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Racial Equity Panel Uses First Hearing to Build To-Do List

By Chris Lisinski State House News Service A diverse stream of lawmakers, activists and community leaders produced a lengthy list of racial equity proposals on Monday, kicking off one of the Legislature’s most daunting undertakings to date: confronting centuries of structural racism ingrained in nearly every facet of public life. …

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Galvin Views Redistricting Bill As Way to Protect Incumbents

Chris Lisinski State House News Service An intra-party fight between legislative Democrats and the state’s chief elections officer continued to deepen Friday, with Secretary of State William Galvin accusing lawmakers of trying to change how the state draws political maps to shield themselves from challenges and consolidate power. A day …

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Governor Baker: “I Stand With Israel”

Matt Murphy State House News Service With President Joe Biden urging Israel to make immediate progress toward an end to its violent fighting with Hamas, Gov. Charlie Baker made a statement of support for Israel on Wednesday as other political leaders in Massachusetts have spoken out against the ally’s treatment …

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