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Democrats opting to move Bills without public hearings

Michael P. Norton State House News Service Legislative Democrats this session have been touting rules reforms to boost transparency but they’ve also shown an early aversion to holding public hearings on key bills before passing them. The omnibus carbon emissions and energy bill (S 9) whisked to Gov. Charlie Baker’s …

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Governor Baker Awards $4.9 Million for High School Substance Use and Mental Health Response Teams

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $4.9 million in grants awarded to six agencies, including hospitals and treatment and behavioral health centers, for the creation of evidence-based and data-driven co-occurring substance use disorder/mental health response teams embedded in high schools in ten communities to offer intervention and treatment services, and provide …

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