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By jennajoyce - 7/19/15 - 3:11 pm

The Equal Pay Coalition is holding a press conference at the State House this Tuesday at noon to show support for the Equal Pay Bill, which is headed to the State House floor the same day.

The Equal Pay Bill seeks to eliminate the gender wage gap in the following ways:

(1) EQUAL PAY FOR COMPARABLE WORK: This bill clarifies terminology in the existing law to effectively implement equal pay for comparable work.

By roadman - 4/7/15 - 3:20 pm

focusing on whether or not "RoadRunner" was about to become the official state rock song, that we overlooked this new law - effective today - that quietly slipped through:


By BostonUrbEx - 5/7/13 - 3:21 pm

A hearing is scheduled for the "Anti-Shadow Bill," Bill H.826, as submitted by Marty Walz and Byron Rushing. Set for Thursday, May 9, the public hearing for comments and input will be at 10:00am in State House Room A-1.

By adamg - 1/5/12 - 12:24 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a law that prohibits certain legal immigrants from obtaining subsidized insurance from the state's Commonwealth Care program.

The court said saving money was the main rationale behind a law passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Patrick limiting the number of immigrants who could sign up for Commonwealth Care - and saving money is not a good enough reason under the state constitution for "invidious discrimination against aliens."

By Kaz - 7/19/10 - 1:46 pm

The MA House and Senate are setting up the state to help usurp the Electoral College as part of the "National Popular Vote" campaign. Enactment votes will send the bill to Deval Patrick for his signature. The consequence of this bill will be to push all 12 of the state's electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote instead of the will of the people of MA.

By Quantum Mechanic - 10/30/08 - 11:26 pm

The Boston Globe reports that Wilkerson will not resign despite the State Senate's unanimous resolution asking her to do so.

By adamg - 3/8/08 - 10:36 am

State Rep. David Flynn, D-Bridgewater, tells the Taunton Gazette the proposal won't even come up for a vote.

Via Dan Kennedy.

By adamg - 8/24/07 - 11:25 pm

Jimbo starts a series of interviews with candidates for the open East Boston state representative's set with Jeff Drago.

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