachusetts public schools.

Massachusetts received a "D" grade in the 31-page report, which concluded laws here are inadequate to prevent school drinking water from being contaminated with lead, a dangerous neurotoxin that can affect how children develop, learn and behave. The report examined laws in 16 states, and was published by the MassPIRG Education Fund and Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center.


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