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Massachusetts progressives encouraged to ‘seize the moment’ on budget, infrastructure bills after talks with President Joe Biden

Democratic leaders in Massachusetts’ congressional delegation expressed confidence Congress and President Joe Biden could seal the deal on heavy investments in infrastructure, combatting climate change and expanding access to child care all while creating jobs and spurring the economy following a meeting in the White House on Wednesday. Rep. Katherine...
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Massachusetts Lawmakers Pushing To Legalize Voter-Rejected Physician-Assisted Suicide, Including Three Republicans

When the voters had a chance to decide the matter, they rejected it. And yet, the push to legalize physician-assisted suicide continues in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from elected members of both sides of the aisle. A virtual hearing on a bill titled “An Act Relative To End of Life Options” (S. 1384/H. 2381) is scheduled for Friday, October 1.
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11 Cities In Mass. Hold Preliminary Elections Tuesday

Eleven cities across Massachusetts will hold preliminary elections Tuesday for positions like mayor or city councilor. The cities with elections are Attleboro, Beverly, Chicopee, Everett, Fall River, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Newburyport, North Adams and Taunton. Top candidates in those races will move on to the general elections in November. In...
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GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFUL BEN DOWNING AIMS TO CHANGE CLIMATE OF MASS POLITICS

“Science doesn’t care if we’re first in the nation… better than bad isn’t good enough when it comes to climate.”. As the Boston mayoral election barrels toward its conclusion, the extent of what can be accomplished in the city will still depend on the political leadership at the state level. Ben Downing, a former state senator from Pittsfield now running for governor, hopes to change the conversation around what’s possible in Mass and bring the climate crisis to the forefront of the state’s politics.
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Here are preliminary election results from around Massachusetts

Voters narrowed the fields of candidates for November elections in several communities. Boston wasn’t the only city with a preliminary election on Tuesday. Voters in nine other Massachusetts communities turned out to the polls, casting ballots to whittle down fields of candidates ahead of final elections later this fall. Incumbent...
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We should eliminate off-cycle elections in Mass.

FORMER GOVERNOR Deval Patrick once said, “Massachusetts invented America.” For a state that prides itself on shaping American democracy, Massachusetts faces a wicked participation problem. And the current proposed solutions—like making mail-in voting permanent in state elections—do not adequately address our biggest ballot problem. At the local level, where critical...
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Massachusetts Republicans Can Collect Signatures On Born-Alive Ballot Question — For Now

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court says that the Massachusetts Newborn Protection Coalition can collect signatures for the time being in a push to get their born-alive protection question onto the November 2022 ballot. The state’s highest court granted a preliminary injunction late Thursday afternoon, allowing the process to continue while...
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Want to Vote by Mail in Mass. City Elections? Register by Wednesday

Time is running out for Massachusetts residents to sign up to vote by mail in the preliminary elections taking place across the commonwealth Sept. 14. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Wednesday at 5 p.m. -- that's when aplications need to arrive to city election offices, Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin noted Tuesday.
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Mass. Gubernatorial Hopefuls Campaign In Berkshires Wednesday

Berkshire native and former state senator Ben Downing will be at the Morgan House in Lee to talk about his vision for transportation infrastructure in the commonwealth at 5 p.m. “By empowering regions, and by having those clear statewide goals, we have the ability to build a Massachusetts that is...
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