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Massachusetts House, Senate leaders agree on three-month interim budget

Massachusetts legislative leaders agreed on a budget -- for the next three months Members of the Senate and House Committees on Ways and Means announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a 16.5 billion three-month interim budget to fund the state through October. The...

Extended State House Session May Feature Budget, Bills In Conference

By Michael P. Norton, Sam Doran and Chris Van Buskirk | State House News Service July 26, 2020 Heading into what has traditionally been a crazed week of frenzied legislating, House leaders are also looking ahead to talks with their Senate counterparts about a rare...

Mass. House counters Senate with its own police reform bill

BOSTON — House Speaker Robert DeLeo and top Democrats plan to seek a vote Wednesday on police reform legislation that makes good on the promise leaders made to Black and Latino lawmakers following the death of George Floyd, proposing a new system to license cops and...

House passes $1.1 billion budget to cover COVID-19 costs

BOSTON — A $1.1 billion budget bill is on its way to the Senate after the House passed the legislation Wednesday and added on an additional $17.5 million in COVID-19 spending. Passage of the legislation comes as Gov. Charlie Baker has poked lawmakers to quickly get it...

NEW Health to Offer COVID-19 Testing in the North End

Due to the efforts of Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, North End Waterfront (NEW) Health will begin offering COVID-19 testing to North End residents in the Nazzaro Center parking lot beginning June 30 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Testing will be conducted twice a week each Tuesday and...

House Passes Bill to Support Commonwealth’s Restaurants

The legislative package adopted this week aims to assist a sector that has been hard hit by COVID-19. The measures passed are intended to help restaurants weather the economic crisis in the wake of the pandemic. The package eases outdoor dining restrictions, expands...

House Moves to close FY19 Books

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, OCT. 16, 2019.....The House moved to close the fiscal year 2019 books Wednesday with near-unanimous approval of a $723 million supplemental budget that would stash $400 million of last year's surplus in reserves and spend millions more on the MBTA...