Surprise, surprise: Legislature breaks for the holiday with no deal on budget

By The Lowell Sun | July 2, 2019 

BOSTON Unable to agree on an annual state budget by the July 1 deadline, House and Senate Democrats are breaking for the Fourth of July holiday and now hoping that a budget deal might come next week.

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Unions eye Beacon Hill for relief after Supreme Court ruling

By Steve LeBlanc ASSOCIATED PRESS | June 8, 2019 

BOSTON (AP) - The state’s labor unions are turning to Beacon Hill for a little relief from a 2018 Supreme Court ruling that threatened to weaken their finances and political clout.

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Beacon Hill seeks more funds while almost $3B lies uncollected

By Mary Markos, Boston Herald | June 8, 2019 

Almost $3 billion in state revenue hasn’t been collected over the years, according to a Herald analysis of state data, while legislators prepare to vote on the “millionaires tax” in an attempt to fatten the state’s wallet.

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