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Civics Education Bill Advances On Beacon Hill
BOSTON (AP) _ Beacon Hill lawmakers are weighing legislation aimed at helping ensure young people in Massachusetts have a better understanding of how the country's political system works and their place in it.
The bill approved this week by the Massachusetts Senate is meant to strengthen civics teach…
Cannabis Convention This Weekend In Boston
BOSTON (AP) _ More than 250 exhibitors and 100 experts are descending on Boston this weekend to discuss the country's burgeoning marijuana industry.
The New England Cannabis Convention is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the Hynes Convention Center
The programming will cover medical marijuana…
Opposition to Offshore Drilling Growing In Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) _ Opposition to a Trump administration proposal to allow oil and gas drilling in coastal waters, including those off the Atlantic coast of Massachusetts, continues to grow on Beacon Hill.
Democratic Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced just this week she's considerin…
Speaker: Non-Disclosure Agreements Part Of Doing Business
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is defending the use of non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements a day after a fellow Democratic lawmaker said she was pressured into signing the agreements when she was a legislative staffer...
Senate Leadership Fight Full Of Intrigue
BOSTON (AP) _ State senators are struggling to stay focused on major legislation amid the latest twists and turns in the wide open Senate president race.
Democratic Sen. John Keenan, of Quincy, is the latest member to signal his interest...
Mass. Lawmakers Consider Red-Flag Gun Bill
BOSTON (AP) _ Supporters of a so-called ``red flag'' bill pending on Beacon Hill say preemptively disarming individuals who show signs of unstable or dangerous behavior could help prevent future mass shootings.
The measure would allow family members or police officers concerned that a legal gun owner…

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