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Wu’s Mass. and Cass plan meets skepticism from both ends of the council’s political spectrum

Administration officials were peppered with questions about the efficacy of Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposal, which is aimed at giving police increased authority to clear tents and ramshackle street shelters.

Top Mass. cannabis regulator sues to lift suspension; treasurer says ‘several serious allegations’ prompted discipline

Shannon O’Brien, a one-time Democratic nominee for governor, argued that Treasurer Deborah Goldberg “willfully side-stepped” the law when she suspended her as the chair of the Cannabis Control Commission.

The $1 billion tax reform package is a big win for Governor Maura Healey

It’s been more than two decades since the last significant tax cut, when voters — not legislators — approved a measure to slice the state’s income tax to 5 percent.

City seeking to hire project manager to build Long Island Bridge linking Boston to recovery campus

Mayor Wu’s administration is looking to hire a project manager for the long-stalled replacement of the Long Island Bridge connecting Boston to a 35-acre recovery campus that’s gone unused since 2014.

Tell us: What questions do you have about the looming government shutdown?

The federal government will shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday morning unless Congress reaches an agreement before then to continue funding

Boston City Council approves firefighters contract that results in about 10.6 percent pay hike

The contract requires the city to provide firefighters with base wage increases of 3 percent, 3 percent, and 2.5 percent in July of each fiscal year of the contract, which covers 2021-2024.

What’s in Massachusetts’ $1 billion tax relief package for you?

Massachusetts lawmakers will begin voting Wednesday on a $1 billion tax relief package that would boost tax breaks for families, seniors, renters, and others while slashing how much the state taxes profits on short-term investments.

Massachusetts lawmakers unveil $1 billion tax relief deal, with vote this week

The tax package is estimated to save taxpayers $561 million this fiscal year, and will eventually climb to just over $1 billion once it goes into full effect, according to legislative officials.