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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 […]

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It Is Officially Illegal to Possess a Bump Stock in Massachusetts

The bump stock ban is officially in full effect in Massachusetts, as the Bay State becomes the first in the nation to put in place […]

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Charlie Baker Focuses on Bipartisanship in State of the Commonwealth

America’s most popular governor is even getting accolades from some political opponents. Gov. Charlie Baker used Tuesday night’s State of the Commonwealth address to highlight […]

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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 […]