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Lawmakers gear up for weekend sessions

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Legislative negotiators have so far failed to come up with final recommendations on a handful of major bills, including energy and economic development proposals, putting pressure on this weekend.

Healey overstepping authority on guns, public safety co-chair says

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Count Rep. Harold Naughton among the lawmakers on Beacon Hill questioning Attorney General Maura Healey's recent action to crack down on the sale of copycat assault weapons in Massachusetts.

House schedules weekend sessions

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Both the House and Senate will be meeting this weekend as the close of the year's formal session closes in on legislators.

Debate ramps up over Healey's weapons crackdown

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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

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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

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

Pay equity bill hits Baker's desk

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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

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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

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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.

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