... Mandated reporter, foster parenting, child marriage bills up for March 26 public hearing ...... DNC scheduled for Milwaukee on July 13-16, 2020, right in middle of last month of formals ...... McMurtry cleared after investigation, appointed without objection as Tourism Committee chairman ...... Conversion therapy band, cap on kids lift bills now in Senate's court ...... Six years after last transpo $$$ debate, DeLeo says "everything" is on the table ...... Foster care, drug pricing, nursing homes flagged as challenges by HHS Secretary Sudders ...... Education Committee prioritizes education financing bills, sets March 22 public hearing ...... MBTA train riders will see fare hikes July 1, the same date that paid leave payroll taxes begin ...... Bus riders spared from MBTA fare increases ...... Bump releases audit of Massachusetts State College Building Authority ...... DeLeo looking to repeal welfare benefit cap that was included in bill he voted for in 1995 ...... Democratic Party releases 2020 DNC delegate section plan, vote planned at April 6 meeting ...... "It looks like the demand is there," Heffernan says, regarding retail marijuana ...... Heffernan: income tax cut to 5 percent will mean $88 mil in tax relief in fiscal 2020 ...... Commission on the Status of Women to hold public hearing in Malden on March 28 ...
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