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Senate to study fantasy sports regulation

The Senate on Thursday approved of an amendment that would create a special commission to study the regulation of daily fantasy sports and online gaming in Massachusetts.

Senate sends governor hospital funding bill

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The Senate on Thursday shipped to the governor a health care bill that avoids a ballot question redistributing hospital revenues, benefiting hospitals that now receive less insurance compensation.

Former state official charged with stealing $122,000

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The former finance director of the state agency that manages billions of dollars in insurance benefits for state workers allegedly stole more than $122,000 and then tried to cover his tracks.

Health care pricing deal seeks to avert ballot question

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A deal brokered by Beacon Hill leaders between labor and the hospital industry seeks to avert a contentious hospital pricing disparity ballot question this fall while directing $120 million over five...

Hopkinton businessman pleads guilty to multi-million dollar tax evasion scheme

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Two men, one from Hopkinton, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Boston to evading federal income taxes and defrauding the commonwealth of Massachusetts of millions of dollars in...

Transgender bill opponents raise concerns as House eyes vote

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As House leaders gear up for a potential floor vote next week on a transgender rights bill, opponents of the measure returned to the State House Tuesday.

Baker offers plan to cap sick leave accrual

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Charlie Baker on Wednesday unveiled legislation to cap sick leave accrual at no more than 1,000 hours, or six months of work.

Senate preserves funding cut for public health labs

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The Senate rejected an amendment sponsored by that would have boosted funding for state laboratories by nearly $1.2 million, to about $13.5 million.

Thirst for spending reflected in senate budget amendments

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Massachusetts senators are exhibiting a strong appetite for spending, filing budget amendments with a total cost of more than $4.1 billion.

House energy bill gets mixed review

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The long-awaited House energy bill met significant push back Monday over its limited scope.

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