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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...

House and Senate Pass Historic Overhaul to Education Funding Formula

For the past year teachers and school leaders have been actively lobbying the state legislature and governor to begin taking steps to overhaul the state’s education funding formula to ensure equity for all students, especially those in low-income areas. Because the...

Rep. Aaron Michlewitz endorses Kenzi Bok for District 8 City Council

State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz (D – 3rd Suffolk) endorsed Kenzie Bok for Boston City Council, to represent the District 8 neighborhoods of Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Audubon Circle, Mission Hill, and the West End. Rep. Michlewitz represents parts of Beacon Hill, Back...

Governor Baker Signs FY20 Budget with No Spending Vetoes

Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday signed into law a $43.32 billion state budget for fiscal 2020, without vetoing any spending. “The budget is balanced,” Baker said. The budget represents an increase in spending of 3.3% over fiscal 2019. In past years, Baker has vetoed...

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