... 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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ADJOURNED 'til Wednesday at 11 a.m. (no calendar)

TRUMP, PAY RAISES ON MENU AT ST. PATRICK'S DAY BREAKFAST

By Michael P. Norton

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

MARCH 19, 2017.....In between name dropping, Irish songs and conventional messaging, Massachusetts public officials tried their hands at stand-up comedy Sunday, focusing a stream of zingers and duds on recently approved legislative pay raises, the immigration debate, and of course President Donald Trump at the annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast.

Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, a black Haitian-American who lives in Dorchester, set the tone in welcoming Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and noting that she had not invited Trump.


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