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A bill that reduces the amount of federal flood insurance certain homeowners will be required to buy was signed by Gov. Deval Patrick last week in an attempt to mitigate floodinsurance premium hikes expected by expanded Federal Emergency Management Agency flood-risk maps.
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Massachusetts lawmakers approved several major pieces of legislation early Friday morning, blowing past a midnight deadline in a somewhat chaotic finish to the end of formal meetings in their two-year session that began in January 2013.
"Through these types of collaborative efforts, we are making our communities great places for residents to grow and thrive."
The formal legislative session ends in just a few hours and state lawmakers are rushing to move controversial bills to Governor Deval Patrick's desk for his signature.
A compromise version of an economic development bill does not include language that would discourage businesses from asking employees to sign the agreements, which can limit the ability of workers at cutting-edge technology firms to quit their jobs and take their knowledge to competitors.
It was billed as a "Stop the Invasion" rally, and it drew thousands of protesters to the steps of the State House on Saturday.
Governor Deval Patrick today signed a bill that tightens security regulations regarding protests and demonstrations at abortion clinics in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts lawmakers have accepted a bill designed to tighten reporting requirements for independent political expenditures, including those made by political action committees known as super PACs.
The protest, attended by hundreds of supporters, was the culmination of a month-long "rolling rally" that marched through towns likely impacted by the proposed 250-mile long pipeline expansion in Berkshire, Worcester and Franklin counties.
Massachusetts demonstrated its abortion radicalism today as Governor Deval Patrick signed a new buffer-zone law under the guise of protecting public safety.
Revere officials and residents are still cleaning up from Monday's tornado and starting to wonder what funds might be available to help pay for repairs.
Three members of Governor Deval Patrick's environmental advisory committee have resigned over policies they claim hurt Massachusetts' goal of cutting greenhouse gases.
Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill authorizing a $1 billion expansion of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Republican gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher have agreed to meet in the Mill City for their first scheduled public debate on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Baker-Fisher forum is part of a debate doubleheader co-sponsored by The Sun and Middlesex Community College on Aug. 21. It will begin at 3 p.m. at MCC's Federal Building on East ... (more)
On Tuesday, House Speaker Robert DeLeo said he's seeking up to $20 million to overhaul the 160-seat House chamber.
Massachusetts Republicans have amped up their criticism of Gov. Deval Patrick's approach to potentially sheltering immigrant children in federal custody within Massachusetts, while the administration is seeking to quell the concerns of local officials.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 08:54 am
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