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BOSTON — The Massachusetts House and Senate scheduled formal sessions for Friday afternoon amid signs late Thursday pointing to a potential deal between Democratic … more
BOSTON — A legal dispute is brewing between insurance company Liberty Mutual and Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of single-cup coffee machines.The Boston-based insurer has filed a lawsuit that alleges that a Massachusetts woman's Keurig … more
BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo has conceded that the House may be willing to move off its position that retail marijuana sales be taxed at 28 percent, and the Democratic leader remains hopeful that the panel negotiating a compromise pot … more
BOSTON — The emergence of the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl has been a "game changer" in the public health response to addiction and overdoses, former White House drug control czar Michael Botticelli said Wednesday. more
BOSTON — Despite tight finances that may force lawmakers to make wholesale budget revisions, senators on Wednesday night were in a giving mood, adding spending measures for anniversary celebrations in Peabody, Amesbury, Mendon and Westfield as … more
BOSTON — Looking to "throw the kitchen sink at the problem" of opioid overdoses, the Senate on Thursday afternoon adopted a budget amendment directing the Department of Public Health to study whether supervised injection facilities could work … more
and Dick Lindsaydlindsay@berkshireeagle.comBOSTON — Kate Donaghue was living out the all too familiar nightmare of trying to help her son kick his heroin addiction when she made an observation about the provision of detox care in … more
BOSTON — In a blockbuster announcement sure to send shockwaves through Beacon Hill, House Ways and Means Chairman Brian Dempsey is resigning from the Legislature to take a job at lobbying firm ML Strategies. more
BOSTON — Slow-growing tax collections have eroded the base of revenue expected to fund state government, and the House budget chief thinks it is probable that the revenue figure built into the fiscal 2018 budget will need to be lowered."We're … more
BOSTON — Registering to vote in Massachusetts could become an automatic process for people who renew their driver's license or otherwise interact with a state agency under legislation supporters pitched Thursday as a way to boost participation … more
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