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Debate ramps up over Healey's weapons crackdown

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A letter from Gov. Charlie Baker to Attorney General Maura Healey has added to the debate around so-called copycat guns.

Built-Rite Tool leadership looking to transition

Craig Bovaird, owner of Built-Rite, spoke with the Worcester Business Journal about building a strong reputation, maintaining quality, recruiting for new positions and the senior management team and...

Bill targeting patent trolls stalls

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Two Massachusetts senators are gearing up to fight trolls, but not the kinds of trolls that live under fairy-tale bridges or in online comment sections.

Baker backs off Airbnb tax

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Gov. Charlie Baker has backed off his stance on taxing short-term rentals.

Pay equity bill hits Baker's desk

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

When Gov. Charlie Baker returns to the State House today, he will have on his desk legislation to ensure that men and women are paid the same for comparable work.

Paid family leave bill to move forward

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A bill establishing paid family and medical leave hit a potentially costly speed bump Saturday, but the issue remains alive and will reemerge before the Senate next weekend.

Baker implements hiring freeze

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

A hiring freeze takes effect across the executive branch Monday, part of the Baker administration's plans to hit a $100 million "efficiency savings" target in the new state budget.

Worcester approves final medical marijuana dispensaries; 80 jobs to follow

Sam Bonacci |

The city of Worcester has cleared the way for final two medical marijuana dispensaries to come into the city after City Manager Edward Augustus issued letters of non-opposition to Mission...

Massachusetts drought enters fourth week

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

Water restrictions are going into place in Worcester and other parts of the state as the state enters its fourth week of drought conditions.

House, Senate agree on pay equity bill

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE |

The Massachusetts House and Senate on Thursday reached an agreement on legislation to ensure that men and women are paid the same for comparable work.

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