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Massachusetts Just Banned Bump Stocks

Update, 3:45 p.m.: Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has signed the state budget and the bump stock ban has become law, according to the State House […]

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Sell the State House

It’s high time we auctioned off the golden dome on Beacon Hill.

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State Police Increase Patrols at State House After Congressman Shot

Massachusetts State Police are ramping up patrols around the State House, after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot during the Republicans’ Congressional baseball practice […]

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Lone Turkey Marches on State House

The weekend saw quite a bit of activity on Beacon Hill, with various alt-right and militia groups converging on the Common for a “free speech […]

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State Sen. Ken Donnelly Dies Following Battle with Brain Tumor

State Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, a retired Lexington firefighter who represented the 4th Middlesex District, died Sunday surrounded by his family, following a months-long fight with […]

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Pledge Support for “Sanctuary State” Bill

On Wednesday, dozens of lawmakers pledged support for a bill that would make Massachusetts a so-called “sanctuary state.” In caucus on Beacon Hill, House Democrats discussed […]

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Gov. James Michael Curley Was the Prototype for President Trump

Today’s Bostonians are likely better acquainted with the Downtown Crossing watering hole that bears his name than James Michael Curley himself. And if they have heard his […]

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Why Is Charlie Baker Cutting $1.9 Million for Substance Abuse Treatment?

An emotional Gov. Charlie Baker broke down in tears as he signed landmark opioid legislation into law back in March, “the most comprehensive measure in the […]

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Pay Raises Are Coming to the State House

Consider this a helping of Thanksgiving news dump leftovers. You may have missed it, but House Speaker Bob DeLeo announced the day before the holiday […]

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Another Effort to Scrap the Electoral College Is Brewing in Massachusetts

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by more than 1.7 million votes—and counting. And yet it’s her opponent, Donald Trump, who’s assembling his cabinet and […]

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Anti-Trump Rally to Gather at State House Tonight

Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump’s improbable upset over Hillary Clinton, people in Boston will take to the streets in protest. A “Boston Against […]

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Billerica Will Now and Forever Be Known as the ‘Yankee Doodle Town’

From henceforth, Billerica will be known as “The Yankee Doodle Town.” Gov. Charlie Baker will make it official later this month with a signing on the […]

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Curt Schilling Wants to Run for President in 2024

Curt Schilling has three World Series rings, was twice named Sports Illustrated‘s “Sportsman of the Year,” and once auctioned off his dirty laundry for nearly […]

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The Transgender Rights Bill Battle Still Isn’t Over, Apparently

Just when you thought decisive passage of a landmark bill at the State House this year put the issue behind us, opponents of the state’s […]

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Lawmakers Reach Late-Night Compromise on Ride-Hailing Apps

State lawmakers reached a late-night compromise over proposed regulations for app-based ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft Sunday night, finagling a delicate balance between public safety and […]