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Stories with organization: Massachusetts state government
  • AG issues regs for Massachusetts sick time law 
    Updated: May-03-15 9:49 am

    BOSTON - The state is moving closer to implementing a voter-approved law that would allow most Massachusetts workers to accrue up to 40 hours of paid sick time in a year.

  • Massachusetts House OKs $38B budget 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 5:17 pm

    BOSTON - The Massachusetts House has completed work on a $38 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

  • Massachusetts AG optimistic court to OK gay marriage rights 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 3:23 pm

    BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says she's cautiously optimistic the Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage.

  • T workers jam Statehouse hearing on transit overhaul 
    Updated: Apr-27-15 6:26 pm

    BOSTON - Unionized MBTA employees packed a Statehouse hearing room on Monday as state transportation officials and members of a review panel appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker outlined recommendations for shaking up the troubled Boston-area transit system.

  • Clarification: New England Energy story story has photos
    Updated: Apr-24-15 11:23 am

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - In a story April 23 about energy policy, The Associated Press reported that five of New England's six governors said they would work across the region while each state pursues individual projects. The story should have made clear that the statement was agreed to by all six leaders, including New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, who did not attend the gathering in Hartford.

  • Massachusetts man charged in plot to kill state trooper 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 11:47 pm

    CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts - A federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says a man charged with trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has now been charged with trying to hire a gang member to kill two prosecution witnesses, including a state trooper.

  • Massachusetts Senate moves to break from House on committees 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:58 pm

    BOSTON - The Massachusetts Senate has raised the stakes in a power struggle with the House, voting unanimously to begin pulling out a legislative process they say gives the House too much control over the fate of bills.

  • ND, Mass. governors stake friendly wager on Frozen Four 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 8:22 pm

    GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - The governors of North Dakota and Massachusetts have staked a friendly wager on the outcome of Thursday's Frozen Four semifinal hockey game between the University of North Dakota and Boston University.

  • AG Healey: Marathon bomber should spend rest of life in jail 
    Updated: Apr-07-15 4:06 pm

    BOSTON - Attorney General Maura Healey says Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves to spend the rest of his life in jail.