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The commonwealth joins eight other states in restricting carbon dioxide emissions.
The plan focuses on investments in transportation and education while calling for an income tax increase coupled with a lower sales tax.
Government, Police & Fire
Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would tighten gun control laws in Massachusetts while increasing funding for mental health services and enhance background checks. Is this sensible, or reactionary?
Tell us: do you think we need to increase taxes to strengthen education and transportation?
Although the state is expected to fall short of projected revenue, the raises are justified since staff hasn't had a raise in four years, some say.
Government, The Neighborhood Files
The $1.5 billion bill helps build infrastructure that strengthens the state’s economy over the long term, governor says.
Bill could nullify the need for the issue to be on the ballot this fall.
Legislators decide to take the bottle bill amendment out of the jobs act.
Government, Local Connections, Public Safety
The governor on Saturday sent 'Melissa's Bill' back to the Legislature.
The bill both aims to ensure violent criminals stay behind bars while easing prison overcrowding by reducing drug-offense penalties.
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