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BOSTON -- Senate President Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, elevated Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem, D-Newton, to become Senate majority leader Wednesday in a restructuring that continues to leave Western Massachusetts without a strong voice in Senate leadership. Chandler said the Western ...

All 11 members of Massachusetts' congressional delegation received high marks for their votes on environment-related policies in 2017 -- ranking the state among the top in the country on such issues, the League of Conservation Voters announced this week. The advocacy organization, which released its ...
FILE - In this May 13, 2010 file photo, pelicans float on the water with an offshore oil platform in the background in the Santa Barbara Channel off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif. The Trump administration on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic ...
Eldridge and Matias aimed to ban state and local police from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The bill gained new momentum recently when a redrafted bill got support from the Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs Association and the members of the Massachusetts Chiefs ...
On the positive side, Massachusetts ranked first in subcategories of health care access and pre-K to 12 education, second in business environment and fourth in both corrections and public health. The rankings could have political implications this year, with Gov. Charlie Baker running for re-election.
Get ready for the ugly, Trumpish side of politics, Massachusetts. The Commonwealth's political campaigns don't usually have to deal with much of the nasty, race-baiting, immigrant-bashing, conspiracy-hurling provocations of the right-wing marketplace—which has grown and thrived for more than two ...
More than a year after Massachusetts voters legalized marijuana, a new political war is breaking out over the drug. Once again, pro-cannabis advocates are pitted against skeptics of legalization, but this time the question is: Who will profit first when recreational pot sales begin in July? The trigger for the ...
“LGBTQ people across the commonwealth value the cornerstone of freedom of religion. It's a core belief we all share,” Mason Dunn, Executive Director of Massachusetts Trans Political Coalition said in a statement. “However, when faith and religion are used to hurt and discriminate, that freedom becomes a ...
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has reached a peace agreement with another top union. Boston's Teamsters Local 25, the biggest Teamsters union in ... "He is a leader who consistently puts politics aside, reaches across the aisle and will work with anyone who shares his goal of putting people first," ...


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