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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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