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Mass. lawmakers say they reached a deal on tax relief, ending months of closed-door talks

Legislative officials did not release details of the tax bill on Thursday evening, saying they intend to file and vote on the agreement at some point next week.

In union push, state House aides cite poor pay, difficult work

The bill before the State Administration Committee would amend a state law to explicitly allow legislative branch staff the right to organize — a right which is already granted to executive and judicial branch staffers.

Government must move more quickly to address climate crisis, Wu says at Globe Summit event

Government is not moving urgently enough to address the climate crisis, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said on Thursday without hesitation, calling on state and federal leaders to move more swiftly.

Lawmakers want ‘hard numbers’ on state’s shelter crisis after Healey’s request for $250 million

House Speaker Ronald Mariano said Tuesday that he was not sure if his chamber would support the $250 million request, which Healey folded into a wider spending bill last week.

Powerball ticket sold in Dorchester hits for $1 million

A Powerball ticket sold at a Dorchester liquor store hit for $1 million during Monday’s drawing, according to State Lottery officials.

‘An endless stream of scandals’: As chairless cannabis board meets, lawmakers push for oversight hearing

Days after its chair was suspended, the state's marijuana regulatory board began a three-day meeting to craft new rules for the $5 billion industry.

In bid to stop Trump, one group is making different pitch to independents and Democrats: Vote GOP

With a largely drama-less Democratic presidential field, a new super PAC is trying to persuade independent voters in New England — and beyond — to vote in the GOP primary.

In Worcester, political vandalism marks tense election season

It’s been a nasty election cycle this year in Worcester, where debates around homelessness, crisis-pregnancy centers, and the governmental system of the city are at the core of heated arguments.