... 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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GONZALEZ WANTS GUV, LEGIS TO FOLLOW PUBLIC RECORDS LAWS

Democrat Jay Gonzalez vowed Monday to voluntarily comply with public records laws if elected governor next year, and said he would file legislation to cover the governor's office and the Legislature under the law, ending a practice that has carried through the administrations of Democrats and Republicans.

Following up on national “Sunshine Week” celebrating transparency in government, Gonzalez lamented that Massachusetts was in limited company in exempting its governors from public records laws. Michigan, he said, is the only other state with such an exemption, and is considering legislation to change that.


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