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Governor Baker signs ‘Laura’s Law’

On Friday, Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito participated in a ceremonial signing of S.2931, An Act to ensure safe patient access to emergency care. Named in memory of Laura Levis, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito were also joined by Laura’s husband, Pete DeMarco, members of her …

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Public defenders offer 10-Point immigration policy plan

By Chris Van Buskirk State House News Service A coalition of public defenders from across the country is calling on the incoming Biden administration to adopt a 10-point immigration policy plan to reverse what they say are “unjust, harmful, and destructive tactics” used by the Trump administration. The plan, announced …

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Massachusetts legislators to get 6.46% pay raise

By Michael P. Norton State House News Service Massachusetts lawmakers are in store for another pay raise. Two years after Gov. Charlie Baker certified a raise of 5.93 percent for the 200 members of the House and Senate for the 2019-2020 session, the governor in a letter to Treasurer Deb …

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