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The Massachusetts Senate Puts “Kids First”

Children will be getting new attention from the Massachusetts Senate. Last week, the Senate announced that it’s launching a new initiative called Kids First that will work to improve the lives of the commonwealth’s children. 529 more words

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In Quotes: A Budget Season Commitment to Children

“From education to energy to transportation; from economic development bills that focus on diverse regions and industries to our nationally-heralded gun safety legislation; we are known in Massachusetts and this House for pairing bold ideas with commitment to collaboration. 216 more words


Governor Baker Releases FY17 State Budget Proposal

Yesterday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker released a $39.6 billion state budget proposal for fiscal year 2017.

“This year’s budget sets the table for fiscal responsibility and a strong economic environment, without raising taxes or fees on our hardworking families,” Baker said… 514 more words


How to pay for the MBTA? Get more cars off the road.

The MBTA is in a financial crunch. The recently convened MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board painted a “bleak picture” of the MBTA and its finances in September: it has a projected deficit of $242 million deficit in fiscal 2017. 1,180 more words


United States to Accept Syrian Refugees

The Obama administration will increase the number of worldwide refugees that the United States accepts each year to 100,000. Reporter Brittany Murphy sat down with political science professor Joseph Coelho to talk about what this might mean for the country.

Uber vs. Taxi's: Both Sides Weigh In

In a packed auditorium at the State House on Tuesday, supporters watched as lawmakers debated over regulation for the ride sharing service Uber. Reporter Brittany Murphy spoke with a local taxi company owner and Uber’s Boston General Manager to hear both sides of this debate.

People of color severely underrepresented at UMass Amherst

Underrepresented minority enrollment at UMass Amherst has only increased four percent over the last 40 years. 1,403 more words