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MTF: Slow Climb From Economic Mess Will Take Years » State House News Service The paper published Thursday was a follow-up to the foundation's report earlier this month downgrading its revenue estimates for the fiscal year that begins July 1 to reflect an anticipated $6 billion…

Moran, Velis Join Senate in Trying Times » State House News Service While both senators can celebrate their new positions, they will face re-election in the fall as both arrived on Beacon Hill after special elections. Velis and Moran told the News Service they have al…

With state revenues crumbling, Massachusetts took out a $1.75 billion credit line » Boston Globe Drawing little public attention at the time, Massachusetts state officials opened a $1.75 billion line of credit this month to help plug budget gaps ripped open by the novel coronavirus, a grim fiscal…

Polito criticized for sending ‘mixed messages’ on outdoor gatherings in coronavirus era » Boston Herald Earlier this week, Polito denied rumors that she hosted a party at her lakeside Shrewsbury home after photos appeared to show multiple cars in her driveway. She admitted Tuesday to attending “a spre…

NY: Legislature declines to authorize de Blasio’s $7B COVID-19 loan for NYC » New York Post Legislative sources said they first want to see if President Trump and Congress provide a relief package to aid cash-starved state and local governments before taking the extraordinary measure to auth…

WITH MULTIPLE INVESTIGATIONS TARGETING BIDEN, GOP SENATORS HAVE BECOME TRUMP CAMPAIGN OPERATIVES » Vanity Fair Subpoenas are flying in well-probed topics like Russiagate and Burisma, in service of the president’s reelection campaign. “It’s an abuse of power,” says Senator Mazie Hirono.…

Trump Says ‘Thank You’ To Video Declaring ‘The Only Good Democrat Is A Dead Democrat’ » HUFFPOST The president shared a tweet from Cowboys for Trump in which the group’s founder told rallygoers that they should protest stay-at-home orders.…

George Floyd’s Death Resurfaces Amy Klobuchar’s Tough-On-Crime, Easy-On-Cops Record » HUFFPOST Joe Biden won the support of black voters. Picking Klobuchar as his running mate could unravel that.…

Turnover in Jail Population Creates Constant Challenge » State House News Service "We've dealt with those that were inside, but we still have people that are coming from the outside that are actually positive," Koutoujian, who also serves as president of the Massachusetts Sheriffs …

CA: California students to wear masks, get daily temperature checks under Newsom rules » Politico CA A summary of the guidance obtained by POLITICO suggests keeping desks six feet apart or creating partitions between desks and staggering arrival and drop off times to minimize physical contact. It als…

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Beltway Politics

Trump embraces a new kind of rally: The ‘Trumptilla’ » Politico The large boat parades — which began organically among MAGA devotees in South Florida and spread to Florida’s Gulf Coast, Arizona’s Lake Havasu, South Carolina’s Charleston Harbor and Southern…

Twitter adds ‘glorifying violence’ warning to Trump tweet about protests in Minneapolis » Boston Herald Twitter has added a warning to one of President Donald Trump’s tweets about protests in Minneapolis, saying it violated the platform’s rules about “glorifying violence.”…

Business

Attorney General’s Office to Award $500,000 to Small Businesses » Cape Cod Online A grant program through Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office will award $500,000 to provide financial relief to small businesses impacted by closures and losses as a result of COVID-19.…

Cape Cod officials say they will be ready for visitors this summer » Boston Globe Cape Cod will be open for business this summer, albeit in a limited fashion as the state economy gradually reopens amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Thursday.…

MFA Announces New Initiative To Support Contemporary Artists » WBUR The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston announced a new series of initiatives aimed at highlighting the work of local and national contemporary artists. The MFA, which remains closed until phase three of Gov.…

Opinion: Life sciences manufacturing can be an economic lifeline » Commonwealth Magazine ALREADY, THE ECONOMIC damage done to Massachusetts by the COVID-19 recession is rivaling the Great Depression. Unemployment rates and tax revenue shortfalls are expected to be three times worse than t…

Long-held ban on wearing masks in banks will change because of coronavirus, industry association says » WCVB Who would've ever thought we'd be asked to wear a mask into a bank?…

House votes to extend popular small business loan program » Boston Globe The House voted Thursday to give small businesses financially strapped by the COVID-19 crisis more flexibility to spend forgivable loans for payrolls and expenses from the government’s popular Paych…

A.G. Healey Gets $380,000 Settlement With Company That Failed To Hire Minority And Woman Subcontractors » WGBH Attorney General Maura Healey has reached a $380,000 settlement with a Canton-based building contractor accused of falsely claiming they had hired minority- and women-owned subcontractors as required …

Golf courses busy, but hampered by tee time rules » Newburyport News Since Gov. Charlie Baker announced Massachusetts golf courses could reopen earlier this month, local golfers have been taking advantage of the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some time o…

As Boston offices prepare to partially reopen, Walsh urges employers to extend work-from-home policies » WHDH As Boston offices prepare to partially reopen next week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Thursday urged employers to extend their work-from-home policies if possible to guard against the spread of coronaviru…

A math error may explain why many PPP loans will fall short of forgiveness. But there are fixes. » Boston Business Journal How long is a month, exactly? The answer, as simple as it seems, could mean the difference between full forgiveness and partial forgiveness for millions of small businesses that took out loans under t…

Superpedestrian acquires fleet management division of Zagster, say sources » Boston Business Journal In a move meant to tackle big competitors in the scooter space such as Bird and Lime, Cambridge transportation startup Superpedestrian Inc. has acquired the fleet management capabilities of another lo…

MA Restaurant Reopening Plan Imminent » Brookline Patch Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday afternoon is expected to announce a reopening plan for restaurants across Massachusetts, according to multiple reports. Baker is expected to make the announcement during h…

Back to work: Factories deemed nonessential in pandemic ramp back up, but need more employees » MassLive Cartamundi is back making toys and games after months of making protective face masks and safeguarding its workspaces against the spread of the deadly coronavirus.…

Restaurant Dining Is Coming Back To Mass., But It's Going To Be Different » WBUR Restaurant dining is on the way back to Massachusetts, but the experience will be different from what people enjoyed before the coronavirus pandemic.…

Cannabis

Brookline’s NETA reopened for recreational marijuana sales this week. Here’s how it went » Wicked Local Brookline Brookline’s New England Treatment Access couldn’t have hoped for a smoother transition back to recreational marijuana sales, according to NETA President Amanda Rositano.…

Education

Review of MCC’s Mabry panned by several trustees, union head » Lowell Sun A long-awaited “360 degree” comprehensive review of outgoing Middlesex Community College President James Mabry drew outrage and anger from some trustees and the president of the college’s facult…

Crowded hallways, buses, lunchtime and recess - all raise questions as school leaders ponder plans to reopening during coronavirus panademic » The Metro West Daily News When he mulls social distancing in public education, a space where two of the busiest hallways at Framingham High School comes to mind for Superintendent Robert Tremblay.…

UMass Lowell virtual commencement slated for Friday » Lowell Sun Friday at 5 p.m., the University of Massachusetts Lowell will celebrate more than 4,000 2020 graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony to be livestreamed online.…

Environment

Coronavirus put can and bottle redemptions on hold. Garages and basements are filling up » Boston Globe The bottles and cans have been accumulating in Chris Furtado’s shed since March. He doesn’t even drink soda, but his fiancee does, and her Dr Pepper and Mountain Dew containers are now piled on to…

Federal

Breaking precedent, White House won’t release formal economic projections this summer that would forecast extent of downturn » Boston Globe White House officials have decided not to release updated economic projections this summer, opting against publishing forecasts that would almost certainly codify an administration assessment that the…

Which States Got the Most PPP Funding? » Inc. Less populous states got disproportionate levels of funding in both tranches of the Paycheck Protection Program, in part because their lenders were local.…

Gaming

Encore furloughs more than 10 percent of full-time workers, halts part-timers’ checks » Boston Globe Encore Boston Harbor said Thursday that it is beginning to make some staffing cuts, after keeping its entire workforce on the payroll for more than two months amid a statewide shutdown of the casino i…

Health Care

Healey investigating Littleton nursing home » Commonwealth Magazine ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY said her office is investigating a nursing home in Littleton to determine if its response to a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the deaths of 26 residents warranted legal ac…

Almost all Mass. nursing homes have tested most staff, residents » Boston Globe Nearly all Massachusetts nursing homes have tested virtually every resident and staff member for the coronavirus, state officials said Wednesday. But nursing home operators and public health experts c…

State Releases New Data About Coronavirus Deaths And Testing At Mass. Nursing Homes » WBUR Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Massachusetts have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus — collectively, they account for almost 62% of all COVID-19 related deaths…

Coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts nursing homes show need for reform, advocates say » Boston Herald More than 80 nursing homes in Massachusetts have recorded at least 20 coronavirus deaths among residents — a grim tally advocates say sheds light not only on the pandemic’s devastating toll in lon…

315 Brockton-area nursing home residents have died from coronavirus, new data shows » The Enterprise For the first time on Wednesday, the state Department of Public Health released the number of exact deaths inside specific long-term care facilities.…

Opinion: The black swan of our time » Commonwealth Magazine This is the twelfth conversation between Dr. Jarone Lee, a frontline critical care and emergency physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and associate professor at Harvard Medical School, and Dr. …

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery » Boston Globe CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics compan…

More than 100 residents dead from coronavirus at Hebrew Senior Life facilities » Boston Globe More than 100 residents have died from coronavirus outbreaks at rehabilitation and nursing facilities in Greater Boston owned by Hebrew Senior Life, including nearly 80 patients at locations in Roslin…

Some telemedicine, safety practices to continue post-pandemic on Cape, Islands » Cape Cod Times In the new world of health care, patients’ cars double as waiting rooms, everybody wears a mask and telemedicine is here to stay.…

Nursing home deaths from COVID-19: St. Mary in Worcester, Beaumont Westboro have highest numbers in Worcester County » Worcester Telegram More than 550 residents of more than 40 long-term care facilities in Worcester County have died of COVID-19, according to state data released Wednesday evening. Twelve of those facilities recorded mor…

Worcester sees spike in serious strokes, heart attacks; Doctors believe fear kept patients with early symptoms away from hospitals » The Republican The month of May began with about 400 patients at UMass Memorial Health Care that had either tested positive for coronavirus or were under close watch. As the month nears its end, its president and CE…

Public Hearing Takes Comments on Falmouth Hospital Maternity, Pediatric Closures » Cape Cod Online Thoughts and opinions regarding the potential closures of the maternity and inpatient pediatric wards of Falmouth Hospital were given on a public hearing call Thursday evening.…

When Testing Positive For The Coronavirus Doesn’t Mean You’re Contagious » WBUR Amanda Joyce barely noticed the tickle in her throat and the little dry cough that started on March 19th.…

Baker Reflects on “Enormous Tragedy” at Nursing Homes » State House News Service Describing COVID-19's impact on nursing homes as "terribly difficult" and an "enormous tragedy," Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday said new measures the state has put in place at such facilities have hel…

Here's what Mass General Brigham's new logo looks like » Boston Business Journal Mass General Brigham has filed two new logos with federal patent authorities, offering a peek at the ongoing rebrand of the state's largest health system.…

Housing

Lynn seeks input for housing plan through virtual open house » Lynn Daily News Item Lingering social distancing restrictions have shifted how the city is collecting public input during the development of its five-year housing production plan.…

Human Services

State Leg. Press Release: MA Expands Unemployment Benefits » Brookline Patch Last Thursday, the Massachusetts General Court passed legislation that will provide additional Unemployment Insurance (UI) relief to low-income families, non-profit institutions, and employers. The bi…

Warren: 'Our Child Care System Is In Danger Of Collapsing' » WBUR Around one in four American workers are now out of a job. And for those of us lucky enough to hang on to employment, the pandemic has changed the way we work. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill — and the rep…

Truck With 40,000 Pounds Of Food Donations Arrives In Chelsea » CBS Boston A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of food donated by the Mormon church arrived in Chelsea on Thursday to help one of the hardest hit Massachusetts cities in the coronavirus pandemic.…

Immigration

ICE flag vandalism sparks outrage from top federal immigration agent » Boston Herald Vandals targeting ICE agents stepped over the line when they desecrated the unit’s flag outside the agency’s Burlington field office, a top immigration official told the Herald.…

Legal skirmishing continues at Bristol County Jail » Commonwealth Magazine EVEN AS COVID-19 deaths and infections are declining across Massachusetts, legal skirmishing is continuing at the Bristol County Jail over the safety of federal immigration detainees.…

Judiciary

Indicted Judge Shelley Joseph doubles down on political bias claim ahead of hearing » Boston Herald Suspended state judge Shelley Joseph is insisting a search of federal records for political bias in her prosecution is necessary, a day after prosecutors told a judge they’d heard enough briefings a…

Labor

Still High, But New Jobless Claims Are Slowing Down » State House News Service New unemployment claims continued their gradual downward trend last week from a mid-March high, but still outstripped pre-pandemic records as the national and state economic outlooks remain grim.…

40.8 Million Out Of Work In The Past 10 Weeks — 26% Of Labor Force » WBUR More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers have lost their jobs since the coronavirus crisis shut down much of the economy in March.…

Charlie Baker says ‘vast majority’ of unemployment claims checked so far not fraudulent » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Baker said the “vast majority” of Massachusetts unemployment claims checked so far are legitimate — amid concerns over a national fraud scheme to bilk states out of benefit dollars.…

Some Western Mass. Businesses Say Laid-Off Workers Choosing Unemployment Over Returning To Work » New England Public Radio The unemployment rate in Massachusetts topped 15% last month. But businesses say some workers who were laid off because of the pandemic are choosing to stay off the job.…

Layoffs are slowing, but ‘it’s going to take years to get these jobs back’ » Boston Globe In Massachusetts alone, more than 1.4 million people have filed for unemployment during the pandemic shutdown. Not all of them will find work anytime soon.…

Massachusetts reviewed 150,000 unemployment claims after learning about nationwide scam, Gov. Charlie Baker says » MassLive Massachusetts had a third-party vendor review 150,000 jobless claims to look for signs of fraud as federal authorities warned of a nationwide scam targeting state unemployment systems during the coron…

Legislative

NY: ON THEIR SECOND DAY of session after a nearly eight-week recess » Politico Pro NY (L)egislators engaged in a bitter debate Thursday over a measure to provide $100 million in rent relief. The bill drew what might be generously characterized as unenthusiastic support from some of the…

Moran, Velis join Senate in trying times » News 22 WWLP.com Senate President Karen Spilka offered this advice to the chamber’s two newest lawmakers: work hard.…

Moran sworn in as new state senator » Cape Cod Times Sens. Susan Moran, D-Falmouth, and John Velis, D-Westfield, were sworn in to office Thursday as legislators in both chambers continued to grapple with a respiratory virus that has shut down many facet…

Local Government

Town officials plan for reopening of municipal buildings, services to public » The Sun Chronicle Local officials this week rolled out an incremental five-step reopening plan aimed at easing restrictions which have been in place at town buildings and other facilities since the state-ordered corona…

Swansea town meeting will be held June 1, with COVID-related precautions » The Herald News Swansea’s Special Town Meeting will be held next week, with special regulations in place so that residents and town officials can practice proper social distancing and recommended hygiene measures.…

Boston Marathon canceled for first time in 124-year history » Boston Globe The race — which had been postponed from April to Sept. 14 due to coronavirus — will be held as a virtual event.…

Walsh: 2020 Boston Marathon Canceled » WBUR The Boston Athletic Association has decided, in consultation with municipal, state and health officials, to skip this year's running of the world's oldest marathon, opting instead for a week of virtua…

Worcester will drop criminal complaint against Pastor Kristopher Casey, Adams Square Baptist Church says lawsuit remains ‘until we hear from them’ » The Republican Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. announced Thursday the city will be dropping the criminal complaint against the Adams Square Baptist Church.…

City focus is on helping, not fines » Dorchester Reporter Various departments of city government have been waiving fees and permits online for merchants planning to reopen this week, according to Dion Irish, commissioner of the Inspectional Services Departme…

Framingham finance panel recommends cutting senior adviser to Spicer » The Metro West Daily News Members of the Finance Subcommittee are mulling Mayor Yvonne Spicer’s proposed $298 million budget for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.…

Upton announces 'Phase 1' to reopen town » The Metro West Daily News Although Town Hall will remain closed to the general public, having a full staff on hand will allow officials to offer all services online, via email or a new curbside program.…

Mayor Domenic Sarno asks court not to grant leniency to Springfield church arsonist » The Republican Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said granting leniency to the arsonist who torched an African-American church on the night Barack Obama was first elected president “would send the wrong message to our Spring…

Bourne to hold town meetings outside » Cape Cod Times Because of unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus outbreak, Bourne town officials have decided to hold the annual and special town meetings outside, as other events in town continued t…

Marathon Canceled As Boston Preps For Summer Of Distancing » State House News Service The Boston Marathon has been run in some form every year since 1897, withstanding the 1918 influenza pandemic, two world wars and other disruptions. But with the state's path through the COVID-19 era …

Politics

State Rep. Dooley faces opposition from young Wrentham resident in re-election bid » The Sun Chronicle A young town resident has set his sights on state Rep. Shawn Dooley’s seat.…

Howie Carr: Hackerama willing to let taxpayers, MassGOP squirm » Boston Herald Gov. Charlie Parker is on a mission to destroy the state’s economy, but one thing you have to give him credit for.…

Massachusetts Voters for Animals endorses Gravellese for state representative » Wicked Local Saugus Joe Gravellese's campaign for state representative has been endorsed by Massachusetts Voters for Animals, a statewide advocacy group dedicated to electing humane leaders who prevent cruelty to animals…

Public Health

Lessers discuss mental health concerns during the pandemic » The Reminder For the past several weeks, state Sen. Eric Lesser has been hosting a series of “lunchtime livestreams” where he hosts local experts on a myriad of topics. On May 15, Lesser welcomed his mother, D…

Senator Eric Lesser hopes ‘Thrive After 55’ broadcast expands audience » The Republican Senator Eric Lesser’s “Thrive After 55,” a day-long health and wellness fair held every June, has become a popular event with its mix of vendors, raffles and free bag lunch.…

Editorial: Time to act on ‘death with dignity’ bill » Gazette Net Friday is an important day for the state's so-called “death with dignity” legislation, a years-in-the-making effort to offer the terminally ill the option of ending their lives on their terms.…

Opinion: COVID-19 poses unnecessary risk for people with disabilities » Commonwealth Magazine NEVER IN OUR lifetime have we witnessed a disease that has devastated lives across the globe the way COVID-19 has. No family, no individual has been left untouched.…

Other countries’ reopenings may be no real guide for the United States » Boston Globe As many countries take their first cautious steps out of lockdowns, alarm bells are already ringing.…

Ginkgo raises $70 million to ramp up COVID-19 testing for employers, universities » Boston Globe Ginkgo Bioworks has raised $70 million in new funding to build out a large-scale COVID-19 testing facility in its Seaport labs, which it hopes will help meet the growing demand for testing as business…

CDC warns of ‘aggressive rodent behavior’ as rats desperately search for food amid the coronavirus crisis » The Republican A new cause for concern has arisen amid the coronavirus pandemic - one that is furry, dirty and hungry.…

Lawmakers lean in to get virus testing at Pittsfield CVS » Berkshire Eagle "Once again," the lawmakers' lament to Boston said, "the Berkshires get ignored, even when it comes to testing."…

4 Things To Know About The Cancellation Of The Boston Marathon » WBUR There will be no 124th running of the Boston Marathon, at least this year.…

The Battle Between The Masked And The Masked-Nots Unveils Political Rifts » WBUR It has become a political and cultural flashpoint, drawing a clear divide between the "masked" and the "masked-nots."…

Public Safety

After violent night in Boston, Commissioner Gross again blasts judges for releasing offenders over coronavirus concern » WCVB After multiple people were shot in Boston overnight, Police Commissioner William Gross again took aim at the judges who are releasing violent prisoners from incarceration because of concern about the …

Protesters gather in Boston to decry death of George Floyd in police custody » Fox 25 News Dozens gathered in front of the Ashmont T stop in Dorchester on Thursday evening for 46-year-old George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minneapolis.…

‘It is white people who need to do more’: Maura Healey calls for officers to be charged in George Floyd’s death » Boston.com Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said Friday that the Minneapolis police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in their custody, should be charged.…

State Finance

Slow Climb From Economic Mess Will Take Years, Fiscal Watchdogs Say » WGBH Long-shuttered stores be may unlocking their doors. And manufacturers are starting to hire employees back to the assembly lines. But the economic recovery might not be a quick one, a state fiscal watc…

Budget watchdogs warn economic impact of coronavirus will crush Massachusetts budgets for years » Boston Herald Budget watchdogs dashed hopes for a quick recovery from the economic havoc wrought — seemingly overnight — by the coronavirus pandemic, warning the devastation of plummeting tax revenues and wides…

State Government

Relatives, employees at Holyoke soldiers’ home skeptical of e-mails released by suspended superintendent » Boston Globe James Miller stormed the beaches of Normandy and later liberated German concentration camps. For five New England winters, he worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service. In 1986, he retired …

Massachusetts Considering Expanding Mail-In Voting For The Fall Elections » WBUR A number of states, including Massachusetts, are looking at using mail-in voting for the 2020 election. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin has said he wants to start printing ballots for …

Baker to visit Lowell facility used to screen locally produced PPE » Turn to 10 Governor Charlie Baker toured a facility in Lowell that has been used to screen locally produced Personal Protection Equipment or PPE.…

Transportation

Somerville bridges closed for Green Line extension project finally reopen next week » Boston Herald Two heavily traveled Somerville bridges closed more than a year ago as the MBTA pushed forward with the Green Line Extension project will finally reopen for good next week, a major milestone in the lo…

Opinion: Chelsea and East Boston deserve true transit equity » Commonwealth Magazine REMEMBER FOR A moment what life was like before COVID-19 upended our sense of normalcy. For Chelsea residents, that meant waiting much longer than the scheduled 8-12 minutes for the MBTA Route 111 bus…

MBTA plans increased service as coronavirus restrictions loosen » Lowell Sun Mask wearing, social distancing and reduced crowding will all be a part of the “new normal” for riding the T as coronavirus restrictions ease up, Massachusetts gets back to work and the MBTA bring…

Crowding thresholds to dictate MBTA pandemic operations » News 22 WWLP.com As more people begin returning to the office and venturing onto the subway or commuter rail to get work, the MBTA is exploring ways to communicate with riders about crowding and making alternative mod…

It’s Good Time to Pull the Plug on the Rail Project [OPINION] » WBSM The Baker Administration continues to plow full steam ahead with plains for a commuter train that would connect New Bedford, Fall River, and Taunton with Boston even though few are happy with the rout…

All Aboard? Not So Fast. Ferries To The Cape Will Be Limited This Summer » WBUR If you're looking to skip the drive to the Cape this summer, you're going to have fewer alternatives.…

Utilities

Opinion: Don’t knock natural gas » Commonwealth Magazine NATURAL GAS REMAINS the preferred energy choice of homeowners and businesses across the Commonwealth. It is the most affordable, reliable, and flexible energy choice, and it has played an important ro…

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The Week In Review

New laws enacted this week:

HB4166 - An Act relative to the charter of the town of Westwood

HB4338 - An Act authorizing the licensing authority of the city of Woburn to grant additional alcoholic beverage licenses

SB2618 - An Act providing additional support to those affected by the novel coronavirus through the unemployment insurance system

HB4240 - An Act An act authorizing the town of Leicester to continue the employment of Paul S. Doray.

SB2366 - An Act relative to the granting of alcoholic beverages licenses in the town of Boxford

SB2330 - An Act accepting certain property in Gloucester for park and conservation purposes under Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution

SB2603 - An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Jessica Zamansky, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

Most read bills of the week:

HB4672 - An Act addressing COVID-19 data collection and disparities in treatment

SB2618 - An Act providing additional support to those affected by the novel coronavirus through the unemployment insurance system

HB4735 - Still still further amendment to H.4672

SB2680 - An Act relative to municipal governance during the COVID-19 emergency

HB4700 - An Act relative to emergency paid sick time

SB2701 - An Act relative to emergency paid sick time

HB4752 - Amendment H.4752

SB2645 - An Act providing for virtual notarization to address challenges related to COVID-19

HB4696 - An Act relative to school trip refunds for parents

SB2655 - An Act concerning business interruption insurance

House Actions This Week: 74

Senate Actions This Week: 21


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