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BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to put a weekend sales tax holiday on the summer calendar, but legislative leaders quickly appeared to throw cold water on the idea.Baker, a Republican, filed a bill that would … more
BOSTON — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker planned to sign off Wednesday on a new $200 million health care assessment on Massachusetts employers, pulling back from his earlier insistence that lawmakers tie the fee directly to cost-saving measures … more
BOSTON — Home care aides work closely some of the state's most vulnerable people -- the elderly and the disabled. But those workers often leave the field after several years to find better paying jobs, and some say the state doesn't do enough … more
BOSTON — Do not pass go, but do collect $200 million.That was the message from Democrats on Beacon Hill to Gov. Charlie Baker this week, marking what amounts to the most significant, if not the first major policy dust-up between the Kumbaya … more
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker signed a law on Friday overhauling the marijuana legalization measure voters put on the books in November, and immediately afterward offered a cautious outlook on the future of the cannabis industry in … more
HONOLULU — The top legal officers in 18 states and the District of Columbia have asked Congress to pass legislation prohibiting discrimination against transgender service members.Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin sent the letter dated … more
BOSTON — President Donald Trump's declaration that transgender people would be barred from the military where they have been officially welcomed to serve openly for about a year was "yet another shameful, weak, callous, uncaring act by our … more
BOSTON — A former priest at the center of Boston's Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal was quietly released from prison Friday morning after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s.Paul Shanley, 86, was released … more
BOSTON — A new Massachusetts law signed Thursday by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker assures that women won't be forced to choose between a healthy pregnancy and keeping their jobs, according to advocates for working women.The measure approved by … more
BOSTON — Boston's about to bust a rhyme.Dozens of prominent poets, including a former U.S. poet laureate, have assembled the city's first anthology of poetry — and they'll commandeer the courtyard of the Boston Public Library on Thursday … more
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