Massachusetts Legislature passes $43.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2020

By Shira Schoenberg | July 22, 2019 

The Massachusetts House and Senate on Monday passed a $43.1 billion state budget for fiscal 2020, 22 days after the start of the fiscal year.

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Massachusetts’ late budget an ’embarrassment,’ watchdog says

By Mary Markos BOSTON HERALD | July 18, 2019 

A government watchdog is calling for new leadership after the “embarrassment” of Massachusetts coming in dead last across the nation on finalizing a budget for the second year in a row.

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Nation's First Carbon Tax Could Be Enacted In Massachusetts

By Patrick Gleadon | July 18, 2019 

Democrats are talking about whether to hold a presidential primary debate focused on climate change alone. The DNC won’t commit to such a forum, but Gizmodo and New Republic recently announced the two media outlets will host a climate-centric debate in New York City. However it's questionable whether that event will be able to get candidates to show up on account of the homophobic op-ed recently published and then retracted by the New Republic, which was subsequently dropped as a debate-cohost.

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