Beacon Hill Roll Call: July 1 to July 5, 2019

By Bob Katzen | July 9, 2019 

Beacon Hill Roll Call records local senators’ votes on roll calls from recent sessions. There were no roll calls in the House or Senate last week.

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Groups want Baker to veto 'union protection' bill

By Christian M. Wade Statehouse Reporter | July 8, 2019 

BOSTON — Fiscal watchdogs are urging Gov. Charlie Baker to veto a labor-friendly proposal aimed at softening the blow of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that curbs the ability of unions to automatically take dues from workers' paychecks.

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Once Again, Massachusetts Among Last States Without A Budget

By Bob Salsberg ASSOCIATED PRESS | July 2, 2019 

BOSTON (AP) — State budget negotiators were continuing closed-door talks Tuesday as Massachusetts again earned the dubious distinction of being among the few U.S. states without a permanent spending plan in place for the new fiscal year.

July 1 came and went without the Democratic-controlled Legislature reaching an agreement on a $42.7 billion budget.

A six-member panel led by Sen. Michael Rodrigues, of Westport, and Aaron Michlewitz, of Boston, are trying to resolve disagreements over the House and Senate versions of the plan.

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