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An Effort to Curtail the Use of Tear Gas on Protesters Is Underway in Massachusetts

Images of gas canisters raining down on demonstrators protesting American police brutality, and acrid smoke filling the air, have been shared from Massachusetts and around […]

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Massachusetts Pot Companies Warn of “Extinction” Without State Aid

Recreational cannabis dispensaries have begged and pleaded (and sued) to be allowed to keep their doors open, but the Baker administration so far hasn’t budged. […]

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Robert DeLeo Is King of the Hill

If ever there was a moment when the opaque inner workings of Robert DeLeo’s House of Representatives were revealed for all to see, it was […]

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Businesses Group Realizes the Obvious: A Gas Tax Would Ease the Transit Crisis

A local business coalition is throwing its weight behind resuscitating a controversial idea for raising revenues: a gas tax. In a message to state lawmakers […]

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The Great Massachusetts Beer Garden Backlash Has Arrived

Everyone loves a good beer garden. When it comes to combining the trends in after-hours imbibing, they’re right in the sweet spot: sought-after brews, fresh air, […]

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Top Mass. Lawmaker Accused of Groping a Female Colleague

As Beacon Hill continues to grapple with what women have described as a culture that looked the other way in the face of harassment and inappropriate behavior, […]

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The “Sanctuary State” Amendment Is No More

A “sanctuary state” proposal in the budget, which would have prevented local law enforcement from spending limited time and resources helping ICE, has been removed after legislators […]

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Stan Rosenberg Files Lawsuit to Reveal Hefner Accuser’s Identity

As Bryon Hefner’s sexual misconduct scandal unfolded, his husband, former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, lost his powerful position at the State House, the trust of […]

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Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Add Third Gender Option to State IDs

For some, the stressful part of getting a driver’s license ends as soon as they manage to parallel park a vehicle. But for others, the […]

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill

Your reward for waiting in line at the RMV may soon get a whole lot bigger. On Wednesday, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed an […]

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Massachusetts Legislature Passes Bill for $15 Minimum Wage

With the flick of Gov. Charlie Baker’s pen, Massachusetts could join New York and California to become the third state in the country with a […]

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Stanley Rosenberg Is Being Sued for His Alleged Role in Bryon Hefner’s Behavior

Former Senate President Stanley Rosenberg was not ignorant to his husband Bryon Hefner’s abusive behavior at the State House, a new lawsuit alleges. The plaintiff […]

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Legislators Accuse Robert DeLeo of Disguising Sexual Harassment Payouts

Two Democratic representatives broke ranks with their fellows and accused House Speaker Robert DeLeo of concealing sexual harassment claims in the chamber through a series of […]

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A State Rep. Says It’s Time to Scrap the “General Hooker Entrance” at the State House

If you’re going to the State House, chances are you’re walking through the “General Hooker Entrance.” A large black-and-gold sign bearing the entrance’s name greets […]

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Stan Rosenberg Faces Murky Political Future after Hefner Email Reveal

Stan Rosenberg’s political future is looking more and more dire. Since the Boston Globe reported on Sunday that the former Senate president’s estranged husband, Bryon Hefner, had […]