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BOSTON – House Speaker Ron Mariano was recently hospitalized while in Florida and fitted with a pacemaker after experiencing “some medical discomfort,” according a statement released by his office Monday evening, but the 74-year-old Quincy Democrat said he hopes to resume a full work schedule soon. Mariano, who took over the top job in the […]
BOSTON –  Auditor Suzanne Bump, a Democrat who has spent more than 20 years working on Beacon Hill in various public roles, said Tuesday she would not seek a fourth term, creating a rare opening in one of the six statewide offices and becoming the first domino of the 2022 election cycle to fall. Bump, […]
MCAS results will not be used against public schools
BOSTON – Advocates, lawmakers and former regulators urged a legislative committee on Tuesday to provide more oversight of required contracts between municipalities and marijuana businesses, arguing that the system continues to be exploited by some cities and towns, which creates a barrier for small and minority owned businesses to get started in the industry. The […]