... MTF: budget accord supports continued spending of capital funds on MBTA employees ...... HPC's Altman: Beth Israel Lahey Health merger could boost health care spending by $138 million to $191 million annually ...... Elected rallying around gas workers as National Grid lockout continues ...... Baker sounds inclined to sign bill protecting reproductive rights by repealing antiquated laws ...... Gonzalez says Mass. House need to "act now" to pass Senate-approved wage theft legislation ...... Safe Communities would help students "come to school free of worry of being separated from their parents," MTA head Najimy says ...... NECTA: Senate net neutrality bill "will do little to protect consumers while hurting innovation and economic growth" ...... DeLeo: municipalities can adopt their own ICE policies while state mulls legislative options ...... Activists resist energy conference committee's decision to negotiate in private ...... Advocates look to House to seal deal on caretaker registry ...... Short-term rental regulation, taxation bill fails to emerge after DeLeo suggests vote imminent ...... Lelling statement throws cold water on supervised drug injection sites ...... Senate approves net neutrality bill ...... Opioid, economic development bills face uncertain negotiations that could leave GOP shut out ...... Lawmakers boost revenue estimate, jack up spending in $41.88 billion fiscal 2019 budget accord ...... Budget deal expands earned income tax credit from from 23 to 30 percent of federal credit ...... Branches send Baker bill raising tobacco purchase age to 21 ...... Codfather's fleet heading back to sea, NOAA says ...... State offers draft plan to spend $75 mil Volkswagen emissions settlement ...... U.S. Attorney: Dominican national wanted for murder in the DR arrested in Lynn ...... Tax, equity concerns swirl around advancing community benefit district legislation ...... Linsky, of Natick, taking over for Kaufman as House chair of METCO caucus ...... Sen. Feeney backing Galvin for re-election as secretary of state ...... State Police turn to O'Toole for management advice ...... Coyne nominated for Brockton District Court ...... Despite bump in revenue estimate, lawmakers leave accounts underfunded by $70 mil in compromise budget ...... Mass. Women's Political Caucus re-endorses female legislators seeking re-election ...
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