... Worcester-based Amazon HQ could boost east-west rail plans, Setti Warren says ...... Baker aide texted Newton mayor Thursday night to ask for Amazon ideas to put into state's bid, Warren says ...... "God bless 'em. Go for it," Baker tells locals interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters ...... As summer ends, Rosenberg says major bills will be unveiled in coming weeks ...... Senate planning to release transportation plan this fall, but debate on bill not expected, Rosenberg says ...... Source: AG Healey to endorse Mayor Walsh Friday ...... Baker: Graham-Cassidy will force coverage retreat or major search for new revenue ...... Baker headed back to Washington as debate rages over health care, opioids ...... Worcester Sheriff Evangelidis appointed chairman of Massport Board ...... Pair of South Shore attorneys nominated by governor for Superior Court judgeships ...... Only 5 percent of 600,000 mattresses discarded annually are recycled, activists say ...... In Boston visit, AG sessions pledges crackdown on transnational gangs, fight against opioids ...... Common Cause: Facebook's Russian ads disclosure should spur Congress to enhance transparency on online political ads ...... ...
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BAY STATE SENATORS AMONG 10 PRESSING TRUMP ON OPIOIDS

By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 11, 2017.....Massachusetts' two U.S. senators were among 10 Senate Democrats who sent a letter to the White House on Monday questioning whether President Donald Trump truly wants to end the opioid crisis.

At issue is the fact that Trump's administration has not moved to formally act on the recommendations of the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, on which Gov. Charlie Baker serves.

"[Y]our lack of action -- coupled with your support for policies that would make access to substance use disorder care and treatment more difficult for millions of Americans -- causes us to question your commitment to ending the opioid use disorder and overdose crisis," U.S. Sens. Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, and eight other senators wrote to the president. "Regardless of whether you choose to declare a state of emergency, continued inaction on this issue is deeply concerning."


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