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Boston City Council approves $3.99 billion budget

The council did not make any cuts to the Boston Police Department budget, backing away from a $13 million trim that just three weeks ago every member of the body had supported.

Effort to undo undocumented driver’s license law gains steam, as wealthy GOP donor said to back it

If activists gather enough signatures, voters will decide whether to keep or nix the law, which goes into effect next year.

Elizabeth Warren calls for action against ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ in wake of Supreme Court overturning Roe

Senator Elizabeth Warren praised the Biden administration's statements on the overturn of Roe v. Wade and encouraged voters to look to the November elections as Democrats' best hope of making Roe the law of the land.

Mass. Senate staffers push unionization effort; top labor leader backs effort

Steve Tolman, the president of the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, said at a rally that his organization stands with State House employees to “secure a voice in the workplace and a seat at the table.”

Elizabeth Warren rallies Mass. supporters to protect abortion

Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has vociferously opposed the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning abortion rights on Friday, urged Massachusetts abortion rights supporters to donate money and time to help patients from other states obtain abortions now.

As Democrats exit governor’s race, some point to barriers for outsider candidates

When state Senator Sonia Chang-Dίaz ended her campaign last week, she left just one Democrat, Attorney General Maura Healey, as the presumptive nominee and, most likely, the state’s next governor.

Candidates for Suffolk district attorney face off in online debate

Candidates running for Suffolk County district attorney and sheriff took part Tuesday evening in an online debate sponsored by Democratic ward committees in Boston.

State lawmakers poised to shield providers of abortion, transgender care from bounty-style laws in other states

State lawmakers also want health insurers to provide abortion coverage without copayments or any form of cost-sharing.